The Best of NYFW Fall 2015

New York Fashion Week has come to a close, however we’ve been keeping tabs on all of the mini trends to hit the runway. So, what can you expect to see in stores next fall? Aside from the usual fur accents, muted color schemes, and lengthy layers that come with fall fashion, designers have put fresh spins on classic trends that we cannot wait to try. From timeless turtlenecks to unexpected strapless cuts, we’re sharing some of our favorite trends from the fall 2015 runways.

NYFW Fall 2015 Trend: Turtlenecks

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Left to Right: Jill Stuart, Michael Kors, BCBG Max Azria

Thought there was just one way to wear turtlenecks? Think again. Jill Stuart brought summer dresses to fall fashion, teaming sleeveless frocks with turtleneck tops. Michael Kors stayed true to the classic trend, mixing perfect fall layers for a modern, monochrome look. BCBG Max Azria brought a boho vibe to the runway with a fringed white mini, a loose-fitting turtleneck, and contrasting knee-high boots.

NYFW Fall 2015 Trend: Strapless

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Left to Right: Cushnie et Ochs, Dione Lee, Bibhu Mohaparta

While “strapless” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when discussing fall fashion, designers are proving it is an absolute must for 2015. The NYFW runways favored bare necklines and minimalist cuts, making the strapless look a timeless, seasonless staple. Cushnie et Ochs transformed a simple pant look into an eye-catching outfit with a monochrome base and modern choker. Dion Lee kept it classic with a navy, flowing cut and high slits. Bibhu Mohaparta brought color to the scene with contrasting cobalt and white fabrics.

NYFW Fall 2015 Trend: Lace

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Left to Right: Altuzarra, Diane von Furstenberg, 3.1 Phillip Lim

From full-on dresses to the tiniest details, lace was everywhere. Altuzarra utilized lace in understated necklines, pairing the delicate fabric with luxurious fur. Diane von Furstenberg brought excitement to her line with an entirely red lace dress that featured contrasting black trim. 3.1 Phillip Lim balanced heavy fall layers with a sleek lace blouse for an easy street-chic look.

Spring 2015 Runway: Most Anticipated Trends

The Spring 2015 runways have been filled with so many different prints, silhouettes, and designs it is hard to keep track. However, there are some trends that have been especially popular across the runways. Today we are sharing three of our favorite (and most wearable) trends for spring.

Spring 2015 Fashion Trends: Gingham

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Diane von Furstenberg

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Diane von Furstenberg did not disappoint with her mix of floral prints, bright colors, and classic patterns, including gingham. She highlighted the popular trend on everything from clothing to accessories; teaming two different takes on the pattern above. The splash of yellow adds the perfect touch of spring while the black and white base keeps it classic. Altuzarra also used the gingham pattern in just about every way possible, putting a sophisticated spin on his spring line. This look mixes two gingham pieces with its black and white skirt and powder blue top. He completes the look with a modern sheer knit.

Spring 2015 Fashion Trends: Defined Waists

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Rebecca Taylor

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3.1 Phillip Lim

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Detailed waistlines will be huge this spring as many designers layered extra fabrics and accent pieces to create slimming looks. Rebecca Taylor utilized soft belts and tied fabrics on dresses, jackets, skirts and more. This look uses a neutral belt to balance out a full, textured skirt and delicate lace top. 3.1 Phillip Lim incorporated a similar waist tie into jumpsuits, dresses and jackets, creating bold statements on even the simplest of pieces. This look mixes deep colors and a slouchy fit for an effortless modern outfit.

Spring 2015 Fashion Trends: Soft Suede

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Jason Wu

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Altuzarra

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Jason Wu brought excitement to minimalist looks with deep jewel tones, muted prints, and a range of textures. This look brings unexpected structure to a suede dress with its detailed neckline and flared silhouette. Altuzarra balanced dynamic shapes and lines with neutral palettes and suede fabrics. Here, he mixes understated brown suede with asymmetrical stripes for a striking contrast.

NYFW Recap: Fall 2014 Fashion Trends

From simple silhouettes to bold structures, eye-catching prints to modern color blocks, the fall 2014 runways revealed refreshing updates on the usual trends. What can you look forward to this year? Aside from the usual neutral color palettes, coats, and leather that we see every fall, this year it is all about the easy statements. See how top designers created their show-stopping styles.

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends: The New Colorblock

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Narciso Rodriguez

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Sophie Theallet

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Patchwork construction and colorblock styles will make a bold statement this fall. Narciso Rodriguez used wide, vertical stripes to update simple silhouettes. Sophie Theallet mixed fabrics and textures on dresses, jackets and pants for a stylish, fuss-free statement.

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends: Fur Accents

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Marissa Web

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While fur fashion returns each fall, this year it is less about the full fur coat and more about the accents. ADEAM utilized structured fur scarves to update the classic trend. Marissa Web showcased soft fur necklines and collars to add a delicate touch of luxe to layers.

Fall 2014 Fashion Trends: Colorful Prints

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Tory Burch

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Carolina Herrera

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You can count on wearing your summer prints for fall this year. The Fall 2014 runways displayed a variety of designs ranging from new florals to geometric patterns. Tory Burch opted for busy, monochrome prints on everything from shirt-dresses to trousers. Carolina Herrera featured a variety of triangles, diamonds and other geometric patterns to add a punch of edge to her flowing silhouettes.

Designer Spotlight: Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren has been a household name since he began designing in 1968. Starting with a line of ties and menswear, Ralph Lauren acquired enough business to launch his own in-store boutique at Bloomingdales. Within just a few years, Ralph Lauren expanded his brand to womenswear, fragrance, home furnishings, and numerous other departments that contributed to his powerful global empire.

TopShelf Clothes | Ralph Lauren Fall 2013Now at 73 years old, Ralph Lauren’s designs have taken on a distinct look that satisfies a wide range of styles. From his signature preppy polos and blazers to his mix of luxurious fabrics and feminine cuts, Lauren’s designs offer something for everyone. So, what’s in store this fall? 

 A Look at Ralph Lauren Fall 2013:

The Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 collection showcased a fusion of leather, fur and feminine waistlines. Much of the collection was in black, as he used textures and structures to make a statement. As for the colorful pieces, Lauren incorporated a mix of velvet fabrics in deep jewel tones and with a select few bold white ensembles as well.

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What’s up next? As we turn our heads to the plaid trend this week, we will definitely be scoping out Ralph Lauren’s latest retail designs. From deep green patterns to classic red tartan, Lauren has provided a chic and sophisticated take on the comfortable fall trend.

Runway Style: 2014’s Most Wearable Trends

As fashionistas finish up in Milan and head to Paris Fashion Week, we’re taking a look at some of the trends and styles that have been gracing the runways. This year, designers have put a new spin on classic floral prints, lightweight fabrics and cuts that return each spring. What can you expect? Floral prints are getting a retro makeover, sheer fabrics are coming in the form of stripes, and crop tops will be a whole lot shorter. As for our favorite (and most wearable) trends- we are lusting over the high necklines, fringe details and classic whites that hit the shows. See our top picks for spring 2014’s most wearable trends.

Spring 2014 Fashion Trend: Fringe Details

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Topshop Unique, Spring 2014

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Herver Leger, Spring 2014

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Herve Leger, Philip Lim and Topshop Unique were just a few of the brands to utilize the fringe trend for spring. From frayed edges to tinsel details, everything from chunky sweaters to feminine dresses featured the textured trend. Here, Topshop Unique lightens up a heavy dress by adding soft fringe accents to the sleeves and hemline. Herve Leger adds volume to a sleek and sultry dress with tinsel-like details on the skirt and bodice.

Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: High Necks & Skinny Straps

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Thakoon, Spring 2014

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3.1 Phillip Lim, Spring 2014

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Start working those arms now- spring fashion is all about shoulder-bearing cuts. High necklines with skinny straps look great whether they’re on a formal dress or a playful top. Thakoon uses the high neckline to add excitement to a classic LBD. 3.1 Phillip Lim creates striking contrast as he sets skinny straps against a full peplum silhouette. 

Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: White-Out

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Badgley Mischka, Spring 2014

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Michael Kors, Spring 2014

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White had a huge presence on the fall runways and it looks like it will be just as big for spring. With nearly every designer featuring all-white looks in their collections, you can expect to see everything from casual shorts to evening gowns next season. Badgley Mischka utilizes the popular sheer trend in this white look, featuring a lightweight blouse and detailed trousers. Michael Kors keeps it clean and simple with a sleek trench coat and neutral accessories.

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The American Dream: Elie Tahari

This year, Elie Tahari is on the tip of everyone’s tongues. To kick off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week festivities last week, designers, stylists, and editors alike celebrated the his company’s 40th anniversary. In fact, just last Wednesday was proclaimed “Elie Tahari Day” by Mayor Bloomberg. While 40 years is an impressive feat in itself, what’s even more remarkable is how Elie Tahari got there.  

TopShelf Clothes | Elie Tahari fall winter 2013

Elie Tahari grew up in an Israeli orphanage before making his way to New York. Coming to the states with less than $100 in his pocket, Tahari actually slept on park benches before entering the fashion world and making a name for himself. Tahari first hit it big in 1974 when he became the first designer to open a boutique on Madison Avenue. And as they say, the rest is history. Since his launch, Tahari has expanded his brand to men and women’s clothing and accessories with a market that reaches worldwide.

Tahari’s designs feature luxurious fabrics and subtle textures which flatter its wearer with an understated elegance. His fall/winter 2013 features a range of structured pieces in deep blues and black. And while each piece is distinct from the next, the range of sophisticated jackets, dresses and pants are totally versatile, making them an excellent investment for the workingwoman on the go.

Elie Tahari Fall Winter 2013:

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Runway Style: Black and White Trend

Black and white fashion hit the Spring 2013 runways in a variety of styles. Not only did black and white ensembles take the form of everything from business attire to glamorous dresses, but the trend revealed a series of patterns and prints as well. Standout stripes, checkered details and abstract designs were just a few of the popularly used prints. Additionally, many designers focused on minimalist outfits as well. And with the abundance of bright colors and embellishments that populated the spring runway, black and white simplicity is a refreshingly easy trend to wear. Take a look at some of our favorite black and white runway looks.

Black and White Trend: Simple & Polished

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Valentino, Spring 2013

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Jason Wu, Spring 2013

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Valentino goes mostly black with a white bib and nude shoe. Jason Wu pairs cropped black pants with an eye-catching white top and sheer arm details.

Black and White Trend: Bold Prints

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Jen Kao, Spring 2013

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Michael Kors, Spring 2013

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Jen Kao mixes patterns and prints for an edgy, modern design. Michael Kors keeps it classic with an entirely checkered dress and jacket.

Black and White Trend: Bright Whites

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Calvin Klein, Spring 2013

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Rachel Zoe, Spring 2013

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Calvin Klein styles a mostly white ensemble with bold stripes down the leg for a touch of contrast. Rachel Zoe sets off the loose-fitting white pants and jacket with a black hat and blouse.

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Runway Style: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Tuesday night marked the 2012 Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. The show hosted 40 of the world’s top models as well as three standout performances by Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. Newcomers to the show, including Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn walked the runway with veteran angels as they moved through different themes including months of the year and circus inspired attire. The show closed in classic Victoria’s Secret Fashion with a $2.5 million Fantasy bra, worn by long-time angel Alessandra Ambrosio.

 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Performer Spotlight: Rihanna

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Rihanna opened with her latest hit, Diamonds, wearing a long black dress with a high slit and pearls. She later returned to the show sporting a sheer pink ensemble for her performance of Phresh Out The Runway, another song off of her new album.

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Model Spotlight: Adrianna Lima

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Adrianna Lima is no stranger to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. This year, however, she managed to rock the catwalk just 6 weeks after giving birth to a baby girl. After reportedly gaining over 40lbs during pregnancy, Adrianna Lima stated that shaping up for the show was “the biggest challenge of (her) life” (CBS). Clearly, her hard work paid off!

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Model Spotlight: Cara Delevingne

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Cara Delevingne made her Victoria’s Secret debut on Tuesday night. And after being dubbed “the next Kate Moss” by famous fashion photographer, Mario Testino, Cara Delevingne was definitely a sight to see.

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Model Spotlight: Miranda Kerr

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It is no secret that we at TopShelf love Miranda Kerr’s personal style, and her performance on the runway was just as perfect. Whether donned in classic angel attire or a nature-inspired leotard, Miranda Kerr continued to charm audiences around the world.

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: Wildest Costumes of the Night

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