RUNWAY CHEAT SHEET, Trends from London and New York Fashion Week AW 24

The FW 24 New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week shows have officially ended, bringing us jaw-dropping trends to inspire us for autumn ’24/winter ’25. We’ve done the legwork of sifting through the shows in order to gift you your very own Runway Cheat Sheet! Read on for the key pieces, colors and commanding aesthetics that will take over in 2024, and stay ahead of the trend with our directional stylist curated shopping list at the end of this article.

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The Best Trends from Fashion Week Fall 24

Most Wearable on the Runway: Colville 

Clever pattern mixing, directional layering, oversized knits and of-the-moment embellishments like feathers and lace are brought together in a shockingly approachable relaxed boho style. Colville’s aptly named pieces like the “Waterfall dress” drape over the body in an effortless drift per every step taken, further suggesting the motto of their wares: “Clothes to move and live in”. We can’t get enough of the masterful top to bottom ensembles, specifically the non-conformist everyday statement shoes. Sneakers dipped in gloopy high-shine resin and color pop wide-stitched loafers inspire us to utilize color mixing and contrast to it’s fullest extent. 

Personal Stylist Meg Gallagher’s Favorite: Erdem, Romantic Femininity on Display

Described by WWD as “the opera star on her way home”, Erdem’s collection of dramatic shawl collars, delicate sheers, feathered coats and slippers, liquid tassels, mini capes, endless florals and rosettes take romanticism to it’s highest level. Like colors straight out of a Rococo painting – pastels and soft metallics intermingle with burgundy, plum and midnight greens/blues. The occasional pop of red pulls out an added sense of drama, making this collection truly inspiring for work, event and evening wear.

The Conversational Favorite: JW Anderson, From Nostalgia to Colloquialism

“Gray-haired poodle perms” are seen paired with Grandpa coats, texture-laden sweaters, housewife slippers and piled-on layers. The core of this divisive collection plays on familiar elements of the nostalgia obsession; from glamorizing age to a cheeky nod at “the nosy next door neighbor”. Ribbon streamed belts were described to be like horse-riding rosettes and wrestling belts, citing inspiration from “things where you win trophies at.” 

A definitive press statement shed light on JW Anderson’s thematic values: 
“Instead of nostalgia, colloquialism. In lieu of the sensational, the non apparent. Rather than notoriety, being secretive. An inquiry into dressing as a psychological act, looking next door. The subtle and the loud. A grey wig as a device. And flats. Housewife flats. Grotesque everydayness, in grotesque distortions and proportions. Knitted dresses, jumpers and shorts. Knots, and dowdy fits. Scraps of a trench coat, and rosettes. Too much space between the body and a coat; too little between the curves and a camisole. Draping, more knots and curtain draping. More cockades. A neutral palette. Hints of newness, through subtlety. Tropes and types: the ones that usually get unnoticed. This, that.”

A Familiar Designer Gets New Buzz, Burberry

Burberry’s use of color palette and wearability gave a freshness to their latest collection. Muted mud tones of olive, earthy brown, herby chartreuse and gray and black locked in a grungy state of mind, still making room for trending pops of red through the filter of a bright red tartan scarf. Maxi kilts and moto boots are trends that will be sure to stick this Fall.

Popular Themes and Aesthetics for Fall/Winter 2024

Punk & 90’s Grunge

Odes to Vivienne Westwood, long maxi skirts, kilts, tartan plaid, leather, double belts, chunky moto boots, olive, black and red are all the rage for 2024. Heavy eyeliner, smoky lids and vampy maroon smudge-lips pair with scene-kid bangs to complete this aesthetic head to toe.

Melke, Isidor Montague, Giovanni Giannoni/WWD, Burberry
grunge hair, Ludovic De Saint Sernin, NYFW Arturo Holmes
grunge makeup, Victor VIRGILE Prabal Gurung, NYFW

Coquette Fashion

In stark contrast to the grunge aesthetic, ultra-femme coquette fashion took the runway by storm with corsetry, bows, fringe, delicate sheer, ruffles, rosettes, feather embellishment and lots of pink.

Coquette Fashion, Launchmetrics Spotlight, Getty Images Coach, Annie’s Ibiza, Coach, Tory Burch, Sandy Liang
Tanner Fletcher

Y2K Strikes Again

Y2K is still in it’s peak with fashion week odes to sequin, dresses over jeans, low rise pants and pleated skirts. Reminiscent of Britany Spears and Justin Timberlake’s rhinestone and jeans American Music Awards look in 2001, rhinestones and denim notably popped up throughout Area’s collection amongst others.


Trend Lightning Round! The Best Trends from Fashion Week Fall 24

Shoe of the Season: Mary Janes, Pointed Flats, Low Kitten Heels, Rosette or Feather Embellishments, Moto Boots

Bag of the Season: Small Top Handle 

Coat Trends of the Season: Maxi, Fur and Capes

Khaite, Erdem, Burberry

Exaggerated Knitwear


Trending Colors for 2024

For NYC: Black White & Red 
For London: Burgundy, Green & Pink

Norma Kamali
Giovanni Giannoni/WWD

Trending Hair & Beauty

Glass Skin, Blended Pop-Color Eyes, Veil Hair, Big Hair

Glass Skin Makeup Trend, PAT MCGRATH LABS
Blended Pop-Color Eye Makeup Trend, Arturo Holmes Melke, NYFW
Veil Hair Trend, Al Zeta Asia Fashion Collection, NYFW
Big Hair Trend, Nina Westervelt Marc Jacobs, NYFW

Shop Ahead of the Fashion Week AW 2024 Trends:

A collection of stylist recommended pieces to keep your wardrobe ahead of the trend.

DeMellier Nano Montreal Leather Top-Handle Bag
Jimmy Choo Rosette Mary Janes
Layerable Buckle skinny belt
Zaina Feather Top
Steve Madden Moto Buckle Boots
High Rise Reformation Studded Denim
Gray Bailey Maxi Skirt
Los Angeles Apparel Plaid Mini Skirt
Burgundy Leather Blazer
Silk Knit Sleeveless Twist Midi Dress
Vince Slim Fit Button Up
Twist-Front Jersey Cap-Sleeve Tee
Clara Cashmere Crew Cardigan
Raya Rhinestone Fringe Jacket
Camille Embellished Bows Jumpsuit In Black
Sheer Floral Staud Top
Voluminous Summer Cardigan
Bow-fastening top
Ruffle Pleated Dress
Sam Edelman Feather Heels
colville muppet shoes
Dante Faux Leather Tank