Chanel ending its fashion show by launching an actual rocket ship 33 feet in the air? That’s surprising. Another thing we didn’t see coming from fashion month? The fact that Karl Lagerfeld would make us want to wear headbands again—really!
Now that the Fall 2017 shows are a wrap, here are a few trends straight off the runways of Paris, Milan, London, and New York that just might make their way to a mall near you this fall. But, before you head to the shops, you may want to check your own closet—especially that early aughts section.
Headbands: This season, Chanel and Altuzarra took a stab at bringing back this retro hair accessory. We haven’t felt this way about headbands since Blair Waldorf first graced the screen of Gossip Girl.
Attention-grabbing hats: No one will miss you this fall if you’re wearing an oversize Marc Jacobs hat a la Kendall Jenner, and bonus, you can feel taller without wearing heels. Coach and Miu Miu offered a similar furry version, while Missoni put out a $190 version of the Women’s March’s iconic pink pussy hats.
Berets: Not feeling a gigantic hat? Dior and Wanda Nylon made berets look really wearable in comparison during Paris Fashion Week.
Wide belts: Maybe it’s the influence of all those waist trainer ads on Instagram, but it looks like wide waist-cinching belts are swinging back into fashion. Designers from Jeremy Scott to Hermès layered gigantic belts over dresses and T-shirts.
Red: Kate Spade chief creative officer Deborah Lloyd told Vogue she was “feeling the color red” the morning of Kate Spade’s NYFW Fall 2017 presentation, and she wasn’t the only designer who felt that way. Red looked every bit a power color in crimson trench coats and dazzling burgundy evening gowns.
Puffer Coats: You can brave a blizzard in style next winter, because fashion houses churned out so many cozy coats that looked like haute twists on North Face gear.
Fringe: This isn’t ’70s fringe, it’s way more elegant than that—and it seems like it would be the most fun to twirl around in during a night out on the town.
Plaid: OK, plaid for fall isn’t exactly groundbreaking (as Miranda Priestly might say). But the pattern went from grunge-y to grandpa, depending on the vision of the numerous designers who added it to their collections.
Slouchy boots: We definitely remember a shopping trip in the mid-2000s that ended in the purchase of both a wide belt and scrunchy boots. Now are both those styles back? Rihanna already wore the sparkly ruched YSL boots that were the talk of Paris, and those weren’t the only slouchy boots that trotted down the fall runways.
Kris Kross: This one we definitely didn’t see coming. A handful of designers (including R13, Acne Studios, and APC) all created shirts and jackets that were meant to be worn backwards. APC even sent out jackets designed to be worn as scarves. Seems like you could do all this with your existing wardrobe, depending on your level of bravery, of course.
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