Fall/Winter 2015 NYFW Trend Report

- - Fashion Shows, Trends

From pleats to plaids to oversized puffers, New York Fashion Week is in full swing. It may be the freezing temperatures and biting wind chill here in New York, but bundled up, big and cozy seem to be on par for not only fashion week spectators, but on the runway for Fall/Winter 2015 as well. In terms of color palette, much like those in line at the theaters, the runways seem to be filled with 50 shades of grey (and well, camel). Though NYFW fashion week has a few shows left to go, here are the trends we are spotting so far for Fall/Winter 2015.

Oversized outerwear. For Fall/Winter 2015 designers are not shying away from volume. Whether it’s Public School’s sleeping bag-esque parka (complete with a springtime wishful thinking placement of the “white t-shirt” inset) or Victoria Beckham’s more tailored version of oversized, designers are going big for Fall/Winter 2015.


Plaid. The oversized trend continues, but this time in plaids of equal proportion. Edun featured a traditional Glen plaid mixed with houndstooth, while Public School continued the larger than life theme with the above grey, black and royal blue stunner.

Fur. Again, oversized rules the runway. And again, plaid makes an appearance at Altuzarra. However, both Altuzarra and Hood by Air (among many others) featured fur as well for Fall/Winter 2015.

BiasSlipped underneath the voluminous outerwear this season, were delicate bias cut pieces. It’s been diagonal hems for days on the runway as seen above in Victoria Beckham’s knit vest and underneath Prabal Gurung’s fur-lined jacket.  Now it’s your turn. Spot any trends we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kara Laricks is a regular contributor to the University of Fashion. She’s also a New York based women's wear and accessories designer. As the first winner of NBC's Fashion Star, Kara has designed collections for H&M, Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue. Her masculine meets feminine line, Kara Laricks, debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2012 and her S/S 2013 collection sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue. Kara's designs have been featured on the Today Show and HBO's True Blood as well as covered in Women's Wear Daily and on Style.com. Kara holds Master's degrees in both Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Kansas and in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. An educator turned designer, Kara is dedicated to supporting emerging designers and inspiring others to follow where dreams lead.