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5 Trends from NYC Fashion Week: Fall 2015

NYC Fashion Week just kicked off, but it’s never too early to start trend forecasting!

I scanned looks from the hottest designers to debut (thus far) and found five amazing pieces everyone will be wearing come Fall 2015.

Don’t wait for the herd to catch on; jump on these trends now!

1. Tome: Vinyl

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Plastic is about to be everything. Models sporting shiny, vinyl miniskirts dazzled onlookers at Tome’s Fall 2015 Fashion Show. Once reserved for cheap flooring and records (RIP), vinyl looks sleek and futuristic paired with leather or lightweight knitwear.

2. Alexander Wang: Silver Buttons

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Delicate, glittering silver accents made a striking contrast to Alexander Wang’s black-on-black Fall 2015 Collection. Silver is already making a massive comeback in jewelry, but the rows of silver buttons Wang added to tough biker chic jackets made is clear that silver is the new it embellishment.

3. Rag & Bone: Lacy Camisoles

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In the early 2000s, I had an entire drawer of lacy camisole tops that I paired with everything and anything. Rag & Bone brought that middle school staple back to life at Fall 2015 fashion week. Worn over lengthy, gauzy t-shirts and paired with pencil skirts, the silky lace camisoles felt simultaneously fresh and classic. If you’re not ready for the cami version, Rag & Bone also showed a delightful slip dress with similar lace accents.

4. Rodarte: Asymmetrical Leather Minis

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Leather + Asymmetry = Razor Sharp Edge. The dynamic duo at Rodarte dazzled the fashion world yet again at New York Fashion Week: 2015. Inspired by avian migration, or  “leaving the city to a more pastoral place,” as Laura Mulleavy put it, the collection conveyed whimsy and strength. Party girls and fashionistas across the globe will delight in the feisty sex appeal of an asymmetrical leather miniskirt.

5. Thom Browne: Netted Veils

thomThom Browne’s mafia-inspired Fall 2015 Collection was a magnificently melancholy triumph for the young designer. Each outfit demonstrated the power of mixing textures while remaining true to the show’s story arc. I was smitten with the ebony netted veils that subtly shielded the models faces. Bold? Yes. But trend setting means taking risks, and veils add nostalgic romance to any outfit.

Boss Bomber Jackets

Be gone basic bomber!

Marni, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and  Tracy Reese via Stylecaster

Marni, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Tracy Reese via Stylecaster

1970’s boho may be storming the runways, but one key piece for Fall 2014 comes straight out of the 80’s. I chose to write about bomber jackets this week for three reasons. 

3 Reasons To Wear A Bomber Jacket In Fall 2014

1. Bomber jackets are ridiculously comfortable.

Fearne Cotton, Ciara, & Cara Delevinge via Glamour.

Fearne Cotton, Ciara, & Cara Delevinge via Glamour

Now that Summer is finished, we can finally put away our exposed midriff and devote ourselves to pre-Thanksgiving stomach stretches. During Spring/Summer, I stretch my stomach inwards. But during Fall/Winter, sweet forgiving Fall/Winter, I vigorously challenge my stomach outwards and onwards, working through Eater’s Restaurant Lists with rabid enthusiasm. Bomber jackets are fabulous for disguising a post-eating frenzy bulge.

 2. Bomber jackets look cool in a super chill, I woke up like this way.

Rita Ora, Kristen Stewart, & Nicole Scherzinger via Glamour.

Rita Ora, Kristen Stewart, & Nicole Scherzinger via Glamour.

Effortless style is the epitome of chic. I never want anyone to look at me and think “she’s trying really hard,” even when “trying hard” is an understatement. Bomber jackets make me feel like an off duty model during New York Fashion Week, who are incidentally the biggest fans of bomber jackets. Models know what’s up with the bomber. 

3. Bomber jackets are a fabulous foil for transitional weather.

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Chloe Grace Moretz, Georgia May Jagger, & Rihanna via Glamour.

What is transitional weather? The weather you are currently residing in, no matter your longitude and latitude. Light laying is key at this time, and the bombers of 2014 are light enough to layer and roomy enough to accommodate more layers. 

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Molly Ringwald sulking stylishly in The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club may have bonded over youthful disillusionment, but they just as easily could have found common ground in the casual yet versatile bomber jacket, which was worn by virtually every mover and shaker to grace the neon screen between 1981-1989.

Zara, Gap, & By Malene Birger

Zara, Gap, & By Malene Birger

Bomber jackets are enjoying a rad renaissance thanks to the plethora of textures, patterns, shapes, and textures being used by designers high and low alike. One near-universal trait of Fall 2014’s bomber is light luxury. These jackets exude easy athleticism, and wear far less heavily than their Pretty In Pink era ancestors. 

Topshop, Monki, & Sandro

Topshop, Monki, & Sandro

Bomber jackets appeared everywhere during Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion week, on runways as different as Dior and Public School. Raf Simons’ cheekily blended retro-redux and dashes of norm-core with delightful curvilinear bomber-jackets in petite jacquard floral, emphasizing that bright bombers suit both men and women.

Public School Spring/Summer 2015 via Annex Magazine

Public School Spring/Summer 2015 via Annex Magazine

At Recent CDFA winner/hipster darling label Public School’s Spring/Summer 2015 Show, printed bomber jackets practically strolled off the runway and into fashionista arms. Not bad for Public School’d very first Women’s Collection. Alexander Wang paired bright, sporty bomber jackets with dress pants in a masterful stroke of mix and match.

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2015 via Getty.

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2015 via Getty.

Retail analytics company EDITD, which analyzes the biggest Fashion Week Trends based on mentions, dubbed bomber jackets the third biggest trend of Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion week, with 404 mentions. 

Bomber jackets might have an even bigger celebrity following than yoga. Fans include Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger, Rihanna, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ciara, Emma Watson, Emma Roberts, Lena Dunham, Fearne Cotton, and Kristen Stewart. 

Bombs awayyyy.