NYFW: 10 Amazing Trends You Should Know For Fall/Winter 2014

Fall Winter 2014 NYFW Trends

In fashion, it is widely accepted that once you’ve spotted three, call the trend. And even though New York Fashion Week isn’t quite through, we’ve counted to three (and then some) on a few motifs that we imagine we’ll all be seeing a lot of this coming fall. We know you don’t have time to check out every image from every single show, so here is our fast, simple micro-trend guide from NYFW thus far!

1. Mules

Proving that the shoe is as stubborn as its mammal namesake the mule has persisted into yet another season. However, these mules aren’t your grandmother’s mules. Designers updated the classic backless shape with furry accents, pointed toes, higher vamps and shin grazing boot details.

Alexander Wang - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Alexander Wang

Rag & Bone Women's Collection - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Rag and Bone

Mara Hoffman - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Mara Hoffman

2. Robe Coats

Toppers inspired by bathrobes in long, loungy silhouettes are making it easier than ever to venture outside despite slush, sleet and snow. In rich, luxurious fabrics –the look is effortless and easy.

Creatures Of The Wind - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Creatures of the Wind

Altuzarra - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Altuzarra

Richard Chai - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Richard Chai Love

3. Cowgirl Hats

Chanel is not the only one having a love affair with the Wild, Wild West.  Fringe, copyboy boots, ponchos and other trends borrowed from the costumes of Texas can be found among a myriad of collections. However, the cowgirl hat in a shade of black seems to be the most dominate of the trends.

Tibi - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Tibi

Dion Lee - Runway - MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014

Dion Lee

Cushnie Et Ochs - Runway - MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014

Cushnie et Ochs

4. Bright Colors

Bored with the gloomy dark shades associated with winter? Thankfully, some designers gave us warmth not only in the form of heavy jackets and knits but also in the way of bright, warm colors. Scarlets, fuchsias and citrons are bringing light to the darkness that is New York Fashion Week patrons (always dressed all in black–we get it, you’re edgy).

Prabal Gurung - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Prabal Gurung

Altuzarra - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Altuzarra

Alexander Wang - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Alexander Wang

5. Overalls

Overalls have finally been given the update they deserve. No longer just for the Coachella going hipster and the casual chic fashion blogger. This season designer’s replaced baggy denim with bold prints, sexy shapes and sleek black silhouettes that take the overall from a playground essential to night on the town go-to.

Frame Denim - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Frame Denim

Adam Selman - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Adam Selman

Jill Stuart - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Jill Stuart

6. Velvet

Making a comeback from its original heyday in the ‘90s, velvet is popping up all over the runway. (After all, who doesn’t wanna be Brian Slade?) In gemstone, red and jet black hues, velvet is taking over one cocktail dress and bandeau bra at a time.

Cushnie Et Ochs - Runway - MADE Fashion Week Fall 2014

Cushnie et Ochs

Tocca - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Tocca

Hellessy By Sylvie Millstein - Presentation - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Hellessy

7. Texture Play

Textures are being used in a big way to make otherwise signature silhouettes fresh and new. From knits to trousers, aesthetically interesting textures are elevating our favorite basics.

Zimmermann - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Zimmerman

Opening Ceremony - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Opening Ceremony

Richard Chai - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Richard Chai Love

8. Furry Accents

Though fur has always been a staple for fall collections, this year, instead of only doing full-on fur, designers opted to use fur flourishes as accents and details on everything from coats to cowls to clutches. [Ed. Note: Please don't wear real fur, it's awful and I will be sad. Stick to the fake stuff.]

BCBGMAXAZRIA - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

BCBGMAXAZRIA

Adeam - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

ADEAM

Nicholas K - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Nicholas K

9. Heritage Fabrics

Plaids, tartans and checkers have been fall staples for forever, yet designers continuously find ways to reinvent them. And year after year, I find myself falling in love again with the classic ease of a tartan coat or a plaid jumper.

Creatures Of Comfort - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Creatures of Comfort

Rag & Bone Women's Collection - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Rag and Bone

Thakoon - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Thakoon

10. Dripping in Gold

And the most predominant beauty trend so far (besides big eyebrows, which have been trending ever since Cara Delevingne’s rise to fame) is gold details. From gold-dipped braids to gold reverse French manicures, nothing is safe from the Midas touch.

Mara Hoffman - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Mara Hoffman

Son Jung Wan - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Son Jung Wan

Tadashi Shoji - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014

Tadashi Shoji

All photos via Getty Images.

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    • ScarletRegina

      So, essentially, everything I wore as a teen in the 90s is cool again?

    • Samantha Escobar

      I need a cowboy hat right meow.

    • L

      …don’t wear real fur because you’ll be sad? Really? Are you also sad every time McDonald’s sells a hamburger? You must have some serious depression.

      Oh, and if you’re not a vegetarian? Open your fucking eyes, the meat industry is no better than the fur industry, and it’s blatant hypocrisy to decide to only care about or be vocal about fur.

      • FUR Lover

        So Tara Dalbow observes that real FUR is a trend on the runway for FALL 2014 (designers are using it to trim and accent everything from hats to boots) and the editor feels compelled to comment on the trends. Not very professional!

      • Sarah

        The sad thing is that some people just don’t get it. Fur is a cruel trend for ugly souls, who use words like f******* eyes – what sort of expression is that? Fur is an outdated and barbarous trend and whatever anyone tells you, it’s on its way out.

    • Jolene 졸린 McConnell

      Wow – look at all those white girls. How boring.

    • Ally

      Sometimes I think designers are drunk to create such pieces.