Bring on Fall With 16 of the Biggest Fashion Trends

By CSL Staff
November 24, 2017

Straight from the runway, CSL breaks down the top trends, and shows you how to easily update your closet. All the best and biggest fall fashion trends.  

1/ THAT 70’s SHOW

Disco this is not! The heyday of Wonder Woman, flared legs and platforms, gets a modern update. Mixing pattern from head to toe, a kaleidoscopic colour palette and effortless hair and makeup is where this trend is rooted.

2/ ON THE FRINGE

Part flapper, part razzle-dazzle and all around femme fatale, fringe was applied to body grazing fabrics and hem lengths adorning the bodice, sleeves and maxi dresses.

3/ GOLD MEDAL

Add instant glamour with a shiny palette, great for day and night. Get in touch with your inner bombshell, gilded frocks in differing shades of warm yellow, gold, to icy platinum are the perfect go-to.

4/ DRESS TO IMPRESS

The curve enhancing, ultra-feminine silhouette is here to stay. From long sleeve full maxi, to multi-tiered frou-frou, edgy leather styles to sweater, wrap and even the humble denim dress, there is a style suitable for every body type, taste and occasion.

5/ THE POWER SUIT

Power Dressing! Several designers presented the power suit 2.0 – tailored, understated, elegant. Glam it up with oversized accessories. Just keep everything else simple.

6/ CHECK PLEASE

With dozens of variations on this classic print, this fall favourite is versatile and anything-but-boring. From window pane geometric plaid to gingham and colourful tartan just about every variation was seen on the runway.  Wear a plaid blazer with jeans, or pair a fair isle sweater with a midi length plaid skirt.

7/ 1980S REDUX

Going full steam ahead, this season’s rehashing of 1980s fashion unapologetically celebrated puffy sleeves, head to toe power suits, peplum, and enormous bows. 

8/ VELVETEEN RABBIT

Luxurious, rich and seen on nearly every runway – velvet is the texture of the season.  Designers updated this here-to-stay trend by reinterpreting velvet for every day- think tank tops, casual dresses and wide leg pants.

9/ THE SILVER BULLET

Rise and shine, meet gold’s other half, silver. As a foil (no pun intended) to the other metallic trend of this season, silver has seldom been seen in such abundance.  This wear-with-everything tone was shown in bags, hair pieces, shoes, outerwear and clothing.

10/ BURGUNDY WINE

Drink it Up! As with the famous French region, the sumptuous richness of this shade is best suited for formal occasions in fabrics like velvet, chiffon and silk.

11/ POWER RED

This is a colour that gets you noticed. True red is not for the faint-hearted, make a bold statement wearing this fiery colour.  Be warned—heads are sure to turn!

12/ AUBERGINE

Eggplant by another name is the darkest in the red tone family. This black approximation has a slimming effect on the body and is the easiest to approach for colour-phobes.

13/ RUST

Think dark terra cotta with yellow undertones. Great for olive skintones, and even redheads, this approachable tone is perfect for the office.

14/ SMOKE SHOW

A grey tinged blue that can be worn by anyone, this approachable colour shown in colour variations (iridescent jewel tones) and fabrications (think cozy knits).

15/ WINTER WHITE

Clean Slate! Wearing white after Labour Day no longer breaks the rules. The key?  Wear it head-to-toe mixing textures, accessories and shades ranging from cream to stark arctic white.

16/ GREEN LEAVES

Take a cue from the great outdoors. Inspired by rejuvenation, revitalization, and reconnection with nature, Pantone’s latest colour of the year is symbolic of new beginnings.  Think of this season’s shade as more of a neutral than a bold statement, allowing a versatility that can then be paired with brights, deeper shades, pastels, and metallics.