Fall trends on the runway!

Fall 2015 Fashion Report

By Emma Francois

Elongating Vine Motifs

This fall, the vine print amplifies and revolutionizes your classic floral. The vine motif exudes a natural and earthy mood that gives the wearer a radiant confidence and undeniable flawlessness. The linear aspect of this modern take on the traditional floral creates an elongating effect, making it ideal for every woman wanting to achieve an effortlessly feminine look.

Fashion’s love for the intricate new floral started this past spring when starlets embodied ethereal beauty by blending oriental colors with vine designs during the Met Gala. Vines traced the silhouettes of dresses on fashion forward celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Chloe Sevigny, and Bee Shaffer.

During the Cannes Festival, Naomi Watts donned an Armani Privé dress that had long, sweeping ferns elongating her earthy, layered jade dress.

During New York’s fall couture fashion week, leafy vines crawled over totes, printed shorts, airy skirts, and dreamy dresses. Valentino captured the vine’s allure through embroidered decals and appliqued leaves. Mariacarla Boscoho wore a whimsy, harlequin green Atelier Versace dress with a sophisticated vine that exemplified fall fashion.

On the Runway

Punchy Proportions

Titled: Viktor & Rolf Art Auction Inspired By: Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture AW15 Collection Illustrator: Nadine Samarina

Titled: Viktor & Rolf Art Auction
Inspired By: Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture AW15 Collection
Illustrator: Nadine Samarina

Every esteemed designer, from Dior to Alexander McQueen, has deconstructed, accentuated, and transformed society’s understanding of classic silhouettes. This fall is no different, yet somehow the innovative shapes of this season’s collections were especially surprising and infinitely inspiring.

Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and actress Emily Blunt both attended fall couture fashion shows in Dior designs that tested the boundaries of normal proportions. Emily wore a white dress with a bold peplum that beautifully contradicted the otherwise simple shift silhouette. Rosie’s plaid dress featured rich layers and quirky folds that exaggerated her figure.

Viktor & Rolf played with punchy proportions with the most success: their fall collection demonstrated how asymmetrical, theatrical, and overdone silhouettes cannot only be taken seriously, but transcend into absolutely stunning works of art.

Try a tastefully bold look derivative of this fun and exciting trend by donning a pair of timeless culottes in a simple and flattering navy or a top with a brightly colored peplum.

Enliven your dance routines with a dress that speaks for itself with these surprising and elegant silhouettes.

On the Runway

Elegant Iridescence

Collection: Roberto Cavalli Atelier Illustrator: Roberto Cavalli

Collection: Roberto Cavalli Atelier
Illustrator: Roberto Cavalli

Glitter, glitter, and more glitter. This would appear to be fall fashion’s new mantra for 2015. This sparkly trend juxtaposes lady-like elegance with grunge details by combining soft silhouettes and vivacious metallic sheens.

Lupita Nyong’o literally dazzled while attending Lancôme’s 80th Anniversary celebration wearing a silver sequined Prada dress that sparkled as she posed for pictures. The glittery gown struck the perfect balance between youthful and sophisticated.

With a raspberry, teal, and rose sequined Marc Jacobs dress, Nicole Kidman graced the cover of Vogue’s August issue. Nicole proved that this shiny trend is more than just ostentatious sparkles; it is modern, understated, and artful.

Chanel’s fall 2015 couture collection featured classic, simple silhouettes reminiscent of Coco Chanel’s earlier collections in the 1900s. The glamorous casino provided a timeless runway, while the glimmering sheens and glittery details on the looks acted as a playful nod to the 21st century.

This shimmery trend will undoubtedly brighten your fall wardrobe. Try pairing a sequined blouse with a structured blazer to emphasize the twinkle without overpowering the eye. Radiate elegance and liveliness while dancing with these sparkling gowns!

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