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Fall 2024 Fashion Trends: The 10 Biggest Styles From the Runways

The fall 2024 shows may have ended earlier this month, but the trends that emerged from the runways in New York, London, Milan, and Paris are still fresh on our minds. This season, designers focused on—and recast the idea of—womanly dressing. There were plenty of takes on ladylike fashion (prim house dresses at Miu Miu, fur-trimmed ones at Prada that were straight out of the 1960s) and feminine workwear. Some brands took the idea even further: Jonathan Anderson at Loewe turned the concept of everyday wearability on its head, while Bottega Veneta creative director Matthieu Blazy deconstructed a woman’s day through clothes, taking her from morning through the evening. Of course, there is not just one way to wear a femme style—leaving designers with unlimited options to create worlds of their own for the season. Below, we’ve listed our favorite 10 trends from fall 2024—which will be everywhere well before the leaves start to turn.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

— Courtesy of Loewe
— Courtesy of Miu Miu
— Courtesy of Saint Laurent
— Courtesy of LaQuan Smith

This season saw an incredible array of fur coats—what we loved most were the variations on beautiful brown furs. Loewe reimagined a sporty track jacket with a bit of softness in the form of a fun, large pouch on the front. Like Miu Miu, Celine made a ’60s-inspired coat with an exaggerated collar—both pieces you’d dream of nabbing from your grandmother’s closet. LaQuan Smith and Saint Laurent, meanwhile, created their own over-the-top versions.

Faux Fur Coat

Animal-Free Fur Coat

Faux Fur Coat

Single-Breasted Faux Fur Coat

Make Way for Woman!

— Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
— Courtesy of Chloé
— Courtesy of Marie Adam-Leenaerdt
— Courtesy of Prada

This trend was inspired by Blazy at Bottega, who said for fall 2024 he was interested in making clothes for every part of a woman’s day: work, commute, lunch, an outing with friends, a walk. This idea of elevated daywear felt sophisticated, comfortable, and easy in many of the collections. The trench coat from Burberry, jeans and a travel jacket at Chloé, and the classic barber jacket from Hermès are a few examples.

Wool Car Coat

Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt

Essentials Eglitta Boyfriend Jeans

Bindle 3 Bag in Leather

Ladies Who Lunch

— Courtesy of Prada
— Courtesy of Miu Miu
— Courtesy of Chanel
— Courtesy of Marc Jacobs

If you’re knee deep in (or have already binged) Feud: Truman Capote vs. The Swans, consider yourself more than familiar with this aesthetic. It’s easy to picture Babe Paley wearing any and all of these ladylike looks to lunch at La Côte Basque: like the flowing coatdresses at Chanel or the ’60s-inflected frocks at Prada, Miu Miu, and Celine.

V-neck Single-Breasted Coat

Printed Sablé Dress with Scarf Collar

Maysli Leather Buckle Halter Pumps

BB 70 Grosgrain Pumps

Poised Prep

— Courtesy of Prada
— Courtesy of Undercover
— Courtesy of Loewe
— Courtesy of Dries Van Noten

It feels like practically every season, we’ll see some kind of take on preppy style. But fall 2024’s version may be the best one we’ve encountered yet. The “Poised Prep” as we’re calling this character—whom we saw on the runways at Dries Van Noten, Prada, and Loewe— felt effortless, cool, and put-together. Upcycling master Hodakova reworked a knit polo, paired it with a pair of pants made into a skirt, and then flipped the whole thing upside down. Dries Van Noten, whose motto this season was about “style and not so much about fashion,” took your typical after-hours sweatsuit and made it sleek with a pink button-down peeking through the sleeves.

Single-Breasted Mohair Jacket

Wool Knit Polo Shirt

Checked shirt

Nappa Leather Skirt

Plaid Girls Club

— Courtesy of Chloé
— Courtesy of Willy Chavarria
— Courtesy of Burberry
— Courtesy of Dior

The ’90s grunge era may have been the last time that plaid took hold of the fashion public’s consciousness, but this fall could mark a serious comeback. Chemena Kamali’s debut collection for Chloé included the print in a long boho-esque coat, while Willy Chavarria put plaid on a Chicano maxi skirt.

Big Willy Plaid Relaxed-Fit Shirt

Paneled Checked Silk Blend-Trimmed Knitted Sweater

Appliquéd Belted Checked Cotton-Gabardine Trench Coat

Fontizi Plaid Wool Blend Coat

Leopard Gone Wild

— Courtesy of Rabanne
— Courtesy of Michael Kors
— Courtesy of Marni
— Courtesy of Alaïa

Leopard print has been making a slow and steady comeback over the past few seasons. And with fall 2024, we can officially say it’s running wild (sorry) on the runway. It certainly wasn’t difficult to spot! (We will stop, seriously.) Alaïa showcased leopard on a luxe knit top, while Marni put the print on a fabulous A-line dress. Michael Kors and Dior channeled leopard in elegant coats, and Celine, McQueen, Balenciaga, and Rabanne kept it furry and warm across the board.

Hourglass Double-Breasted Leopard-Print Faux Fur Coat

Leopard-Print Faux-Fur Coat

Trucker Jacket in Double Wool Leopard

Bandeau Mini Skirt in Double Wool Leopard

A Hill of Greens

— Courtesy of Carven
— Courtesy of Miu Miu
— Courtesy of Gucci
— Courtesy of Jil Sander

After multiple seasons of loud, bright red dominating the runways, the surprising color of fall 2024 was green—a hue known to symbolize new beginning and growth. This symbolism felt in tune with the running themes of “realness” and examinations of everyday wear, which we saw across the shows and presentations. Some brands like Loewe and Jil Sander went all out with the color, enveloping their guests in green-painted sets; others kept it subdued, like the Row and Saint Laurent. Miu Miu and McQueen made it quite apparent that this is the new color of the year—showing flashy neon hues that fashion fans won’t soon forget.

Nappa Blazer

Five Pocket Nappa Trouser

Technical Canvas Blouson Jacket

Reinga Pants

Princess & the Pea

— Courtesy of Miu Miu
— Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
— Courtesy of Bally
— Courtesy of Prada

While there were no actual peacoats in Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, both the coat and the book did originate in the 1800s. Of course, this silhouette has been around for quite some time—and in 2024, it could be seen all over the runways. There were structured leather versions at Prada and Saint Laurent, a long and modern twist from emerging designer Aaron Esh, and a Mod silhouette at Gucci.

Polli Jacket in Virgin Wool and Cashmere

Navy Blue Double-Sided Wool with Dior Oblique Interior

Double-Breasted Peacoat

Double-Breasted Cotton-Twill Jacket

Puff, Puff, Pass

— Courtesy of Duran Latink
— Courtesy of Chanel
— Courtesy of Balenciaga
— Courtesy of Schiaparelli

Sprinkled throughout the fur coat supremacy of fall 2024 was a range of puff coats and jackets that shined. We loved Jil Sander’s waxed burgundy version, Duran Lantink’s and Balenciaga’s red sets, and Miu Miu’s simple cropped jacket.

Quilted Ribbed-Knit Down Jacket

Padded Leather Bomber Jacket

Funnel-Neck Puffer Jacket

Cropped Down Jacket

The New Moto

— Courtesy of Prada
— Courtesy of Balenciaga
— Courtesy of Coperni
— Courtesy of J.W. Anderson

The moto jacket has been evolving since it was first created in 1913. Flash-forward to present day and it was all about moto this fall 2024, with each piece bearing its own twist. Prada made an elegant version that was the perfect combination of tough and delicate. Junya Watanabe deconstructed a jacket and made it into a work of art, while J.W. Anderson played with shape and color. At Coperni, one piece became an entire outfit—in the shape of a bodysuit.

Marvel Colorblocked Leather Jacket

Claw Jacket in Distressed Leather

Faux Leather Biker Jacket with Hooks

Racer Patinated Leather Jacket

Source: W Magazine

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