The 10 Biggest Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 2018

March 14, 2018

The 10 Biggest Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 2018

The fall/winter 2018 woman will be confident and grounded. Designers were undoubtedly influenced by the #MeToo movement this season, and wanted to make clothes for an empowered woman.

The 80s are making a comeback with big shoulders and strong colors; there is also a need for comfort and protection, with layers upon layers of jackets, chunky boots and sneakers, and cozy knits, as well as blankets carried as accessories or worn as scarves and dresses; bright colors and monochrome outfits are also going to be a big trend, from head-to-toe red outfits to colorful tights.

1. Layers

Maybe to prepare for an unpredictable weather, designers clad their models in layers upon layers of clothing, sometime wearing two coats at a time, sometime four, like Balenciaga did. We saw great layering also at Marni, Y/Project, Maison Margiela, Creatures of Comfort, Monse, Tory Burch and Sportmax.

Layers coats trends fall winter 2018
Photos via @balenciaga @monsemaison @maisonmargiela

2. Royal blue

Royal blue might be the color of the season. It made appearances at Colovos, Adam Selman, Derek Lam, Carolina Herrera, Marni, Balmain and many more.

royal blue trend fall winter 2018
Photos via @estebancortazarofficial @maki.oh @dereklam

3. 80s

The 80s are making a comeback for the new season, in particular the big power shoulders and the bold colors that marked the decade, like we saw at Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, Balmain, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and more.

80s trend fall winter 2018
Photos via @adamselman @marcjacobs

4. All-red outfits

From red boots to red sunglasses, red is a big trend, as we are already seeing and as we saw on the streets during the fashion month. But for the next fall/winter 2018, head to toe red outfits will be an even bigger trend, as we saw on the runways at Dion Lee, Self-Portrait, Christian Siriano, Tibi, MSGM and many more.

red trend fall winter 2018
Photos via @msgm @undercover_lab @estebancortazarofficial

5. Enter the Matrix

The sunglasses keep getting narrower, the coats are getting longer, shinier and darker (Dion Lee, Self-Portrait, Alexander Wang) and the fall/winter 2018 woman seems ready to fight for her freedom and independence.

matrix trend fall winter 2018
Photos via @anndemeulemeester_official @oliviertheyskens

6. Chunky boots and sneakers

The fall/winter 2018 woman is also grounded, and wants to be comfortable and feel safe. Practical boots and chunky sneakers are paired with skirts and dresses (3.1 Phillip Lim, Esteban Cortazar, Loewe, Gucci), and with everything else in between (MSGM, Maison Margiela, Sportmax, Off-White, Junya Watanabe).

chunky boots sneakers trends fall winter 2018
Photos via @31philliplim @estebancortazarofficial @maisonmargiela

7. Monochromatic looks

Dressing head to toe in the same color is going to be a huge trend for the next fall/winter 2018. It can be exactly the same color, or different shades of the same color. We saw great examples of this at Lacoste, Re/Done, Salvatore Ferragamo, JW Anderson, and many more.

monochromatic trend fall winter 2018
Photos via @richardmalone @annasui @siesmarjan

8. Blankets

Blankets showed up on so many runways, either folded up under models’ arms (Jil Sander, MSGM, Maison Margiela, Y/Project), worn as dresses, capes (Sacai), shawls (Billy Reid, Marco de Vincenzo) and scarves, or simply carried like you would a purse (Derek Lam).

blanket trend fall winter 2018
Photos via @jilsander @maisonmargiela @estebancortazarofficial

9. Colorful tights

Colorful tights, from acid colors (Adam Selman, Haider Ackermann) to bold colors (Saks Potts, Dolce & Gabbana) and pastels (Jeremy Scott) are going to be a big trend for the next fall/winter, so ditch the black tights and put your legs at the center of attention.

colorful tights fall winter 2018
Photos via @sakspotts @tomford @itsjeremyscott

10. Matching two pieces

If mismatching prints is still a trend, matching them is becoming even more of a trend, in particular when it comes to two pieces, like pants and jackets (R13, Zimmermann, M Missoni, Off-White), or shirts and pants or skirts (Colovos, Adam Lippes, John Elliott, MSGM). But it’s not just prints, matching items go together because they are literally cut from the same cloth, so they could just be matching in color and fabric like we saw at Gray Jason Wu, Jeremy Scott, Bottega Veneta, Moschino and many more.

matching pieces trend fall winter 2018
Photos via @itsjeremyscott @bottegaveneta @adamlippes

Do you want to update your wardrobe for the next fall/winter 2018? A personal shopper can help you make the right purchases based on your style and body shape while keeping in mind the current trends. 

- Elisabetta Silvestro

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