New York Fashion Week Fall ’15 Runway Trends

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March 6, 2015 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '15

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One of the most notable trends at New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 was 70s inspired fashion, including looks that spanned the entire decade! Designs included early 70s short sizzler dresses and fitted jackets at Cynthia Rowley, to mid-70s native inspired fringe and suede at Anna Sui, to sophisticated double faced jersey knits (think Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards) at Derek Lam to late 70s Studio 54 glitz and glamor which was shown almost everywhere.

Cynthia Rowley, Anna Sui, Derek Lam (pictured above), Jay Godfrey, Mark & Estel, Jill Stuart, Nicole Miller, Jay Godfrey, Son Jung Wan, BCBG, Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Charlotte Ronson, Alice + Olivia, Rebecca Taylor, Anna Sui,  Zimmerman, Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein

Printed 70s Flare Leg Pantsuits
Nicole Miller, Jay Godfrey, August Getty, Monique Lhuillier, Alice + Olivia, Cynthia Rowley, Altuzarra

Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, 3.1 Phillip Lim, August Getty


Big coats, midi’s and wide leg pants populated the runways. High neck collars gave way to cut outs at the shoulders and the waist. Scarfs and fur collars were wrapped high on the neck, and soft long skirts took shape with pleats, slits, gathers and uneven hems.

Car Wash slit skirts
Sally LaPointe, Angel Sanchez, Tommy Hilfiger

Illusion Cut Outs
Carmen Marc Valvo, Angel Sanchez, Monique Lhuillier, Herve Leger, Prabal Gurung, Donna Karan, Lela Rose, Jason Wu

Cold Shoulder
Nicole Miller, Herve Leger, Angel Sanchez, Carmen Marc Valvo, Bibhu Mohapatra, Vera Wang

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Oversized menswear-inspired coats graced almost every runway, and at DKNY, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors they were decorated with sparking beading and shiny embellishments. Leave your jewelry at home!

Oversized/Menswear/Boyfriend Coats
DKNY, Mara Hoffman, Sally LaPointe (pictured above), Noon by Noor, LaCoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Prabal Gurung, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Jenny Packham, Badgley Mishka, Libertine, Kye, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Christian Siriano, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Derek Lam, Vera Wang

Embellished Outerwear
DKNY, Coach, Libertine, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors

Leather & Fur Trench Coats
Brock Collection, Protagonist, The Row, Tommy Hilfiger, August Getty, Zac Posen

Cape Coats
Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Badgley Mischka

Bomber Jackets
Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Libertine, Diane von Furstenberg, Coach, DKNY, Vera Wang

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Beam me up Scottie and stay warm in a turtleneck in fall 2015. Turtlenecks were everywhere, on dresses and tops and layered under sweaters, jackets and V-necks.

Thakoon, Mara Hoffman, DKNY (pictured above), Angel Sanchez, Sally LaPointe, Costello Tagliapietra, Charlotte Ronson, Jay Godfrey, Mara Hoffman, Tommy Hilfiger, LaCoste, Alice + Olivia, Cynthia Rowley, Zimmerman, Derek Lam, Prabal Gurung

Turtlenecks with V-necks
Jill Stuart, Thakoon, Rachel Zoe, DKNY, Mara Hoffman, Zimmerman, Derek Lam, DKNY

Wide Leg Trousers/Pants
Angel Sanchez, Sally LaPointe, Costello Tagliapietra, Mark & Estel, Charlotte Ronson, Nicole Miller, Jay Godfrey, Tommy Hilfiger, Mara Hoffman, Mara Hoffman, Alice + Olivia, Rebecca Taylor, Cynthia Rowley, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Derek Lam

Sheer Shirts with Bras
Charlotte Ronson, Mark & Estel, Mara Hoffman, Rebecca Taylor, Cynthia Rowley, Altuzarra, Narciso Rodriguez, Vivienne Tam

Norm Core
DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Libertine, LaCoste, Kye

Mara Hoffman, Jay Godfrey, Alice + Olivia, Cynthia Rowley, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang

Long Vests/Outerwear
Narciso Rodriguez, Derek Lam, Cynthia Rowley, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung

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The big reveal takes place on the midriff! Cut-outs stick to the ribs this season.

Side of Waist Cut-Outs
Angel Sanchez, Monique Lhuillier, Proenza Schouler (pictured above), August Getty, Jay Godfrey, DKNY, Prabal Gurung, Zimmerman, Zac Posen

Prabal Gurung, Mara Hoffman, Donna Karan, Mara Hoffman, Narciso Rodriguez, Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley

Noon by Noor, Son Jung Wan, Carmen Marc Valvo, Carmen Marc Valvo, Sally LaPointe, Costello Tagliapietra, Monique Lhuillier, Son Jung Wan, Mara Hoffman, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Lela Rose, Jenny Packham, Tory Burch, Cynthia Rowley, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Derek Lam, Cynthia Rowley

Uneven Hems – High Low
DKNY, Sally LaPointe, Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, Lela Rose, Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, Narciso Rodriguez

Short Coats with Short Dresses
Rebecca Taylor, Anna Sui, Cynthia Rowley, Vera Wang

Shirt Collars
Donna Karan, Carmen Marc Valvo, DKNY, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Costello Tagliapietra


As for details, it was go big or go home. Big buttons, big fur collars stood out on coats, jackets and dresses in a big way.

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Oversized Buttons
Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein (pictured above), Edun, Tommy Hilfiger, Angel Sanchez, Derek Lam,

Fur Trim
Mark & Estel, Son Jung Wan, Sally LaPointe, Carmen Marc Valvo, Nicole Miller, Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, Dennis Basso, Alice + Olivia, Anna Sui, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Brandon Sun, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu

Leather Trim
Son Jung Wan, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Marc Jacobs


Fabrics ran the gamut from natural materials like wool, suede, leather, fur and silk to jazzed-up fabrics including neoprene, perforated leathers and wild colored furs in bright and intense jewel tones or unusual pastels.

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Flowy Silk
Monique Lhuillier, Zac Posen, Costello Tagliapietra (pictured above), Mark & Estel, Sally LaPointe, Jay Godfrey, Noon by Noor, Dennis Basso, Jenny Packham, Carmen Marc Valvo, Mara Hoffman, Cynthia Rowley

Brocade & Tapestry
Cynthia Rowley, Alice + Olivia, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, Zac Posen

Son Jung Wan, Sally LaPointe, Carmen Marc Valvo, Angel Sanchez, August Getty, Noon by Noor, Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, Alice + Olivia, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Brandon Sun, Narciso Rodriguez, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Tracy Reese

Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Coach, Charlotte Ronson, Brandon Sun, Prabal Gurung

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Colored Furs (Jewel Tone or Pastels)
Cushnie et Ochs, Oscar de la Renta, Altuzarra (pictured above), Son Jung Wan, Nicole Miller, Monique Lhuillier, Mara Hoffman, Carolina Herrera, Libertine, Brandon Sun, Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, Bibhu Mohapatra, Jason Wu

Perforated or Laser Cut Leather
Angel Sanchez, August Getty, Noon by Noor, Cushnie et Ochs

Long Fringe
Sally LaPointe, Angel Sanchez, Lela Rose, Libertine

Sheer Lace
Monique Lhuillier, Lele Rose, Charlotte Ronson, Alice + Olivia, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Cynthia Rowley

Noon by Noor, DKNY, Angel Sanchez

Noon by Noor, Son Jung Wan, Nicole Miller, Jay Godfrey, Sally LaPointe, Carmen Marc Valvo, Monique Lhuillier, DKNY, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Tracy Reese

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Cynthia Rowley, Altuzarra, Rodarte (pictured above), Prabal Gurung, Libertine,  Alice + Olivia, Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung

Black and Red Plaids
Mark & Estel, Carmen Marc Valvo, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang

Painterly Plaids or Brushy Tartan Plaids
Mark & Estel, Carmen Marc Valvo, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang

Mark & Estel, Son Jung Wan, Monique Lhuillier, Noon by Noor, Libertine, Zac Posen, Prabal Gurung


The color of the season is back to black. Some designers like Alexander Wang and Vera Wang showed entirely black collections. Many designers kept to basic black, black and white combinations and neutral creams and greys. Others stuck with a neutral color pallet but added one shot of hot color: Melon at Narciso Rodriquez, Citrine at Sally La Pointe, and Blood Red at Calvin Klein.

Red overwhelmed many runways this season in the color arena, which included all shades from deep rich reds to persimmons. Silvery grey was the new black, as well as winter white. Gold and silver metallics held their place as neutrals, but fresh new colors included Siennas, Teals, Deep Forest Greens, Purples and Chocolate Browns.

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Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mishka (pictured above), Carmen Marc Valvo, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Prabal Gurung, Dennis Basso, Tommy Hilfiger,  Brandon Sun, Zac Posen


Tory Burch, Costello Tagliapietra, Badgley Mishka, Alice + Olivia, Zimmerman, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta

Gold Metallic
Dennis Basso, Donna Karan, Angel Sanchez, Donna Karan, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alice + Olivia, Altuzarra, Christian Siriano, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta

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Silvery Grey
Lela Rose, Bibhu Mohapatra, Carmen Marc Valvo (pictured above) DKNY, Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, Dennis Basso, Donna Karan, Costello Tagliapietra, Jenny Packham, Badgley Mishka, Brandon Sun

Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Taylor, Noon by Noor, Son Jung Wan, Anna Sui

DKNY, Altuzarra, Christian Sirano, Michael Kors, Derek Lam

Lela Rose, Son Jung Wan, Anna Sui, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg

Dark Chocolate Brown
Angel Sanchez, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, Derek Lam, Jason Wu

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Michael Kors, Jenny Packham, Donna Karan (pictured above), Costello Tagliapietra, Zimmerman, Derek Lam, Bibhu Mohapatra, Thakoon

Winter White/Cream
Mara Hoffman, DKNY, Jenny Packham,Tory Burch, Badgley Mishka, Donna Karan, Zimmerman, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Cushnie et Ochs, Ralph Lauren

Black and White
Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Diane von Furstenberg, Alice + Olivia, Brandon Sun, Bibhu Mohapatra, Calvin Klein, Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera, Coach, Cushnie et Ochs, Prabal Gurung, Vera Wang

Costello Tagliapietra, Son Jun Wan, Badgley Mishka, Alice + Olivia, Anna Sui, Christian Sirano, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Cushnie et Ochs, Vivienne Tam

– Lauren Dimet Waters, Carol Calacci and Carmen Turner

Photos: NYMag

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