Trend Report: Autumn-Winter 2015

February 6, 2015
My first Ballet Flat Slippers
March 9, 2015



By Fareeha Qayoom



  • Shades of spring influences carried into fall
  • Military influences
  • Boho chic
  • Fringe, marabou feathers, beaded and be-furred, fur
  • Suits (pants and blazer sets)
  • Pleats
  • Bows, tied necklines,
  • Culottes
  • Flares and wide leg high waist tailored trousers, leg lengthening high waist flares
  • Technical fabrics – crepes, jerseys, ‘neoprene’ jerseys and denim
  • Delicate lacy, wispy
  • Bold stripes
  • Duvet coats
  • Layers – blouses, tanks, cardigans, jackets and coats piled on top of each other
  • sheepskin
  • Androgynous style, gender blur, unisex – in fact, no demarcation between feminine and masculine clothes. “On the street these days, you can’t always tell who’s a guy and who’s a girl,” Ed Burstell, the managing director of Liberty of London was reported as saying by New York Times and “Sexuality is inside. It’s a private thing,” as Alessandro Michele said for Gucci.
  • Cropped sweaters with 1950s skirts
  • 50s, 60s, and 70s reinvented
  • Berets, beanies
  • Long loose bow ties
  • Goth
  • Black was the new black
  • Roll necks under dresses



  • Brooches
  • Bags in interesting attention grabbing shapes
  • Matching fabric bags (same fabric used on the bag as well as the trench coat or dress)
  • Lamb soft shearling bag in girly pink
  • Over the knee high boots
  • Trainers
  • Luxurious belts
  • Dangly earrings, in fact, enormous chandelier earrings



  • Side pony tail
  • Knot twisted around a simple leather band
  • Curls
  • Loose chignon
  • Faux bob
  • Rough texture, weathered waves as if damp strands dried in the wind
  • Natural kinks purposely left in, in other words, bad hair days now a fashion trend, grungy effect
  • Center part



  • Natural flush, pink cheeks
  • Bold lips
  • Black liner, mascara purposely smudged on lids
  • Brows bulked and accentuated




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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
Publisher and editor-in-chief of and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), a trade newsletter for the textile and apparel industry of Pakistan. In short, Publisher, editor, and a blogger. In addition, she has served as Managing Editor of MIT Technology Review Pakistan, print and web editions (2015-16). Total of 7 editions were published under her leadership by ITU, Punjab's first public technology university under the license of MIT Technology Review (USA). She has also managed Value Mag in the same capacity, a real estate and lifestyle magazine for Value TV - 2008-9. Published freelancer for The News on Sunday 1994-96. Fareeha has over 21 years of solid management experience – of managing brands (like Harley Davidson, Munsingwear, Chaps, Chaps Ralph Lauren etc.,), Retailers (like Target, Mervyns, Kohl's, Marks and Spencer etc.,), customers (VPs, Product Managers, Unit Managers, and Buyers), and products (apparel - woven, knits, men's, women's, children's, Print and online publishing units), projects, teams, and processes, information, content, and data, staff, vendors, and time. Versatile and adaptable with international exposure, communication and language skills (oral and written), and a consistent track record of achieving company targets and objectives, plus a MA in Political Science from Punjab University, a MSc in Economics from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA, and a BA in Economics from Kinnaird College for Women.


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  2. Urban Chat: Missing the magic of a Fashion Week Lynda Ibrahim, Jakarta | Feature | Sat, March 07 2015, 9:26

    As you’re reading this column, Paris Fashion Week is in full swing. Closer to home last weekend, the fourth annual Indonesia Fashion Week was also in full swing.While the main four — New York, London, Milan, Paris — run twice a year, Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) and the older-by-three-years Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) are held annually.The main four fashion weeks have consistently maintained a crystal-clear platform: to project future fashion trends. They are currently showing Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collections. – See more at:

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  3. Brand new Gucci gets Milan off to a flier

    M ILAN: Gucci’s new creative director Alessandro Michele unveiled a veritable feast of beanies and flouncy, nipple-flashing outfits as Milan Fashion Week started with a bee-themed bang Wednesday. It was the most hotly awaited show of the season, with Michele unveiling the Italian luxury brand’s new look after creative giant Frida Giannini departed acrimoniously in January along with her partner and company CEO Patrizio di Marco. – See more at:

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  4. New York Finally Gets Its Own Men’s Wear Week — But Will Anybody Come?

    By Vanessa Friedman
    February 5, 2015 9:25 am February 5, 2015 9:25 am

    A week before the autumn-winter 2015 women’s wear collections are due to kick off in New York, the Council of Fashion Designers of America finally confirmed the rumors that have been floating around and announced that it is creating a standalone men’s wear week, to take place from July 13 to 16.

    (O.K., that’s not actually a week, but apparently it counts as one in fashion math.)

    “There are many reasons the C.F.D.A. is launching New York Fashion Week: Men’s,” Steven Kolb, chief executive of the council, said on the group’s blog. “It gives the designers a business platform to show during their market dates, and is an opportunity to demonstrate the collective talent of an important segment of our industry.”

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  5. March 7, 2015
    Accessories Scene: Paris Fall 2015

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  6. Comme des Garçons Turns Up the Volume

    Comme des Garçons’ oversize and overstuffed creatures, padded like pillows or caged like birds, made for some of the week’s most gorgeous and inexplicable visions. And it was sweet and unexpectedly touching when the models, too big to fit two abreast on the runway, had to meet and do a little pas de deux (or maybe more accurate to call it a do-si-do) around each other to continue on their ways.

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  7. How Fashion Fell Back in Love With Fur—And Where’s PETA?

    For years PETA successfully shamed high fashion into abandoning fur. But now, led by a defiant Karl Lagerfeld, designers are rushing to use it once again.

    The animal rights organization known as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was once able to cause a media splash every time they sprayed a fur-donning celebrity with red paint or doused them with flour.

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  8. Black is back as Milan Fashion Week revs up

    MILAN: Forget rainbow knits and ruby galoshes. All the signs are that black is back in a big way as Milan fashion week kicks off Wednesday.After Gothic trends dominated catwalk shows in New York and London, all eyes now turn to Italy to see if the likes of Prada, Gucci and Armani embrace the vampiric garlic-and-stake look for next winter’s must-haves. – See more at:

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  9. 5 Over-the-Top Makeup Looks from Paris Fashion Week

    We’re in the last leg of fashion month, and Paris Fashion Week is notorious for always bringing the drama. While the clothes delivered, the makeup looks had us wondering: Is there such a thing as too much? Over-the-top makeup was a trend in London, New York, and Milan, but in Paris the makeup was taken to the next level. Gold foil covered faces and alienesque head pieces seemed more tailored to couture than ready-to-wear.

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  10. The Great Gender Blur

    There’s been plenty of talk this week about the great gender blur, that deliberate erosion on the runways of a once rigid demarcation between conventionally feminine and masculine clothes.

    That crossover was especially apparent in men’s collections quietly venturing onto women’s turf, that move an opportune nod to those progressive young urban women who have long been among the most avid consumers of luxury men’s wear with a funky street-wear provenance.

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  11. Givenchy’s Front Row

    Givenchy’s front row is so overcrowded with celebrities season after season that it threatens to pass into the realm of legend. And even in this, a relatively dry season for front-row stargazing, Riccardo Tisci drew a crowd.

    What’s mind-warping about the experience, if you’re close enough to watch it in action, is not so much the individual stars; they become like so many baseball cards. (Collect them all!) It’s the unlikely combinations.

    Where else do you find Kanye West and Kim Kardashian deep in conversation with Hélène Arnault, wife of the LVMH chairman? (Mr. West, in a full velvet look and velvet boots, matched much of the velvet collection.)

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  12. New York vs. Paris fashion week

    When winter approaches, editors, fanatics, and fashion influencers have only two words in their mouths: “Fashion.” “Week.” This is the time of year when celebrities and important figures from the world of fashion migrate, like birds, towards the “Big Four” to discover trends of the next year.

    This madness of celebrity, fashion, and culture begins in New York City, continues in London and Milan, to finally finish in Paris. The bonanza of crowds brings a whopping revenue of $900 million to the Big Apple and a similar number is estimated for Paris and its beautiful cafes as well. The debate continues between which of the countries’ fashion weeks can claim the title of “most influential.” Certainly, the star power reigns supreme at the New York show but for pure style and designer “boundary-pushing,” the favor may lean towards Paris. Below, STYLIGHT‘s Editor in Chief gives her take on the comparison between the two iconic weeks – and the many little details many may not know.

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  13. Rochas F/W 2015 Runway Had the Coolest Eye Makeup (And Shoes) of Paris

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  14. The third lap of fashion month has just about come to an end. And while the front-row has been less the topic of convo than it was in New York and London, there was no shortage of buzz surrounding the actual collections in Milan. Jeremy Scott turned out an instantly shoppable ready-to-bear capsule at Moschino, Peter Dundas presented his last runway show for Emilio Pucci, and Dolce & Gabbana paid tribute to la mama. Until A-list attendees undoubtedly steal all the “Likes” in Paris (ahem, Balenciaga), here, our 15 favorite Instagrams from Milan fashion week.

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