After a five-week fashion haze of shows, presentations, events, and parties, the Fall/Winter 2024 fashion season has ended. While each city’s fashion week houses a set of designers ranging from heritage traditionalists to cult classics to new kids on the block, the consensus on how the pendulum should swing seems to be agreed upon across the board. Some looks have already begun to seep into our brains between their appearances during awards season and the up and down temperatures that constitute the spring. However, determining which of the occurrences on the runway will stand the test of further adoption, will require the most pondering. In speaking with both Numéro and contributors on which of these new iterations of nostalgic silhouettes are sure to stick, these five trends are the ones we have deemed most notable.


by RAZ MARTINEZ, US Fashion Director

Shining unexpectedly bright this season, high gloss leather stole the show of many runways taking form in staple outerwear, coveted accessories, and even full ensembles. While the highly noticeable material caught many an eye in the front row, the shiny effect was often paired with classic and subtle silhouettes, such as in the Ferragamo collection, creating a thoughtful contrast. At shows such as Tory Burch, the material was heightened in sophistication through embossed leather and architectural shapes. Overall, proving to be a fresh take that’s sure to find its home in both closets next season and vintage windows years from now.


by JOYCE ONUORAH, US Fashion Writer

The true trick to a winter wardrobe, especially in ambulatory spaces, is the ability to tie together a look while keeping warm through key elements. To pull off that effortlessly chic yet warm look, a dash of playfulness has been deemed essential to the equation. This season fringe, fur, and vibrant colors comprised the texture of beloved winter essentials. At shows such as Missoni and Stella McCartney, a short and shaggy looped fringe dawned an assortment of neckwear. Fur made a variety of appearances, from soft hair at Dries Van Noten to a stiff spike at Diesel. All the signs point to a pop of texture and color as the next winter essential to splurge on.


by AMBER RANA, US Fashion Stylist

Often the most coveted and quickly acquired piece from the runways, this season’s handbags take an elongated step away from the micro bag obsession. Quite literally stretching the square bag silhouette, envelope-esque bags made their resurgence across continents. At Helmut Lang, a traditionally thought of evening wear clutch found its daytime appearance with both hand and shoulder straps, making the bag an everyday staple. While at Chanel, a more interchangeable day-to-night approach made its way in a quilted black leather bag with gold accented shoulder straps. For shows like Kim Shui, however, the rectangular nature of the bag challenges its predecessor’s as its size is big enough to fit an actual baguette.


by HANNAH ATIRA, US Fashion Writer

Swinging the pendulum as far away as possible from the small bag frenzy, made way for the carry-all bag, of course in the most exaggerated form. Dawning many looks down the runways this season a variety of shoulder bags took quite the notice in their massive yet chic nature.

Incorporating the classic curved c shape, this season at Chloe, a somehow slouchy yet structured silhouette composed their version. While the structured route could also be seen at Michel Kors and Brandon Maxwell, Burberry appeared to take the soft luggage route. Looks went down the runway with shoulder bag adaptations of a relaxed duffle shape that could easily serve as the roomiest and boldest carry-on.


by CELINE AZENA, US Fashion Market Editor

The 2000s are still calling, and while the line to Y2k may be slowly disconnecting, prints and patterns have answered the charge. Once beloved cheeky slogans and daring mismatched prints appeared to be the new nostalgia amongst the season’s coolest and even most classic runways. At Dior, the mid-2000s era was quite the influence with multiple full cheetah print looks on the runway. While at Rabanne, animal print seemed to be of similar inspiration, the mixing of prints proved to be the true driving force of the collection. At Vetements, the slogan tee received a major upscale in size, referencing the 2000s Paris Hilton era of paparazzi promotion moments.