Fall 17 trends on the runway!

Fall 2017 Fashion Report

By Emma Francois



The elegantly patriotic trend balances classic silhouettes with modern notes of Americana. Alexander McQueen’s recent collection effortlessly embodies this in one all-inclusive word: craftsmanship. Enliven a black sheath dress with woven braids in red, white, and blue. Excite a handkerchief skirt with rouge patchwork.

Victoria Beckham walked the concrete runways (also known as sidewalks) of New York City in her eponymous label that juxtaposed the new and old elements of this trend. Her cerulean outfit harmoniously blended the pantsuit with the pajama set, and nodded to Americana via subtle, opaque plaid patterning.

Taking the trend to new heights, Lily Collins wore a firetruck-red Valentino gown with cascading embroidery and painstaking sequin-work. Similarly, Selena Gomez graced the streets in a navy blue Jacquemus dress with intricate folds that possessed all the pride and love this trend exemplifies.

This trend wonderfully connotes all of the pizzazz, hope, and rhetoric of the American dream. For a subtle look, try a solid ruby red gown. And for those days when a little extra is just what the fashion doctor prescribed, take inspiration from the great plains and elaborate any dress with tassels, braids, and fringe.

On the Runway



Against a whimsical background reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland or Eloise, Anna Sui’s fall collection embraced this trend and embodied its multi-faceted connotation. A little Gothic, a little Victorian, a little Mad Hatter, this trend balances the upscale glamour of royal gold with the comfortable familiarity of fairy-tale classics.

Chrissy Teigen sparkled at the Tony Awards in a lily white Pamela Rolland gown with golden piping to elongate the look.

Emma Watson brilliantly conjured both the fantasy and the fashion worlds in her Miu Miu dress. Slightly sheer, slightly edgy, and slightly tiered, crystal elements and golden appliqués added a spark of mystère to the style.

This trend lends itself to fanciful interpretation on and off the dance floor. Gilded embroidery dramatizes any gown, and to hail from the jewelry world, accessorize a look with a tiara or cascading earrings.


This trend takes its inspiration from the likes of Dries van Noten, whose fall collection features plucky prints and zesty colors that enliven denser and warmer autumn fabrics. Splashy and juicy, these sunset hues are a surprising, fresh reinterpretation of autumn palettes.
Model Bella Hadid donned a plush orange Sami Miro jacket and matching Heron Preston mini skirt that packed a sartorial punch – a lesson in monochrome.
Rita Ora radiated stylishness and beauty in an electric, lime green pantsuit by Osman. Stark and audacious, this ironically zany translation is breathtaking and eye-catching. 
This trend thoughtfully nods to decades past, exploring color palettes that painted the sixties, seventies, and nineties. And today, the restricted citrus hues add a modernity and eloquence fit to color any dashing couture gown.

On the Runway