5 Trends Insiders Say Will Be Huge This Fall

I always tune in for the runway trend presentations from Net-a-Porter that are shared with editors. Much like the runway trend guides our editors work on that dive into fashion for the upcoming season, Net-a-Porter does the same, but from the perspective of a retailer. What that means is that they are taking a look at the trends that will not only be big from an editorial perspective, but also from a shopping angle. After all, these reports show both what is happening on the runway, but also, the exact pieces the Net-a-Porter buyers are ordering.

So, what are the best fall trends to know about, according to Net-a-Porter? Ahead, I’m breaking down the 5 key trends their team of experts is excited about and expecting huge things for in the upcoming season. The great news is that you can start shopping for each of them now, so if you’re an early adopter, I’ve made an edit of pieces to add to your closet right now.


(Image credit: Bottega Veneta; Jil Sander; Peter Do; Loewe)

The F/W 22 runways were stocked with wardrobe staples that were anything but basic and set to be among the most in-demand pieces of the upcoming season. Pieces like white tank tops were reworked at Prada with the brand's signature logo—a piece destined to be a cult item this fall. Outerwear was tweaked with updated shapes, including a puffer bomber jacket at Loewe and hourglass jackets at Jil Sander. Across the board, basics proved to be top of mind for designers, who are rethinking what staples will look like this fall.

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(Image credit: Versace; Fendi; Coperni; Conner Ives)

Skimpy, barely-there fashion is continuing into fall. This time around, we're seeing an evolution of "naked" dressing that is less about major cutouts and more about pretty slip dresses, gauzy fabrics, and lingerie-inspired pieces. The runways provided ample styling ideas as well, proving that everything from a satin scarf to a sweater tied at the waist can make a slip dress feel relevant to wear for the everyday.

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(Image credit: The Row; Proenza Schouler; Khaite; Saint Laurent)

After a few seasons stocked with bold, bright colors and saturated shades, we saw a sharp pivot to black looks on the F/W 22 runways. While this shift happened across the collections, it was most notably seen at Balenciaga, whose first 18 looks were head-to-toe black, and Valentino, where 33 black looks closed the show. The simplicity of the color put an emphasis on cool silhouettes and proportions with pieces ranging from a sculptural strapless top at Proenza Schouler to bustiers at Khaite.

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(Image credit: Bottega Veneta; 16Arlington; LaQuan Smith; Miu Miu)

"Revenge" dressing has been talked about as optimistic moods in fashion have been mounting and changing the way people dress. As we head into fall, we'll continue to see an evolution of this with pieces that make shimmering sequins and shiny fabrics their focal point. From 16Arlington's take on high-shine party looks to Bottega Veneta's spin on a slip dress with layers of satin and sequins, there are cool versions for every type of dresser.

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(Image credit: Emilia Wickstead; Versace; Conner Ives; Valentino; Alaïa)

Beyond black, another major color trend marked the F/S 22 runways: pink and red. This was seen most clearly in the Valentino show, whose use of pink was coined as "PP pink" with a dedicated Pantone shade and a collection dominated by 17 pink looks. While there is no specific shade in the color family that won out for the season, you can expect to see everything from pale pink to fuschia to bold reds for the season to come.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.