After a series of whirlwind weeks, fashion month has come to a close. From exotic animal print to bold silhouettes, old designers reminded us why they were still relevant, and new designers made a name for themselves. Although many designers have started switching to the June/December schedule, and some have cut shows altogether, there were plenty of trends to go around. Let’s take a look at the top trends from Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear.
Blast from the Past
Designers brought back classics from every decade, mixing in fashion’s past with the present. Alberta Ferretti went way back with a 40’s inspired dress that featured beautiful rope detailing, while Alexandre Vauthier stuck closet to the present with an 80’s dress. Orla Kiely and Diane von Furstenberg both invoked the 70’s style, and Badgley Mischka created a beautiful 50’s style gown.
Create the future of fashion with these fabrics:
Bustiers were worn over dresses and as blouses for Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear. Oscar de la Renta and Pamella Roland created sheer bustiers, beautiful layering pieces, while Alexander McQueen’s stricter red bustier is clearly the main event in this ensemble. Dolce & Gabbana utilized the corsetry style, and Thom Browne fashioned an entire dress out of their bustier.
Give your garments a boost with these fabrics:
Fabrics were embroidered and embellished for Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear. Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen both utilized ostentatious jewels and gems, while Alena Akhmadullina went with a subtler pearl embellishment. Brandon Maxwell makes opulence look easy with a stunning jewel blouse, and Balmain’s bejeweled matching set is toned down with a simple silhouette, allowing the jewels to sparkle and shine.
Add some shine to your wardrobe with these fabrics:
Flounces were the sleeve silhouette of choice for Fall 2018. Chanel featured a layered flounce that creates excellent movement, while Christian Siriano and Rodarte utilized length to add fluidity. Orla Kiely’s short flounce is a sweet detail, and Diane von Furstenberg’s asymmetrical flounce is the perfect finishing detail on this beautiful wrap dress.
Fashion a flounce with these fabulous fabrics:
Move over fiery red, teal has taken the hearts of designers around the world. Diane von Furstenberg and Elie Saab both featured teal fur coats, while Orla Kiely created a beautiful teal coat with burnt sienna fur trim. Marchesa’s beautiful teal dress with embroidered flowers stood alone, and Moschino took pop art to a new level with a beautiful teal dress that featured a woman’s face.
Take a look at these teal fabrics:
What trend are you taken with? I’m absolutely in love with flounce sleeves!
Great report! I’m excited for the teal color and the embellished fabrics the most . I am not a big fan of flounces but maybe they will grow on me.
Yes, teal is such an underrated color, and those embellished fabrics are beautiful! I love flounces, but I know a lot of people who aren’t crazy about them. I guess it depends on the flounce.
Teal has always been my most treasured color! I can’t wait to use them!
Me too! I’m hoping to make the Hibiscus Robe in a teal charmeuse soon!