Global Warming! Hottest trends for F/W 2015 Season

       Fashion Journalism students review hottest trends for F/W 2015 season.

L-R: Barbara Casasola, Derek Lam, Victoria Beckham, Carolina Herrera, and Alexander McQueen.
Fashion Trend: Culottes
Culottes have resurrected from the early 90’s, albeit with the modern twist of subtle androgyny. The grace of a skirt and comfort of pajamas are integrated into this voluminous and effortlessly chic garment, often mid-cropped, with flowing folds and a waist panel. Culottes in suede, chiffon and sumptuous leather are paired with prints and luxe knits to give way to textual contrast. Derek Lam adds versatility through soft, semi-sharp pleats while Victoria Beckham rings the change with button detailing.


L-R: Alice+Olivia, Julien MacDonald, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa and Carolina Herrera.

Beauty Trend: Berry, Plum and Oxblood Lips

Luscious lips in the shades of berry, deep burgundy, oxblood and black, paired with matte, velvety skin, bold and beautifully defined eyebrows, faintly flushed cheeks, came forth as a key beauty trend for Fall/ Winter 2015. Severely pulled-back super sleek hair tied in a pony complements the bold lip colors.

Marchesa whisked audiences away with a whimsical Gatsby-like look through glamorous faux bobs and soft, shiny waves to go with the dark lips. Julien MacDonald added radiance to the berry lip with high-shine gloss, which stood out because of the neutral cheeks.

L-R: Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff, Rebecca Taylor, BCBG, and Altuzarra.

Accessory Trend: Over-The-Knee (OTK) Boots

Call them thigh skimming, elongating or simply statement accessories, OTK boots are here to dictate winter fashion. Their bold and sleek appearance is a result of faux or suede fabrics, and they can nonchalantly be paired with anything that ends at mid-thigh.

Rebecca Taylor mixes up textures by pairing a sheer, frilly dress with sleek leather while Rebecca Minkoff adds playfulness through fringes on the boots, to the striped sweater dress.

Written By:  Namrata Loka

Namrata Loka is currently a student in FSH 617 Intro to Fashion Journalism class.