Have you ever seen a designer’s extravagant catwalk production and wished you had an opportunity to wear some of the creative styles shown on yourself? Or, have you ever scratched your head while viewing a designer’s over-the-top runway show, wondering where on Earth a fashionista would ever be able to wear some of these things? Well, Halloween is the perfect answer to both situations! When it comes to Halloween costumes, you can go all out with your ensemble and still have a chic air about you. Which is why we are presenting you with some Halloween costume ideas inspired by Fashion Week shows of recent seasons past.
Designers like Thom Browne and Jeremy Scott are constantly fusing surrealism, art, and fun into their garments, making their runway shows a true pleasure to watch.
NYFW catwalks tend to present garments in a more extreme form than street style or ready-to-wear presentations, but who among us wouldn’t want to transform into a glittery mermaid, tongue-in-cheek character, or glam ghoul for the Halloween holiday?
If you want your Halloween look to have a touch of humor, look no further than Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Milano’s egg-themed accessories or Charlotte Olympia’s pineapple. Adding elements of these runway ensembles into your costume is sure to elicit a playful giggle.
For those of you out there looking for extravagant glamour to define your Halloween party style, you can snag inspiration from The Blonds’ lipstick print collection. Wearing a look like this, you can also have a lot of fun trying out your boldest makeup colors and favorite dramatic hairstyles.
It is easy to add a touch of whimsy to your costume by getting inspiration from Moschino’s butterflies and floral bouquet looks.
Adorn your favorite blouse with some eye-catching flowers: clearly Gigi Hadid does it perfectly. Or add butterfly wings to a colorful wrap dress to make a memorable entrance.
Cat ears are cute, but you can go bolder! Chanel recently featured futuristic-inspired robot helmets on the runway, showing us exactly how easy it is to transform a classic style with the help of some unconventional headgear.
Halloween is all about spooky creatures, ghouls, and the supernatural. So why not steal the style of furry monsters, vampires, and ghosts? Jeremy Scott’s colorful runway shows that you don’t have to be a kid trick-or-treating to indulge in that magic!
The classic skeleton you wore in grade school can also get a stylish upgrade, as exhibited by Thom Browne’s dazzled runway showing.
If you ever needed an excuse to try out a designer’s most elaborate couture looks, let this Halloween be your time to shine!— Kristine Hope Kowalski