Seven days, a couple hundred shows and a really gross blizzard later, New York Fashion Week has come to a close. You know what that means — it’s time for some trendspotting. As they are wont to do, many crazes carried over from Spring 2017. The 80s aren’t leaving us anytime soon, especially with wide, structured suit jackets now in play. The velvet trend has likewise snowballed — you’d be hard-pressed to find a show that didn’t feature the luxe, cushy fabric. Velvet is to Fall 2017 what ruffles were to Spring 2017.
In uncertain, politically fraught times, designers turned to Americana for comfort. Denim reaffirmed its fashion presence — heck, even Canadian tuxes are back. Athleisure is also in the midst of a renaissance thanks to our love of eye-grabbing legwear. (On a related note, center seams took center stage.)
The Fall 2017 runways were also full of political statements, some more overt than others. Brown replaced beige as fashion’s It neutral. Women’s designers embraced patterns, colors and silhouettes imbued with a sense of female power — cheetah prints, true reds and unapologetically feminine dresses dominated the runways.
Oh, and the outerwear was really, really good. Click through the slideshow above to take in the 15 Fall 2017 fashion trends you’ll be wearing next season. (And check back with us at the end of fashion month to see which ones grew legs.)