L to R: Celine, J.W Anderson, Khaite, Lanvin, Victoria Beckham. Photos courtesy of Getty Images.
While the prevalence of checks and plaids in the colder months isn’t exactly groundbreaking, the checked fabrics (and their Scottish partner, tartan, which we will get to momentarily) for fall 2019 are especially refined and elevated. At Khaite and JW Anderson, checks were seen in chic outerwear: a floor-grazing trench and a belted cape, respectively. At Celine, a checked dress reinforced the idea of Parisian bourgeois dressing, and at Victoria Beckham the fabric took on a British feeling when paired with an argyle knit.
L to R: Balenciaga, Celine, Chloé, Michael Kors Collection, Miu Miu. Photos courtesy of Getty Images.
While shearling coats of all shapes, sizes, and colors have been all the rage for the past few seasons, next fall is all about the ’70s, and that applies to shearlings too. Rich brown vintage-style shearlings will be a must-have, like this one from Chloé. Aviator-style jackets with shearling trim, like this one that walked the Celine runway, are also a nice way to take on the trend.
L to R: Balmain, Celine, Chanel, Loewe, Miu Miu. Photos courtesy of Getty Images.
This was a season of great outerwear, including the hero of it all, the cape. The cape is having such a moment this season that of Miuccia Prada’s 48 runway exits at her Miu Miu show, 23 of them featured capes. From military-inspired to classic French-girl style to the downright dramatic, as seen at Balmain, this season is filled with gorgeous options; you’d be remiss to sit this trend out.