Looking Back at the Fall Runway Trends; What Stuck, What Didn’t

Every fashion season we watch the shows to see what trends will emerge--what will we be wearing in the coming months? Some trends last for up to two years, others are merely a flash on the runway. Camel? That trend is not going anywhere anytime soon. Velvet? Not so much. And we're not sad about it. So here's a look back at what stuck and what didn't from last fall's runways.
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Every fashion season we watch the shows to see what trends will emerge--what will we be wearing in the coming months? Some trends last for up to two years, others are merely a flash on the runway. Camel? That trend is not going anywhere anytime soon. Velvet? Not so much. And we're not sad about it. So here's a look back at what stuck and what didn't from last fall's runways.

1. Camel: Sticky. From Michael Kors to Chloé camel ruled the runways and now it rules the streets. And will probably continue to do so for a lot longer.

2. Velvet: Didn't Make it Past the Runways. Everyone from Alexander Wang to Marc Jacobs to Altuzarra tried to make '90s velvet happen again and it didn't quite take. We're ok with that.

3. Shearling: Sticky. Burberry's much imitated shearling aviator jacket is the best example of this trend, and it seems like everyone else has made a version of it for this winter. We still kind of want one.

4. Capes: Debatable. And we're not just talking about "editor's capes" here. Full on fairy tale-style capes were big on the runways last February--from 3.1 Philip Lim to Alexander Wang to Vena Cava. This is a trend we've seen go very right and very wrong. They can be sleek and elegant or hippie poncho disasters. We doubt this trend will stick around for much longer.

5. Kitten Heels: Debatable. While nearly every runway (hello Prada, Louis Vuitton) was flooded with kitten heels--and some fast fashion stores, too--not everyone has embraced the lower style just yet.

6. School Girl: Debatable. The last time kilts were in style, Nirvana ruled the radio. This time around, not everyone succumbed to the Cher Horowitz look.