It’s almost time to throw on the faux fur, wrap up in some shearling and enjoy all the good things that the cold weather brings to our closets.
The seasons change, the leaves change, and it will bring cooler weather to campus.
October started with high temperatures in the 90s and heavy precipitation. Fall is often equated with change, especially with your wardrobe.
As fall slowly approaches, let’s take a look at the latest trends that will set the tone for this season.
I tracked all the hottest Fall 2018 fashion shows to see which trends reigned supreme.
From a huge 1980s fashion revival (think black leather and oversized wear) to snake skin and plaid, these are the fall trends to keep on the radar.
During the fall, I always go with animal prints. Animal prints are basically neutral paired with every color. From bags and boots to leggings and sets, snake skin is slithering it way into our fall wardrobe. For men, it’s all about the 90s, from full tracksuits to bulky sneakers. Another trend to watch is shearling. According to Ted Van Den Broeke for GQ mag, “investing in a high quality shearling overcoat will last you a lifetime and keep you warm.” Super suits and leather are making comebacks for both men and women. There were suits more suitable for a night out and distinctive Matrix vibes at many of the shows this season. But with the world socially changing, fashion has not ignored the many viral movements dominating conversations. Time’s Up, #MeToo, Gun Safety, Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood and many more activist organizations are creating discussions around the nation.
People are becoming more inspired to use their appearances as a form of protest.
For example, this year’s Golden Globes, most wore black dresses in support of #MeToo, a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault.
In many ways, designers have put less into the actuality of a garment and more about the person inside it. A bold flashback to better-days of the 80s, unity represented at Versace, pioneer women mentality evoked at Calvin Klein and Coach. Fashion has political and social undertones.
Pyer Moss is one brand that has created a socially-driven collection. Kerby Jean-Raymond is a designer who isn’t afraid to bring attention to societal issues both on and off the runway. Women’s Wear Daily called Jean-Raymond’s collection “the original African-American cowboys and 19th-century rodeo.”
Don’t be surprised to see homecoming attendees in cowboy boots and suede. Western themes, like leather jackets and shearling, combined with a touch of athleticism are heading to all the retail stores.
Whether you want to challenge societal woes or influence your peers, get ready for everyone’s favorite fashion season. From elevated prints to bold pop of red, there are a lot of new looks to get excited about this year.
There are plenty more fall trends that will be heading our way as we push through October.