Right now, the fashion runways are full of Fall collections. Unsurprisingly, a lot of retailers like simplybe.co.uk have already picked up on the strongest trends and are starting to incorporate them into their latest clothing ranges.
Back to the 80s
This year, most designers have turned to the 80s for inspiration. As you read on you will soon see elements of this look popping up in all sorts of ways.
A hint of Savile Row class
Many of the coats, jackets and some of the dresses, skirts, and trousers we have seen on the catwalks over the past few months have been made from traditional British fabrics. Patterns like herringbone and houndstooth are everywhere. Stella McCartney, Prada, Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein have all recently incorporated jackets and overcoats made from these fabrics into their collections.
Tweed is also making a bit of a comeback. It is particularly interesting to see designers using this classic fabric to make dresses. The fact that it is warm and keeps its shape well makes it a particularly good choice for the tailored and semi-tailored cuts that are so prevalent, this year. So, you can expect to see quite a few tweed sheath and pencil dresses appearing in the shops over the coming weeks.
Bold, bright, flowing prairie-style dresses are also set to be popular. They are a new take on the maxi, which has been one of the most enduring dress trends of this decade. They have flouncy sleeves, a wide, nipped in waist and plenty of delicate detailing, a combination that produces a very soft and feminine look.
The cuts are classic. Suits, jackets, and overcoats cut big and styled in a way they used to be in the 1940s and 50s. It is a look that was also popular the 80s. The use of men’s traditional cuts for women’s clothing is another 80s trend that looks set to be big in fall 2018.
Oversized outerwear has also made an appearance on various catwalks. At this stage, it is hard to say if this startling look will actually appear in Malls. But, some retailers are already stocking oversized, mid-calf puffers. This is an early sign that the look could catch on.
2018 Fall footwear trends
The 80s influence is most obvious when you look at footwear. Last year, designers like Saint Laurent sent their models down the runway wearing full-length slouch boots. This year, it is the mid-calf slouch boot that is set to make the leap into mainstream fashion.
Block heeled pumps are the other huge footwear trend. They will be everywhere. The majority are under 3 inches and round-toed. So, they are super comfortable to wear as well as stylish and versatile.
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