Fall Fashion Preview

Saks teams with Empire star to examine the future of fashion and fall's hottest trends

Saks teams with Empire star to showcase fall's hottest trends

Saks Fifth Avenue fall Magalog back cover
Empire star Trai Byers is featured on the cover of the new Saks Magalog. Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
Fall trend extreme texture Eli Tahari
Extreme texture is a big trend for fall, says Saks Fifth Avenue. This woolly coat is from Elie Tahari. Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
fall trend men city shadows
For men, a trend called "City Shadows" features clean crisp lines and shades of moody greys, monochromatics and deep jewel tones. Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
Fall trend La Boheme look from Burberry
For women, fall brings a luxed-up vision of Bohemian life, rich with plush velvet, vibrant colors and unique patchworks. This ensemble is from Burberry. Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
Fall trend men country gentleman
A trend called "Country Gentlema," features updates to classic styles show the softer side of fine tailoring, with subtle hints of rustic charm and Bohemian swagger, featuring natural colors. Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks fall Magalog cover
The Saks Fifth Avenue Magalog highlights the season's big trends. Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue fall magalog Trai Byers
Empire's Trai Byers models some hot fall trends. Photo courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue fall Magalog back cover
Fall trend extreme texture Eli Tahari
fall trend men city shadows
Fall trend La Boheme look from Burberry
Fall trend men country gentleman
Saks fall Magalog cover
Saks Fifth Avenue fall magalog Trai Byers

Get ready for fall fashion with the bohemian life, richly textured items, urban couture and the co-star of TV's breakout hit Empire. These are hot upcoming trends, according to the Saks Fifth Avenue Fall 2015 Magalog, the luxury retailer's magazine-y update on the traditional retail catalogue.

The hefty 272-page issue includes cover stories on Oscar de la Renta designer Peter Copping and Empire's Trai Byers, who explains how to dress while America's watching. (Byers plays the bipolar character Andre Lyon, who's scheming to take over his family's business in the smash-hit series.) Saks is featuring a special collection inspired by the Fox drama, with fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women's ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men's and women's footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM.

The special collection, in advance of the series' Sept. 23 second season premiere, is available at Saks and saks.com, in addition to each individual brand's online store and retail location.

The magalog is available September 8 in print form or on Instagram (@saks and @saks_mens), but we got a sneak peek of what's in store.

Key trends/looks for women

La Bohème

Probably the biggest trend for fall is a luxed-up vision of Bohemian life, with plush velvet, vibrant colors and unique patchworks. Think leg-elongating flared trousers, fringe, folk embroideries and extravagant patterns that take the look to a regal extreme.

Extreme Texture

Fall fashion takes on a new dimension with artistic furs and faux shearlings in voluminous shapes, feathery fabrications and wildly exaggerated cable knits. Think cozy.

Hot Items

The cape, The poncho, shearling outerwear, The long gilet, The parka, The turtleneck, and flared trousers and denim. 

Key Accessories

Chunky-heel shoes, relaxed boots, Long-strap saddle bags, soft and unstructured Bags, architectural jewelry, mix & match ear statements and fringed accessories.


Key trends/looks for men

Country Gentleman

This menswear look updates classic styles with soft, fine tailoring in subtle hints of rustic charm and Bohemian swagger. Key colors are natural, led by forest greens and the deep reds of cordovan leather.

City Shadows

The day-into-night look is clean and crisp, with moody grays, monocromatic shades or deep jewel tones. Lustrous fabrics like mohair subtly sparkle with a glimmer of iridiscent sheen.

Urban Couture

High-contrast graphics and geometrics appear on everything from sneakers to outerwear to everyday street style. Irreverent global prints lend an international edge.

Hot Items

Flight jackets, tailored joggers, geometric sweaters, distressed denim, shearling jackets and trim, burgundy blazers and shades of grey tailoring.

Key Accessories

Luxe caps, fedoras, backpacks, slim portfolios, mountain boots, dressy sneakers and mod boots.