Fall/Winter 2017-18: From Runway to Reality A Summary of Fall/Winter 2017-18 Runway Looks

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Christian Siriano

With the Spring 2018 runway shows in full swing, I thought it would be fun to examine the Fall/Winter 2017-18 collections from last February’s runways so that we can all get an idea of what we may want to add to our wardrobes right now.  The Fall/Winter 2017-18 runways brought exciting new looks and revived old ones.  In fact, they did a little of both in many cases.  I have composed a list of twelve trends that I saw on the Fall/Winter runways that will be on point this season.  From New York to London to Milan to Paris, I have examined every major runway in search of common trends.  The only trend that I wish I had included is the color yellow which seems to have hit big this Fall; otherwise, I am satisfied with my selections.  I hope that you are able to grow your wardrobes this Fall and add some fabulous pieces!  Enjoy!

*All photos courtesy of vogue.com

Disco

Hermes

Hermes

Gucci

Gucci

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ’70s style is making a comeback this fall!  I noticed it throughout the runways in all four fashion capital cities.  It’s quite a fun look!

Some designers who showed Disco for Fall/Winter:

Anna Sui
Emilio Pucci
Gucci
Hermes
Nicole Miller
Prabal Gurung
Reem Acra
Tory Burch
Valentino
Victoria Beckham

Animal Print

Kate Spade

Kate Spade

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some designers incorporate some animal print into their collections, but for this Fall/Winter season, the animal print trend is much more ubiquitous.  As you can see from the above photos, the animal print overwhelms the outfit in a very flattering way.  It’s a perfect fall look!

Some designers who showed Animal Print for Fall/Winter:

Au Jour Le Jour
Kate Spade
Michael Kors
Salvatore Ferragamo
Vivetta

Capes

Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

Zang Toi

Zang Toi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many fashion bloggers, influencers, and fashionistas are mixed on capes,  Personally, I love them.  My birthday dress this year was a beautiful caped dress by Calvin Klein.  I think this look shows power.  Several designers decided to go with the trend and I’m glad that they did!

Some designers who showed Capes for Fall/Winter:

Albeta Ferretti
Anna Sui
Balmain
Bottega Veneta
Carolina Herrera
Naeem Khan
Ralph Lauren
Zang Toi

Florals

Altuzarra

Altuzarra

Fendi

Fendi

Gucci

Gucci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florals are fitting for spring, but they’re also wonderful for fall as well.  The above photos show how florals can mesh nicely into a fall/winter wardrobe.

Some designers who showed Florals for Fall/Winter:

Altuzarra
Au Jour Le Jour
Emilia Wickstead
Fendi
Gucci
Kate Spade
Nicole Miller

Fringe

Erin Fetherston

Erin Fetherston

John Galliano

John Galliano

Marchesa

Marchesa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fringe is one of the biggest trends of the season!  Seen in all major fashion capitals, everyone is or will be wearing fringe.

Some designers who showed Fringe for Fall/Winner:

Alexander McQueen
Balmain
Celine
Emilio Pucci
Erin Fetherston
John Galliano
Marchesa
Michael Kors
Missoni
Nina Ricci
Prabal Gurung
Sonia Rykiel

Leather

Fendi

Fendi

Hermes

Hermes

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leather is ALWAYS on trend, especially during the fall and winter months, but this season there was heavy emphasis placed on it by so many designers so I included it as being on point.

Some designers who showed Leather for Fall/Winter:

Fendi
Guy LaRoche
Haider Ackermann
Hermes
Jil Sander
Lanvin
Louis Vuitton
Marni
Proenza Schouler
Saint Laurent
Salvatore Ferragamo
Sonia Rykiel
Vivetta
Zang Toi

One Bare Shoulder

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The one bare shoulder look is very sexy and is a trend that isn’t going away!  So buy more of this trend and enjoy showing your décolletage in the colder months.

Some designers who showed One Bare Shoulder for Fall/Winter:

Badgley Mischka
Celine
Emilio Pucci
Jason Wu
Lanvin
Marchesa
Naeem Khan
Nicole Miller
Proenza Schoeler
Ralph Lauren
Saint Laurent

Pretty in Pink

Elie Saab

Elie Saab

Gucci

Gucci

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I must admit that I love pink.  It’s my favorite color.  That is probably why I was drawn to the color during the runway shows.  Nevertheless, several fashion houses showed pink in their collections so it’s important to note that pink will most likely be a trend this upcoming season.

Some designers who showed Pink for Fall/Winter:

Au Jour Le Jour
Christian Siriano
Elie Saab
Emilia Wickstead
Gucci
Kate Spade
Lanvin
Nina Ricci
Oscar de la Renta
Prada
Reem Acra
Vivetta

Puffed Sleeves

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano

Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Zang Toi

Zang Toi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love puffed sleeves.  It’s a great trend because they make a woman look and feel powerful.

Some designers who showed Puffed Sleeves for Fall/Winter:

Altuzarra
Christian Siriano
Emilia Wickstead
Jill Stuart
Nicole Miller
Reem Acra
Vivetta
Zang Toi

Ladies in Red

Altuzarra

Altuzarra

Fendi

Fendi

Versace

Versace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red was one of the biggest trends on all four fashion capital runways.  It’s bold and announces your presence with you having to say a word.

Some designers who showed Red for Fall/Winter:

Alberta Ferreti
Alexander McQueen
Altuzarra
Badgley Mischka
Chloe
Christopher Kane
Emilia Wickstead
Fendi
Giambattista Valli
Giorgio Armani
Gucci
Jil Sander
Jill Stuart
Maison Margiela
Marchesa
Max Mara
Naeem Khan
No. 21
Oscar de la Renta
Prabal Gurung
Prada
Valentino
Versace
Victoria Beckham
Vivetta

Ruffles

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

Reem Acra

Reem Acra

Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruffles seem to be everywhere these days.  They are very feminine and they are quite beautiful.  This is a trend that will last through several seasons because its flattering and holds it shape.

Some designers that showed Ruffles for Fall/Winter:

Balenciaga
Giorgio Armani
Jason Wu
Jill Stuart
Prabal Gurung
Reem Acra
Sonia Rykiel

Shearling

Balmain

Balmain

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shearling is perfect for fall because it’s warm and cozy.  Plus, many designers have chosen to make a fashion statement with it as seen above.  It’s the perfect accent to any coat or jacket.  It’s also a beautiful trend for fall and winter!

Some designers that showed Shearling for Fall/Winter:

Balmain
Coach
Marc Jacobs
Proenza Schouler
Saint Laurent
Tory Burch