8 of the Biggest Trends From the FW18 Shows

Fashion Weeks come and go so fast and 2018 was no exception but at least we will always have the trends (well until the next Fashion Week.) Some of them were amazing, some are going to be tricky and some were downright weird (hello Cheetos?) Here were some of the biggest Fashion Week Fall 2018 trends.


The 90s continue to dominate as plaid will be making a big comeback (and we already know a few Royal Family members who are fans), and especially colourful plaids.

Everyone from Prabal Gurung to Michael Kors featured them on the runway.

Fanny Packs

And speaking of the 90s, let’s bring back those fannypacks because using your hands is too much of a hassle.

Pink and Purple

Pink and purple have grown to become important symbols of womanhood this year and Prabal Gurung decided to highlight this in his collection. Tom Ford and Christian Siriano also featured these shades.

Faux Furs

Fur is so much better when no animals are killed as in fake. Tom Ford was all about the faux, and featured it in bold colours like this one below.

Tibi and Anna Sui were also all about this.

These bright animal prints were a big shout out to the 80s (good to see that it wasn’t just all about the 90s.)  “That’s the moment when women first emerged in a real way into the workforce and they dominated with their big shoulders and bright colors,” Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour explained.


Quilted material was a big part of NYFW with some models even touting safety blanket. This design is all about promoting security and survival. Derek Lam and Colovos both featured this trend.

A Covered Up One Shoulder

Showing off a little shoulder has been big for the past few seasons so designers took it even further by making the cut out but then layering a turtleneck under it so the shoulder is covered.


Fashion always surprises us, doesn’t it? The must-have accessory at NYFW this year was not diamonds or a crossbody bag but Cheetos. Chromat had their models strutting down the runway in tight, stringy bathing suits in Cheeto colours with Cheetos strapped to their bodies. And why not? They are delicious, come in a great colour and everyone needs a little snack when they are working! Plus unlike Doritos, they will remain loud and crunchy.

Bare Tummies

Unfortunately it seems that crop tops continue to be a fashion staple so don’t binge on too many purse Cheetos. Alexander Wang and Jeremy Scott featured a lot of tummies on their runways.

Meredith Lepore

Meredith is the former editor in chief of the women's career site, The Grindstone. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire @ Work, The Jane Dough, DailyWorth, SheKnows.com, Business Insider and Learnvest. She earned her Masters in Magazine, Newspaper and Online journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Meredith resides in New York full time and enjoys reading, jogging, SoulCycle and playing with her small dog, Otis.

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