It’s almost fall! And with a new season comes a wardrobe update. Our editors scoped out the best trends you’ll be wanting to wear to kick off your seasonal refresh. From cobalt (as seen at J. Mendel) to romantic dresses (as seen in Lanvin) to punctuations of plaid (as seen at Calvin Klein) to simply elegant designs (as seen at Bottega Veneta), these are the styles that will be most crucial to your look. Click to see the top trends—then shop them all with 96 runway-inspired pieces that take these runway designs from the catwalk to your closet. Click to get started.
Blake Lively supported husband Ryan Reynolds at the New York premiere of his new animated film The Croods yesterday wearing a burgundy dress by British designer Marios Schwab, a fresh piece that just debuted during the Fall 2013 London Fashion Week just a few weeks ago. We love how Mrs. Reynolds made the fall mini appear more spring by switching out the cage sandals for white pumps, which gave the white of the hemline an extra pop as well. This look fits right in line with what Schwab envisioned for women who wear his designs: “The Marios Schwab girl is mystical and she likes enjoying fashion, but she also likes something that is not overshadowing her character and personality,” he had told InStyle.com. That’s so Blake.
Plus, see the other stars who love to wear Marios Schwab.
Four back-to-back Fashion Weeks just wrapped up a few days ago—from New York to London to Milan to Paris—and Managing Editor Ariel Foxman and Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary picked their favorite looks from the biggest shows at each location. Now, we want you to chime in! Which looks from the runways land on your list of favorites? Curate your own top picks list with our new “A-List” game. Here’s how it works: We’ve uploaded all of our editors’ picks to the A-List, and you can drag and drop your top five favorites into the five open slots in the top left corner—then share your list with your pals on Facebook and Twitter to start the always-up-for-debate discussion. Click the button below to get started!
Alexander McQueen merged fashion and religion for the fall 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week, presenting a lineup inspired by the ecclesiastical wardrobe usually seen in the Church. The collection featured only 10 looks—a smaller number than usual because creative director Sarah Burton is on maternity leave—and each took a cue “from communion gowns to cardinals’ robes, the high church, nuns, popes, angels,” as the label described. The resulting designs included hoop skirts with caging and corsetry, exaggerated waistlines, and “hyperworked embellishment,” meaning detail within detail within detail, much like how the garments of the Church contain meaning with every stitch. The accessories and add-ons also paid extra attention to the little things, as seen on rhombus-covered stockings, pearl-studded gloves and footwear, and the embellished ruffs that covered each face. The timing of this collection’s debut is also a stunning fit—the highest member of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, made his exit just days prior. Click through the gallery to see all 10 looks, and watch them move in the video above. More
Ooh, la, la! While Paris Fashion Week ended today, the très chic runway offerings will continue to inspire our wardrobe and beauty choices for months to come. The creative hair and makeup looks showcased at Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Miu Miu were among our favorites, and we loved the different statements made by each. Vuitton and Miu Miu both opted for a saturated bordeaux lip, while Chanel transferred the drama to the models’ lids with aptly-placed silver glitters. Get the details on each look up close in the gallery.
Though Taylor Swift did not attend Elie Saab‘s runway show, her presence could definitely be felt. As the crisp pantsuits, lacy gowns, and floaty party dresses came down the runway, we couldn’t help but imagine the country singer in the designs for her future red carpet appearances. While the sheer panels and belted designs were reminiscent of silhouettes that have become the singer’s signatures, colorful fur stoles (in turquoise and mustard) and powerful, structured skirt suits would represent a sophisticated departure for the stylish star. Click through the gallery to see more of our favorites.
Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Paris have all wrapped (the last show walked Wednesday!)—and if we could give an award to the Most Popular Front Row Attendee, no doubt, Olivia Palermo would win. The effortlessly-stylish 27-year-old jetted around the world on a fashion adventure for the past month, visiting over 20 runway shows, and she dressed impeccably for each one. “I’m just constantly on the go,” Palermo told InStyle.com in her home base, New York. And, of course, she packed an insanely-covetable wardrobe, which is exactly why we rounded up all of her looks right here, in one easy place. Click through to see all the Fashion Week outfits worn by the Style MVP.
On the last day of Paris Fashion Week, Marc Jacobs wowed us with a 50-piece luxe fall show for Louis Vuitton. With the runway set up like an elaborate hotel, models entered and exited like hotel guests shown in various stages of dressing. The glamorous, yet slightly undone looks included richly-embellished coats, lingerie-inspired gowns, and pajama-like separates. The accessories, as muted and feminine as the clothes, included sky-high platforms and eye-catching handbags (some covered in feathers). And, for a conclusion as spectacular as the show, Kate Moss provided the final walk down the runway. What better way to cap off a month of fashion than with the ultimate supermodel? See our favorite looks in the gallery.
— Violet Gaynor