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What Fall Trends Have We Spotted So Far?

Feb 16 2014 - 6:00am

Even though we're just now starting to stock our closet with the biggest Spring trends [1], it's still possible (and vital!) to reserve some brain space for the Fall trends that just emerged at New York Fashion Week [2]. With shows from the top of the morning to, well, late, you can imagine there were a whole lot of looks to sort through. We went at it with a pen handy to report the the biggest trends we're seeing. Scroll through!

Additional reporting by Hannah Weil

Superslits

Next season's biggest dose of sex appeal is sure to come from slits that are approaching hip level. Whether it's done on a sultry dress ready for cocktail hour or something more typically buttoned up, we're big fans.

Superslits

Altuzarra [3]

Superslits

Carolina Herrera

Superslits

Costello Tagliapietra

Superslits

Cushnie et Ochs

Superslits

Kenneth Cole

Superslits

Jason Wu

Superslits

Wes Gordon

Superslits

Opening Ceremony

Superslits

Prabal Gurung

Superslits

Reed Krakoff

Superslits

Sass & Bide

Superslits

Zimmermann [4]

Superslits

Marchesa [5]

Superslits

Oscar de la Renta

Windowpane Cutouts

The geometric square print has been on our radar for a while now — it's equal parts mod and modern and is quick to gain a place in any wardrobe. For Fall, designers are upping the ante by doing a cutout version that adds some intrigue.

Windowpane Cutouts

Edun [6]

Windowpane Cutouts

Hervé Léger

Windowpane Cutouts

Oscar de la Renta

Windowpane Cutouts

Lela Rose

Windowpane Cutouts

Nonoo

Everyday Leather

Typically reserved for looks either sexy or tough, leather has now officially gained a place as an everyday wardrobe essential. The Fashion Week designers who used it really drove that point home by showcasing a whole host of pieces done in the luxe fabric that aren't meant to seduce (think baggy shorts and shapeless dresses).

Everyday Leather

Alexander Wang

Everyday Leather

DKNY [7]

Everyday Leather

Reed Krakoff

Everyday Leather

Helmut Lang

Everyday Leather

Jill Stuart

Everyday Leather

Wes Gordon

Everyday Leather

Monique Lhuillier

Everyday Leather

Rag & Bone

Everyday Leather

Yigal [8] Azrouël

Flight of Feathers

Fur's always well represented on the Fall and Winter runways, but feathers? Not so much. This season, though, designers decided to switch things up by crafting looks that had an especially light air about them.

Flight of Feathers

Lela Rose

Flight of Feathers

Peter Som

Flight of Feathers

Marchesa [9]

Flight of Feathers

Prabal Gurung

Flight of Feathers

Jenny Packham

Flight of Feathers

Naeem Khan

Pinstripes

That most masculine of prints, skinny and ready-for-business pinstripes, are back for her this Fall. Even done in basic menswear shapes like slacks and blazers, everything is fit with a slouchy sex appeal that'll bring a buzz to any boardroom.

Pinstripes

Oscar de la Renta

Pinstripes

Elizabeth and James

Pinstripes

Kenneth Cole

Pinstripes

J.Crew

Pinstripes

Ralph Lauren

Blue Hues

As far as statement colors go, reds and metallics have had their day in the limelight. This season designers turned heads with a parade of blue hues. Be a burst of cobalt or a monochromatic periwinkle look, it's all about these shades come Fall '14.

Blue Hues

Alexander Wang [10]

Blue Hues

Derek Lam

Blue Hues

Diane Von Furstenberg

Blue Hues

DKNY [11]

Blue Hues

J. Mendel

Blue Hues

Oscar de la Renta

Blue Hues

Proenza Schouler

Blue Hues

Tibi [12]

Southwest Influence

This season, designers looked to the Southwest to add eclectic flair, texture, and color. They gave us ponchos, color-rich striping, fringe, and cow-girl inspired accents that took the form of lace-up detailing and Western-style button-ups.

Southwest Influence

Kenneth Cole [13]

Southwest Influence

Cushnie et Ochs

Southwest Influence

Mara Hoffman

Southwest Influence

Ralph Lauren

Southwest Influence

Suno [14]

Southwest Influence

Tibi [15]

Southwest Influence

Tommy Hilfiger

Sheer Skirting

One of the sexiest ways to show off your stems this season isn't with a miniskirt. For every coat, blazer, and leather jacket designers sent down the runway, they countered with sheer, leg-flaunting skirts that are just as sultry as going bare-legged, but just a tad bit more subtle.

Sheer Skirting

DKNY [16]

Sheer Skirting

Donna Karan

Sheer Skirting

Jason Wu

Sheer Skirting

Milly

Sheer Skirting

Prabal Gurung

Sheer Skirting

Theory


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