Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear is on its way, as designers work on the final details, models practice their walks, and bloggers speculate wildly about what’s about to grace the runway. Here at Mood, we’ve been meticulously following the 2018 collections, and have found several trends that seem to be sticking around. From outerwear to overlays, let’s take a look at the Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear predictions.
Full Mini Skirt
The mini skirt is in full swing in 2018, with full circle mini skirts gracing the runway and showing skin. Balmain’s pre-fall collection displays a wool mini skirt layered over a sweater, perfect for keeping warm on a blustery fall evening, leaf-peeping through Maine and sipping steaming mugs of tea by a roaring bonfire. Diane von Furstenberg’s paisley dress is ideal for an Indian summer, when late September evenings require a thin jacket and some tights, making this dress perfect for plucking apples right from their trees, enjoying the crisp snap of the skin and fresh taste of a farm-to-table apple pie. Temperley London’s geometric print dress features a low neck and big bow, making this a party dress! Spend the evening drinking earthy red wines and discussing romanticism at an exclusive poetry reading. The border print of Versace’s stunning dress is so regal, it’s destined to be worn to a fancy dinner party, R&B playing softly from a stereo in the corner as guests toast to old friends and new experiences. Versus Versace’s stiffer skirt is the perfect detail, making this little black dress an ideal transitional piece. From work to fancy dress parties to roller skating, there’s nothing this dress can’t do, no where it doesn’t fit in.
Feel full with these fabrics:
We’ve got some weird winters coming up, as embroidered and quilted coating comes into fashion. Balmain utilizes quilted coating to fashion a dress, and a matching skirt and jacket. These stunning garments are perfect for a motorcycle ride through winding roads surrounded by tall trees, the road engulfed by the forest, almost warmed by the lack of wind that can’t quite push through the wall of leaves and bark. Versace goes big with a puffy quilted coat. They paired the yellow of the coat perfectly with a tropical blue, perfect for bringing the sunshine on an overcast fall day. Carolina Herrera Displays exemplary embroidery with beautiful and bright flowers growing up a white coat, perfect for taking a walk during the first snow of the season, the fluffy flakes sticking to the threads, coating them like mascara on fluttering eyelashes. Cinq a Sept’s embroidered sleeves pair beautifully with the fur collar, ideal for walking through central park as the sun sets, observing young lovers learning about each other and siblings running through piles of leaves, enjoying the last of the year’s warmth. Erdem’s embroidered trench is the perfect outerwear for heading to housewarming in SoHo, celebrating the new home of a close friend with hot toddies and good conversation.
Stay warm with these fabrics:
The leg slit is a classic detail that’s coming back, showing just a little bit of extra skin to accent the garment. Skirts, dresses, and pants all featured these simple slits, and Cushnie et Ochs’ skirt shows some serious skin, paired with a matching top that has a fitting cut out. Monse’s pencil skirt seems to have a simple cut up the leg, allowing the excess fabric to hang from the skirt. This is perfect for a cocktails at an upscale bar, making connections and showing some serious fashion. La Perla’s jumpsuit features leg slits on the pants, showing the calf and allowing the simple heel to make an appearance. This jumpsuit is perfect for an after party, dancing all night in LA with musicians and producers. Sally LaPointe’s pants have a slit that goes even higher, showing the mid-calf, perfect for going grabbing a coffee and spending the afternoon writing in a small cafe, people watching and keeping caffeinated. Altuzarra’s Americana dress features a leg slit perfect for riding side saddle through the country, a steaming mug of chamomile and a good book packed for stopping and staring at the beautiful countryside. Haney’s floor-length piece has a leg slit and phenomenal hip cut out, ideal for attending an exclusive charity ball, spending the night gliding across the floor and drinking champagne.
Put a slit in these fabrics:
Middle Eastern Influence
Middle Eastern prints and designs have been seeping into collections everywhere. especially the mesmerizing Islamic Geometric Patterns. Many Islamic art and architecture is created using geometric patterns drenched in bright colors, which designers are now utilizing in their garments. Altuzarra’s tunic is perfect for learning how to use a bow and arrow on a calm fall day, the breeze pushing your hair as you take aim at the bright red and white target. Diane von Furstenberg’s wide-leg pants, paired perfectly with a polka dot blouse, are ideal for hosting an upscale book club, discussing the works of Gabriel García Márquez over mimosas and grapefruit wedges. Elie Saab’s spider-web like print blends Americana with Middle Eastern Influence, as the Islamic Geometric Pattern seems to be crocheted, perfect for traveling the world and learning about different cultures, cuisines, and fashion. Escada’s tunic is perfect for 80’s night at the local nightclub, bumping to glam rock with big hair and bold decisions. Victoria Beckham’s floor-length dress is perfect for chilly days, as the vibrant print and colors bring warmth to anyone who looks at it.
Get geometric with these fabrics:
It should not come as a shock that sheer overlay is on this list. It seems that every collection in 2018 has had a sheer garment, sometimes multiple pieces. Altuzarra’s sheer dress and cardigan come in the most beautiful earthy green, ideal for a fall wedding at a stunning ranch, toasting to the happy couple and enjoying the view. Diane von Furstenberg’s sheer dress is so lightweight and wispy, it twirls beautifully. What a perfect dress for spending the a week in a warm climate, relaxing poolside and searching for a swimming hole set deep in the jungle. Elie Saab’s sheer dress is structured, unlike a lot of the sheer pieces, perfect for a more opulent event. Erdem adds a lining to their sheer ensemble, the perfect garment for a Great Gatsby themed event. Just Cavalli’s lace romper is perfect for brunch in a quaint town, bottomless mimosas paired with fruity waffles and powdered sugar.
Stay sheer with these fabrics:
I love the Middle Eastern Influence that fashion is embracing right now, those patterns and prints are so gorgeous and intricate. What Fall 2018 trend are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!