While you’re out and about eating ice cream, running through splash pads and enjoying balmy nights on a patio, we’re in the office (iced coffee on deck) compiling the best Fall 2015 trends our editors saw in Paris, London, Milan and New York.
Whether wispy swathes of fabric, heavy-duty layers or pretty much an elevated Snuggie, capes and ponchos were a main player on the runways, as seen at Lemaire, Chloé and Céline.
We’re saying buh-bye to the 1970s and hello to the ’80s, thanks to designers like J.W Anderson (insert a million heart-eyed Emojis here). We also discovered that elaborate ruffles and delicate lace, evocative of Queen Victoria’s 19th Century reign, are all the rage ATM.
Geometry class was in session, with collections relying heavily on the use of kaleidoscopic prints, exaggerated angles and out-of-this-world shapes. There were also many DIY looks, from crafty baubles at Stella Jean, to doodled-up dresses at Dolce & Gabbana. Paging Bob Ross and Neil Buchanan.
When it came down to the accessories game, necks and legs were considered prime real estate. From massive pearl necklaces to thigh high boots, designers ensured every square inch of skin was fully utilized. Read: Stella McCartney and Christian Dior.
Lastly fur abounded—surprise!—ranging from conventional (fluffy toppers at Louis Vuitton, Sacai and Michael Kors) to unorthodox (Gucci’s hirsute loafers that would give Cousin Itt a run for his money).
The list goes on, but you’ll have to continue reading to find out which trends we’re on board with this season.