Here are the top runway trends to expect in stores and on the streets streets come September.
Fall 2018 Fashion Week has finally wrapped up with a number of historic moments to note. Christopher Bailey presented his last collection for Burberry, Gucci showcased its “Post-Human” realm, and Maria Grazia Chiuri reenacted the 1968 French student protests at Dior’s show, among other momentous presentations.
The looks this season are no less impressive, taking a step forward in terms of design and purpose where previous seasons have seen many recycled ideas. Here are the top runway trends to expect in stores and on the streets streets come September.
Logos are everywhere this season – on tops, dresses, bags, shoes, and other small accessories. In Gucci’s case, it’s even on an “outerwear” garment bag. (From left: Fendi, Burberry, Balmain, Gucci, Prada.)
There’s a bigger message behind these rainbow-coloured designs – some stand for diversity, some in support of LGBTQ+ rights, and others for feminism. Whatever the inspiration, the key theme is a strive for freedom and inclusivity. (From left: Ashish, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Versace, Alice + Olivia.)
Besides rainbow symbols, brands are exploring culturally-influenced looks and accessories in the name of inclusivity, among which include headscarves. (From left: Christian Dior, Max Mara, Valentino, Chanel, Gucci.)
Belts are a must-have accessory for fall, whether featuring large buckles or monogram clasps made popular by Gucci, to highlight the waist area. (From left: Versace, Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marni, Michael Kors.)
Wild cats and horses are out to play this fall. (From left: Max Mara, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Bottega Veneta.)
Plaid is in again, but not just any kind – this fall’s come in varying bright colours. (From left: Michael Kors, Prada, Christian Dior, Burberry, Versace.)
Pleated skirts and dresses are paired with edgy sweaters and jackets for a mixed message on femininity. (From left: Coach, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Balmain.)
There’s a lot of leather going on this fall, giving off The Matrix vibes. (From left: Saint Laurent, Loewe, Tod’s, Isabel Marant, Hermes.)
As if Y/Project’s uggs weren’t ugly enough, these brands are jumping on the ugly sneakers bandwagon too. (From left: Maison Margiela, Versace, Gucci, Prada, Burberry.)
Images: Courtesy of respective brands