Get inspired by this season’s hottest fashion trends, straight off the runway! From Sacai’s daring outerwear to Marc Jacobs’ homage to the ’80s, there is so much to love about the Fall 2018 collections from our favourite fashion houses. Check out the six most inspiring collections below.
Sacai’s Fall 2018 collection is perfectly in tune with the bold, modern woman. Mismatched prints and fabrics were the name of the game for this Japanese fashion house, which dared to pair everything from stripes and plaid to fur and tweed. Menswear and Native American prints were two major inspirations for the collection, which featured an array of fashion-forward jackets (ranging from chic trench coats to upscale puffers) in every colour under the sun. Consider Sacai the master of statement outerwear.
Loewe’s Fall 2018 Ready-To-Wear collection speaks to the bohemian millennial. Rife with loosely tailored dresses, oversized pockets, cozy shearling, and romantic lace, the luxe Spanish fashion house skillfully blends a monochromatic palette with unexpectedly bold pieces. For Loewe, it all comes down to styling. Its runway saw model after model wearing wide leg trousers under dresses, bras overtop shirts, and longline blouses with equally long maxi skirts. For the free spirit with haute couture tendencies, Loewe’s Fall collection is for you.
Colours in every shade of the rainbow dominate Balenciaga’s Ready-To-Wear Fall 2018 Collection. The alpine-meets-futuristic vibe was created through oversized parkas and puffer jackets in vivid hues, velvet bodycon mini dresses, and lots of strategic layering. In essence, the collection offers a pop of ’90s colour mixed with statement ’80s silhouettes, inspired by snowboard culture.
Risk-taking Marc Jacobs is at it again! His Fall 2018 collection was essentially a love letter to ’80s fashion. From pleated trousers to statement shoulders, we’re obsessed with this ode to Yves Saint Laurent (one of Jacobs’ biggest inspirations). Heavy fabrics in jewel tone hues make up the majority of the collection, and on the runway, the designer did not shy away from showing bold colours together (see the mustard, violet, and burgundy ensemble above). According to Jacobs, if you’re not pairing orange pants with a hot pink blouse and a jade coat, you’re doing it wrong. Marc Jacobs’ latest collection, along with many others we saw on the runways, begs the question: are we perhaps in the midst of an ’80s fashion renaissance?
Simplicity was at the heart of the Fall 2018 collection from The Row, the American fashion label founded by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. In keeping with the Olsen twins’ own style, the collection is chock-full of organic silhouettes and muted colours, but if you look closely, you’ll see that each piece is artfully constructed, creating the ultimate preppy-meets-bohemian style. Plaid trenches, roll neck sweaters, and midi skirts were seen all over the runway, with uniforms being a clear inspiration here. This collection is a modern take on everyday wear and has us wanting to upgrade our fall wardrobes ASAP.
Appealing to the young fashionista, Versace’s Fall 2018 collection is infused with tartan miniskirts and blazers, funky animal print accessories, and plenty of on-trend denim. Mismatched sweaters, jackets, and even kilts were paired together to create a punk-yet-preppy aesthetic, speaking to everyone’s inner wild child. ’80s inspiration could also be seen, most notably in the cinched waist dresses accessorized with oversized buckle belts and strong-shouldered trench coats.