THE BIGGEST TRENDS FROM THE FALL 2017 RUNWAYS

THE BIGGEST TRENDS FROM THE FALL 2017 RUNWAYS

Posted by palaceofchic on Jul 27th 2017

THE BIGGEST TRENDS FROM THE FALL 2017 RUNWAYS

These are the recurring themes we saw from New York to Paris.

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Fashion month has come and gone, and we're happy to hang our hats until next season. But before all the fashion people go on vacation, it's time to take a look at what trends designers had in store for Fall 2017.

The '70s and '90s have been everywhere for the last few seasons, so it's almost inevitable that the '80s are fighting their way back into dominance; come September, expect to be drowning in volume. On that note, designers took a note out of the George Costanza handbook and draped just about everything in velvet; the luxurious fabric was all over the place.

Want to learn more about what Fall 2017 had to offer? Scroll through to see.

THE '80S

(L-R): Vivienne Tam, Capucci, Wanda Nylon, Marco de Vincenzo and Redemption. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Vivienne Tam, Capucci, Wanda Nylon, Marco de Vincenzo and Redemption. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Vivienne Tam, Capucci, Wanda Nylon, Marco de Vincenzo and Redemption. Photos: Imaxtree

Think oversize blazers, shoulder pads and voluminous everything. Luckily, this '80s trend that swept Fall 2017 is less about the outrageous neon colors and more about something a little more palatable.

VELVET

(L-R): Jill Stuart, Jenni Kayne, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Antonio Marras and Jason Wu. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Jill Stuart, Jenni Kayne, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Antonio Marras and Jason Wu. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Jill Stuart, Jenni Kayne, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Antonio Marras and Jason Wu. Photos: Imaxtree

This sumptuous fabric was the hit of the season and showed up on more runways than it didn't. We especially loved the jewel-toned options.

STATEMENT SLEEVES

(L-R): Lemaire, Claudia Li, Maggie Marilyn, Aquilano Rimondi and Johanna Ortiz. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Lemaire, Claudia Li, Maggie Marilyn, Aquilano Rimondi and Johanna Ortiz. Photos: Imaxtree

PROTEST

(L-R): Prabal Gurung, Ashish, Redemption, Versace and Missoni. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Prabal Gurung, Ashish, Redemption, Versace and Missoni. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Prabal Gurung, Ashish, Redemption, Versace and Missoni. Photos: Imaxtree

Designers used their clothing (most often, slogan tees) to do the political speaking for them, sometimes specific, sometimes abstract.

SILVER

(L-R): Michael Kors, Mugler, Isabel Marant, Genny and Dolce & Gabbana. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Michael Kors, Mugler, Isabel Marant, Genny and Dolce & Gabbana. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Michael Kors, Mugler, Isabel Marant, Genny and Dolce & Gabbana. Photos: Imaxtree

We noticed pops of silver in Paris (and on the streets of Paris) this past week, but allover silver looks proved even more popular for Fall 2017.

CORDUROY

(L-R): Marc Jacobs, Lemaire, Sportmax, Prada and Ermanno Scervino. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Marc Jacobs, Lemaire, Sportmax, Prada and Ermanno Scervino. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Marc Jacobs, Lemaire, Sportmax, Prada and Ermanno Scervino. Photos: Imaxtree

The velvet trend appeared to be so far-reaching that corduroy has made a comeback.

POWER SUITS

(L-R): Max Mara, Trussardi, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Teatum Jones. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Max Mara, Trussardi, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Teatum Jones. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Max Mara, Trussardi, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein and Teatum Jones. Photos: Imaxtree

It does not take a genius to understand why the power suit has returned to the fashion industry's collective conscience, often in the harder-to-pull-off double-breasted version. More power to you, ladies.

SHEARLING

(L-R): MM6, Balmain, Nicholas K, Saint Laurent and Sonia Rykiel. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): MM6, Balmain, Nicholas K, Saint Laurent and Sonia Rykiel. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): MM6, Balmain, Nicholas K, Saint Laurent and Sonia Rykiel. Photos: Imaxtree

In terms of outerwear, look forward to getting cozy with shearling. The plush wool came in plenty of shapes, sizes and textures.

PUFFERS
(L-R): Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, Versace, Tod's and Coach. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, Versace, Tod's and Coach. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, Versace, Tod's and Coach. Photos: Imaxtree

The second outerwear trend to watch for is the puffer coat. The most exciting thing about this one, just like shearling, is to expect no shortage of variety; classic black won't be your only option.

TRACK PANTS

(L-R): Gary Graham, Les Copains, Mira Mikati, Byblos and Bruno Cucinelli. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Gary Graham, Les Copains, Mira Mikati, Byblos and Bruno Cucinelli. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Gary Graham, Les Copains, Mira Mikati, Byblos and Bruno Cucinelli. Photos: Imaxtree

The real excitement for the laissez-faire consumer about the upcoming track pants trend is not simply that the casual pant is in for Fall 2017, but that they can be worn day or night. Enjoy!

CANADIAN TUXEDOS

(L-R): Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, MSGM and Versus. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, MSGM and Versus. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney, MSGM and Versus. Photos: Imaxtree

The Canadian Tuxedo — when denim goes double.

PLAIDS

(L-R): Bottega Veneta, Chloe, Victoria Beckham, Lacoste and Akris. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Bottega Veneta, Chloe, Victoria Beckham, Lacoste and Akris. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Bottega Veneta, Chloe, Victoria Beckham, Lacoste and Akris. Photos: Imaxtree

Plaids and checks adorned every type of clothing, but none so much as the fall coat.

RED

(L-R): Fendi, Jil Sander, Givenchy, Christopher Kane and Max Mara. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Fendi, Jil Sander, Givenchy, Christopher Kane and Max Mara. Photos: Imaxtree

(L-R): Fendi, Jil Sander, Givenchy, Christopher Kane and Max Mara. Photos: Imaxtree

Allover red was the go-to monochromatic look for fall. And to be sure, it'll never go out of style.

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