Now that we've bid adieu to New York Fashion Week, we're looking back at the trends that took the runways by storm, from Fifty Shades of Grey to rebellious '90s grunge. Take notes, as these looks will undoubtedly shape next season's street style game.
Perhaps it was the Christian Grey effect. Perhaps it was foggy skies. Whatever the reason, New York designers looked to this month's blockbuster film for color palette inspiration. The look translated best head-to-toe with buttoned-up power suits, dyed furs, and heavy knits.
Pictured: BCBG Max Azria
Alexander Wang's dark, moody, and energetic collection leads the pack when it comes to channeling '90s grunge. We're pining for heavy chain-mail, oversized leather jackets, and red plaid to pop up in London, Milan, and Paris—similar to what we already saw sprinkled across the 3.1 Philip Lim and and Coach catwalks.
Pictured: Alexander Wang
3.1 Phillip Lim
This season, mood boards must have been replete with images ofthe orient and the patterns that signify it. Color-blocked prints andlady-of-the-land graphics were seen at Anna Sui, Tory Burch, and Proenza Schouler.
Pictured: Anna Sui
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's show-stopping crocodile coat at The Row has us wondering if we'll continue to see reptilian patterns in Europe. For now, looks shown at Jason Wu and Carolina Herrera will have to suffice.
Pictured: The Row
Fox or faux, enveloping furs prove to be the key to making an outwear statement. Hints of the pelts were seem trimmed across turtlenecks and skirts, but it's the collars that stole the shows.
Florals for fall? Somewhat groundbreaking? Designers opted toshowcase blooms in a broodier, darker, and '90s-like palette. Seen at Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de laRenta, and Suno, this girl's bolting straight ahead into the deepest part of the woods.
Oscar de la Renta
It may be 2015, but these metallic, lamé, and sequined numbers were meant to be worn by Pat Cleveland at a David Bowie concert circa1972. Michael Kors' gilded dress with sleeves and Rodarte's silver and lavender gown with sequin panels were the standouts.
Pictured: Michael Kors
Cute shift dresses adorned with cleverly-situated pops of color swung us back into the '60s at Delpozo and Lisa Perry. At Edun, there was also an ode to YSL's '60s shift dress, inspired by Piet Mondrian's vertical and horizontal grid lines.
Designers took a turn on the tweed road with short, cropped jackets and body-hugging dresses.
Pictured: Badgley Mischka
New Yorkers know a thing or two about braving the cold. So it comes as no surprise that puffers, parkas, and giant, freeze-proof coats are here to help us withstand the frigid temps.
Pictured: Richard Chai Love
Rag & Bone
We'd love to see Marc Jacobs' multi-colored sequined gown at the Oscars this Sunday. And while the turnaround may be too quick, designers sure kept red carpet season in mind with eye-catching dresses in vibrant metallics with glossy appeal.
Pictured: Marc Jacobs