The 7 Biggest Trends from New York Fashion Week

There was the '70s, and then also the '70s.
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There was the '70s, and then also the '70s.
From left to right: Ralph Lauren, See by Chloe, M.Patmos, Diane von Furstenberg and Sally Lapointe

From left to right: Ralph Lauren, See by Chloe, M.Patmos, Diane von Furstenberg and Sally Lapointe

There was a common thread amongst the big trends that came out of New York Fashion Week for fall 2015, and it should come as no shock to anyone what it was: the 1970s. The cold and snow was a strong force this past week, but no match for the power of the decade over New York designers, and that is saying something because it sure was (and still is) bitter.

Facets of the trend managed to touch almost everything that came down the runway. Overexposure may beget exhaustion, but we're happy to see that many of the direct references to the decade were less kitsch and more chic.

The freezing temperatures were also a hot topic, but not only as something to complain about while waiting for shows to start. Designers were sympathetic to those braving the cold with lots of warm accessories, turtlenecks, fur, layering and general coziness. You'll notice that the trends followed these warm thoughts.

Scroll through for a breakdown of each one.

The '70s Live On

From left to right: Joie, ZImmermann, Karen Walker, J.Crew and Sea

From left to right: Joie, ZImmermann, Karen Walker, J.Crew and Sea

The '70s trend was apparent before fashion week even really started. Now, it's become ubiquitous. Talk about powerful.

Brownie Points

From left to right: Michael Kors, Altuzarra, Polo Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam and Rodarte

From left to right: Michael Kors, Altuzarra, Polo Ralph Lauren, Derek Lam and Rodarte

Brown tweed jackets threw some scholastic sophistication on looks from Altuzarra, Rodarte and Michael Kors, to name a few.

Foxy Lady

From left to right: Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Creatures of the Wind, Altuzarra, Gary Graham and Veronica Beard.

From left to right: Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Creatures of the Wind, Altuzarra, Gary Graham and Veronica Beard.

Vrai ou faux, fox was the top choice of a season full of fur. Often found draped around the neck in a stole (another incredibly popular accessory this season), fixed to a collar or in a caplet, it added luxe coziness to many a collection.

On the Fringe

From left to right: Ulla Johnson, Rebecca Minkhoff, J.Crew, BCBG Max Azria and Edun

From left to right: Ulla Johnson, Rebecca Minkhoff, J.Crew, BCBG Max Azria and Edun

Fringe appeared in dozens of collections -- ranging from Stevie Nicks-chic to something a little more modern. This trend rolled over from last season and has no signs of slowing down.

Culottes Still Cool

From left to right: Frame Denim, Victoria Beckham, Opening Ceremony, Tibi and Sachin + Babi

From left to right: Frame Denim, Victoria Beckham, Opening Ceremony, Tibi and Sachin + Babi

Another '70s staple, culottes experienced a resurgence this week. It's not too surprising considering gaucho pants got their groove back not too long ago, and they must have sold well enough for brands to continue making them.

To the Floor

From left to right: Creatures of the Wind, Zimmermann, Pas de Calais, Ryan Roche and Greg Lauren

From left to right: Creatures of the Wind, Zimmermann, Pas de Calais, Ryan Roche and Greg Lauren

Designers went to great lengths with duster coats this week; many even went full-on Mary Poppins by pairing the look with a wide-brimmed hat.

All Wrapped Up

From left to right: Babyghost, ADEAM, Victor Alfaro, Richard Chai Love and Hellessy

From left to right: Babyghost, ADEAM, Victor Alfaro, Richard Chai Love and Hellessy

Scarves reached gigantic proportions for fall 2015 in both fine and chunky knits. The look goes a long way to making us feel pretty comfy, just make sure it doesn't drag!