Fall/Winter 2015-16 fashion must-haves
1. Oversized clutch
Oversized clutch silhouettes span multiple trends, including Haven, Northern Narrative and City Slicker. The portfolio allows for more creative freedom and self-expression with billboard logos, cowhide and fur. The duffel clutch brings a new silhouette to the oversized clutch family with its unique shape.
The crossbody remains one of the must-have bags for fall and winter 2015-16 with several variations, ranging from the soft styles to the circular and square. Circular styles are all for bold accents with graphics or details like utility pockets. The fold-over flap crossbody includes beaded trim or embroidery.
3. Evening bag
The evening bag takes three key silhouettes: soft clutch, small evening bag or coin purse. Soft clutch provides a slightly less formal style with fur-covered body and utility buckle closure. Small evening bags feature details like delicate beading and textured fur. Coin purse wraps up with floral embellishments, brightly colored quilting, fur body and embroidery and encrusted jewels.
The bandana is a breakout neckwear style for the season. Seen in every trend for the season in both a classic variation and an oversized silhouette. Metallic fabrics and jewelled embellishments add an extra touch. Graphics also play an important role in the update of the bandana.
5. Blanket scarf
The blanket scarf is by far one of the most popular statement styles for fall and winter 2015-16. Variations include sherpa-lined patchwork, graphic printed or the lined styles.
6. Tall boots
The tall boot is a key footwear style for fall and winter 2015-16, featuring unique distinctions to fit each trend. Examples include tall sneaker boot, tall wedge boot and the oversized shaft boot.
This season, bold color statements are expressed through beautiful clusters of large, candy-colored crystals. Expect to see large, colored gemstones mixing to make some unforgettable pieces
8. Cocoon coat
The cocoon coat is THE most important outwear item of the season. A natural fit for cozy winter themes with fuzzy textures and button-front detail channel a comfort message. Belted waistlines and zip-front closures make the cocoon coat just as approachable in an urban setting.
As the most casual outerwear must-have, the parka or related anorak jacket are full-on utility staples. Patch pockets are a necessity, along with functional drawstring waists or quarter zips. Optional hoods channel a luxury message with fur trim while other novelty updates include quilting or mixed media applications.
10. Oversized sweater
Volume is having a moment in outwear and knitwear. Oversized sweaters take on the rounded shape that emerged on coats with dropped shoulders. Voluminous or long sleeves add to the elongated silhouettes while necklines very from classic crews to turtlenecks.
The single most important direction in skirts and dresses is the midi, short for mid-calf shape. After several introductory seasons, the midi now reaches a broad audience, appealing to both women’s and young contemporary markets. Most relevant on skirts, slim styles feature details like center slits and flared hems.