Top 5 Fashion Week Trends for Winter
Trends are being set as fall is in full swing, winter dawns, and fashion week excitement comes to a close. September saw both New York Fashion Week and Boston Fashion Week, but now that the weather is getting colder the trends are more relevant than ever. Suffolk University student, Casey Parker,
modeled in the “Suksess” collection during Boston Fashion Week, an event held in numerous studios and hotels around the city. She shared some firsthand insights into the latest styles hitting the runway. Here are the top trends to incorporate into your wardrobe this season:
- Shirts Under Dresses
The ‘90s are back! Get ready to strut in style with a t-shirt or turtleneck layered under a dress. This hip throwback can not only add flair to a simple dress, but it’s also the perfect trend to adopt for the colder months if you can’t seem to give up on that summery dress you found on the sale rack two weeks ago.
- Fur, fur, and more fur
During the entirety of New York Fashion Week, fur could be seen throughout various collections. Statement fur was not only seen in the form of the typical neutral jacket, but also in accentuating pieces such as bright cuffs, collars, and brilliantly colored coats.
- Camel Colors
Though crazily colored fur was present, Casey Parker shared that although Boston Fashion Week wasn’t “entirely neutral colors, it was definitely more focused on nudes, blacks, grays, and browns,” which is often the tones seen in stores and on runways during this season. Walking for Suksess, Casey noted that “the collection featured mostly neutral shades in black, white, gold, and brown, mixed in with pieces of intense color as pop elements”- a very true-to-fall palette that provides a practical base for a wardrobe.
- Statement Chokers
In case you’ve yet to realize, trends go through waves and what once went out of style has the opportunity to reappear years later. This season, chokers came back with a punch! These pieces are not only glamorous in material, but huge in size, covering most of the model’s neck.
- Ruffles and Bold Cut
Ruffles were displayed on models in different and deliberate ways. Whether as part of the bottom of a dress or flowing off of sleeves, this trend was seen across runways in various formats. This stylistic trend was seen in both New York Fashion Week and Boston Fashion Week. Casey details that rather than focusing on patterns, there “was a lot more exploration with cut […] accentuating body shape or creating a shape entirely their own.” I hope this edgy trend takes over fashion in the next year, so as to provide some greater excitement over garments.
Overall, New York Fashion Week and Boston Fashion Week were exhilarating experiences. Casey’s greatest thrill this year was her feat in being able to lead a fashion week show by being the first model to walk the runway in the Suksess collection. She reflected that, “you have no one to follow so you have to be sure of the exact runway route.” Still, Casey insisted the work was worth the pressure- proof that even one of the most stressful jobs in fashion week does pay off. So, as you begin to recreate and infuse your closet with the latest trends, consider these as some of the upcoming staples that every fashion lover should have and rock your own runway (even if it’s only the hallway leading to your classroom)!