5 Trends to Expect This Fall According to NYFW

Posted August 19, 2013 by in Trends

The hottest fall trends were previewed way back in February during Fashion Week, but if you’re like most people, you were probably too busy longing for spring and summer to think about fall fashion. Don’t worry, however, as there’s still time to prepare!

Below are trends that have already started to emerge, as well as a few trends that you’ll start to see this September, all of which debuted at NYFW.


Fashion repeats itself approximately every twenty years, which is why the 90’s revival we’ve been witnessing this summer (platforms, crop tops, floral baby doll dresses…) isn’t really that surprising — Emerson was right on the money with plaid.

This fall you’re going to see the revival of plaid trousers, skirts, dresses and shorts. Instead of the grunge look; plaid t-shirts around the waist and light wash jeans, it’s going to be much classier. More office friendly.

According to the designer — Jackie Fraser-Swan:

For the Fall/Winter 2013 season, I was inspired by the idea of a beautiful post-apocalyptic world.  With all the talk of 12/12/12, and “end of the world” movies coming out, I thought that it might be fun to play with that notion.  In my story, the Earth would come back to life in a much more beautiful way than ever imagined.



Check out our Vine of the show:

Oxblood and Emerald

These are going to be the “it” colors this fall. As you may know, emerald is the color of the year and oxblood is usually the go-to lip and nail color for fall, but be prepared to see it on your clothes this year! Oxblood mixed with both grey and black was very prevalent at the 4 Corners of a Circle show. 4-corners-circle-runway-fall-20130207-212042-858

The designer, Natsuko Kanno, wanted her collection to be a modern version of what the Samurai wore for battle in the 15th and 16th century. According to Kanno:

In today’s world and with traditional and modern battles still raging, one must go out into the world and fight for the life they want, find their own way, to make this world a better place.

Emerald ruled the Charlotte Ronson preview. Ronson is by far one of the hippest “Ready to Wear” designers out there for the younger set! Expect to see a mod twist of floral prints infused with the Pantone Color of the Year! 3 Check out the energy of this preview by watching our Vine.

Black and White

This combo has never (and will never) go out of style, so if you’re not very adventurous when it comes to your style, you can never go wrong with this duo.

Norwegian fashion house, Nina Skarra debuted a collection filled with black, white and red in the form of perfectly tailored dresses and constructed jackets. If you could raid Pippa Middleton’s closet…this is what it would look like.


Bold Prints

If you’ve been avoiding anything bold…now’s the time to get over your fear. Both Mara Hoffman and Paola Suhonen, the lead designer of Finnish brand Ivana Helsinki, debuted gorgeous collections filled with intense patterns and colors.

Hoffman’s collection is called “Mystics and Misfits.” Think orange, hot pink, yellow and turquoise mixed with worldly influences. mara1

View the whole collection:

The colors in the “Rotterdam” collection by Ivana Helsinki were more on the earthy side; mustard yellow, dark blue and deep red. This collection was inspired by the pinup girls in Rotterdam, Holland in the 1960’s; nautical prints and color blocking with a 60’s mod twist.
On a budget friendly note, the Boohoo preview a few months back was filled with bold prints as well!

Unique Jackets

Black pea coats just aren’t going to cut it this fall.  The Rebecca Minkoff fall 2013 collection was filled with coats with striking silhouettes, mixed textures and daring prints.

If you’re not brave enough to wear a plaid jacket or colorful coat with a fur collar, consider wearing a jacket that mixes leather and grey fabric. The mixed textures will give you an NYC edge.


Which one of these trends are you going to try this fall? Let us know in the comments below!

*A big thanks to Kim and Kristine for letting B&C cover two shows in their absence.