South african fashion trends 2018
Published: 00:22 BST, 16 February 2018 | Updated: 18:58 BST, 16 February 2018
New York Fashion Week Fall 2018 just wrapped up and with it's conclusion comes the forecasting of next season’s trends.
From colorful furry coats to shoulder-sweeping earrings, there were several recurring fashions that came down multiple designer runways.
Here, FEMAIL highlights the top fifteen. Get a pen and paper ready.
1. PLAID LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT: Tartan fabrics are commonly used to create classic, everyday garments, but this week we admired fresh iterations of the checked print thanks to designers like Prabal Gurung, Vivienne Tam and Jonathan Simkhai.
Check please: Michael Kors (left), Prabal Gurung (center) and Vivienne Tam (right) served up some modern looks using plaid
Living on the edge: We admired fresh iterations of the checked print at Zimmermann (left) and Jonathan Simkhai (right)
2. TASTE THE RAINBOW OF FURRY COATS: Christina Siriano, Zadig & Voltaire and Tibi are just a few labels to incorporate faux-fur outerwear in bright, eye-catching colors into their fall/winter 2018 collections. Style tip: the bolder the hue, the more it goes with.
Lady in red: Ashley Graham opened the Christian Siriano show in this floor-length coat and not much else
ROYGBIV coats: Michael Kors (leeft) , Zadig & Voltaire (center) and Tibi (right) are just a few designers that incorporated soft, faux-fur outerwear in vibrant hues into their fall/winter 2018 collections
3. DON'T GO FOR THE GOLD, EMBRACE SILVER: From leather skirts to paper-bag pants and evening dresses, shiny silver garments took top honors at Sally LaPointe, Cushnie Et Ochs, Tibi and more. Like black or white, metallic colors are neutrals that can be styled with just about anything.
Shine on: Silver garments took top honors at Sally LaPointe (left) Cushnie Et Ochs (right)
Shimmer in style: As a black leather skirt is so basic, Tibi will offer one in silver
4. BECAUSE BIGGER IS USUALLY BETTER: While smaller patterns tend to be more slimming, that didn't stop Tory Burch, Tibi and Claudia Li from using statement prints in their lineup of dresses. Offset the prints by accessorizing them with solid colored shoes.
Power prints: While smaller patterns tend to be more slimming, that didn't stop Tory Burch (left), Tibi (center) and Claudia Li (right) from using statement prints in their lineup
5. SHOULDER-SWEEPING EARRINGS: Prabal Gurung, Tom Ford and Zadig & Voltaire accessorized their fall 2018 collections with over-the-top jewelry. Not since the '80s have such bold ear accoutrements looked so cool on the runways.
Not your grandma's pearls: Bella Hadid came down the runway of Prabal Gurung in asymmetrical pearl earrings
'80s chic: Bold ear accoutrements looked cool on the runways of Tom Ford (left) and Zadig & Voltaire (right)
6. POWER DRESSING IN THE EVENING: Forget cocktail dresses! Marcel Ostertag, Carolina Herrera and Badgley Mischka have made it possible for women to show that they mean business all day long with formal suits.
Suit up: Forget cocktail dresses! Marcel Ostertag, Carolina Herrera and Badgley Mischka have made it possible for women to show they mean business all day long with dressy suits
7. THE MOST ROMANTIC COLOR PALETTE: They sit next to each other on the color wheel so it's no surprise that pink and red are a winning color combo that Brandon Maxwell, Self Portrait, Prabal Gurung and Tibi all used in their collections.
Red + pink: It's a winning color combination for this Brandon Maxwell look
So romantic: They sit next to each other on the color wheel so it's no surprise that pink and red were used together at Self Portrait (left) , Prabal Gurung (center) and Tibi (right)
8. MATCHY-MATCHY TO THE MAX: Designers like Marc Jacobs, Sally LaPointe and Vivienne Tam took coordination to another level for fall. Get ready to die your hair to match your dress or don shoes in the same pattern as your coat next season.
Hair games: Marc Jacobs took color coordination to another level
From head to toe: Michael Kors (left), Vivienne Tam (center) and Self Portrait (right), carried out the pattern of their designs down to the footwear
Monochromatic: Sally LaPointe (left) and Claudia Li (right) carried out one color throughout many of their looks
9. LIKE YOUR FAVORITE COMFORTER, ONLY BETTER: Though quilted bags are nothing particularly revolutionary, the bomber jackets, skirts, and tops that came down the week's catwalks of Nicole Miller, Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta and Prabal Gurung breathe new life into the texture.
Stand out from the crowd: Though quilted bags are nothing particularly revolutionary, this bomber jacket by Nicole Miller is
Comfy and chic: The designs of Derek Lam (left) and Prabal Gurung (right) breathe new life into the texture
Two-piece set: Oscar de la Renta included the fabric in his collection
10. TEA-LENGTH FLORAL DRESSES: Dark floral tea-length dresses came down the runways of Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors. While the deep color palettes make the springtime pattern fall appropriate, the dress length shows off a cute bootie.
Moody florals: Dark tea-length dresses came down the runways of Oscar de la Renta (far left and center right) and Michael Kors (right and center left)
11. JUST A FRACTION: This half-sleeve fur jacket by Sally LaPointe is a modern twist on a traditional (real or faux) fur coat. Crafted with two different contrasting fabrics, the mixed-media topper is an attention-grabber. Sally is one of many designers to include half-fur sleeves in their fall collections.
Fifty-fifty: This half-sleeve fur jacket by Sally LaPointe is a modern twist on a traditional fur (real or faux) coat
12: WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: Trench coats in leopard prints were seen on the catwalks of Michael Kors, Tom Ford, and Victoria Beckham. While leopard outerwear isn't anything new, in updated silhouettes like these, you will instantly be transformed into a street style star.
It's a jungle out there: Trench coats in leopard prints were seen on the catwalks of Michael Kors, Tom Ford, and Victoria Beckham
13: MODERN COWGIRL: Coach, Self Portrait, and alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet all included western influences into their fall collections. Applying sophisticated, feminine touches, even a city-slicker can get in on these.
Howdy ya'll: Thie black leather top with stud accents was a part of the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet presentation
The jig is up: Coach and Self Portrait included western influences into their fall collections
Giddy up: Applying sophisticated, feminine touches, even a city-slicker can get in on these boots from Coach
14. DARE TO BARE: Looking for a modern way to show off your abs? Jeremy Scott and Alexander Wang have both designed a new belly-baring silhouette. The half bikini top/ half sports bra is sure to become very popular.
Belly baring: Looking for a modern way to show off your abs? You won't have to wait longer than next fall
Sweetheart shape: Alexander Wang (left) and Jeremy Scott (right) have designed a new crop top silhouette that's part bathing suit, part sports bra and part strapless bra with underwire
15: HANDS-FREE HANDBAG: The fanny pack made a comeback a few seasons ago and the waist accessory shows no signs of slowing down. Zimmermann, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui all put a modern, sleek spin on the hip pack for fall. Wear the bum bag with anything and everything.
Bum bag: The Fanny pack made a comeback a few seasons ago and the waist accessory shows no signs of slowing down. Here it is as Zimmermann
Hip pack: Alexander Wang (left) Marc Jacobs (center) and Anna Sui (right) all put a modern, sleek spin on the bag for fall