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Fashion Month Dispatch: The Fall 2017 Fashion Trends We Never Saw Coming

These surprised us more than Chanel's casual rocket launch. 

Chanel ending its fashion show by launching an actual rocket ship 33 feet in the air? That's surprising. Another thing we didn't see coming from fashion month? The fact that Karl Lagerfeld would make us want to wear headbands again—really!

Now that the Fall 2017 shows are a wrap, here are a few trends straight off the runways of Paris, Milan, London, and New York that just might make their way to a mall near you this fall. But, before you head to the shops, you may want to check your own closet—especially that early aughts section.

Headbands: This season, Chanel and Altuzarra took a stab at bringing back this retro hair accessory. We haven't felt this way about headbands since Blair Waldorf first graced the screen of Gossip Girl.

#CHANELGroundControl #CHANELFallWinter #PFW

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Attention-grabbing hats: No one will miss you this fall if you're wearing an oversize Marc Jacobs hat a la Kendall Jenner, and bonus, you can feel taller without wearing heels. Coach and Miu Miu offered a similar furry version, while Missoni put out a $190 version of the Women's March's iconic pink pussy hats.

#MiuMiuFW17

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Berets: Not feeling a gigantic hat? Dior and Wanda Nylon made berets look really wearable in comparison during Paris Fashion Week.

Wide belts: Maybe it's the influence of all those waist trainer ads on Instagram, but it looks like wide waist-cinching belts are swinging back into fashion. Designers from Jeremy Scott to Hermès layered gigantic belts over dresses and T-shirts.

FIRST LOOKS #CindyBruna Look 10 #BALMAINFW17 #BALMAINARMY

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#IM #IsabelMarant #FW17 #Show #Details shot by @UlrichKnoblauch_

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BOY TRAP @veronikavilim 🙇🏻🕳

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Purple joy #HermesFemme #Hermes

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Red: Kate Spade chief creative officer Deborah Lloyd told Vogue she was “feeling the color red” the morning of Kate Spade’s NYFW Fall 2017 presentation, and she wasn’t the only designer who felt that way. Red looked every bit a power color in crimson trench coats and dazzling burgundy evening gowns.

#DerekLam #FW17 red leather trench. #NYFW

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@frederikkesofie The Perfect Valentine #jasonwu #fall2017

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Be our Valentine? ❤️ @sola5532 #AltuzarraFW17

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This red ruffly alpaca silk knit is one of my absolute favorites #ullajohnson #aw17 ❤️

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Look 17, Calvin Klein Fall 2017 Men’s + Women’s RTW. Watch the show at calvinklein.com. #CALVINKLEINFW17

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Puffer Coats: You can brave a blizzard in style next winter, because fashion houses churned out so many cozy coats that looked like haute twists on North Face gear.

sacai 2017 Autumn Winter show A day in the life #sacai #sacaiofficial #adayinthelife photo by @mcvalentino

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#FENTYxPUMA AW17. #TVDstyled

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| | U N R A V E L F A L L 1 7 | | | @voguerunway | | | Photographer / @francescomerlini | | | Stylist / @nikipauls | | | Model / @eva.minaeva |

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... subzero ... #thombrowne #tbfw17 fall 2017 hair: #eugenesouleimam beauty: #aarondemey

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#FerragamoFW17 women's collection runway show

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Fringe: This isn't '70s fringe, it's way more elegant than that—and it seems like it would be the most fun to twirl around in during a night out on the town.

On the fringe. #AllAccessKors #NYFW

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FALL WINTER 17/18 | ROCHAS Outstanding Qualitative Fabric at #Rochas #FW18SHOW #PFW

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The parade at my AW' 17 show #cfdanyfw @glamsquad @davines @hellinkay @skyniceland @indiquehair_ @vogastyle

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Plaid: OK, plaid for fall isn't exactly groundbreaking (as Miranda Priestly might say). But the pattern went from grunge-y to grandpa, depending on the vision of the numerous designers who added it to their collections.

NEW HERITAGE / Autumn Winter '17 #LFW #MulberryEngland #JohnnyCoca

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Look 7, Calvin Klein Fall 2017 Men’s + Women’s RTW. Watch the show at calvinklein.com. #CALVINKLEINFW17

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Rich textures and bold checks meet modernised silhouettes in the winter 2017 collection unveiled today in Paris. #PFW

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The Carven FW17 collection in motion By #CarvenStudio

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Slouchy boots: We definitely remember a shopping trip in the mid-2000s that ended in the purchase of both a wide belt and scrunchy boots. Now are both those styles back? Rihanna already wore the sparkly ruched YSL boots that were the talk of Paris, and those weren't the only slouchy boots that trotted down the fall runways.

#monsefall17

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All outfits | Yeezy #season5

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Look 28 #VBAW17 x VB #VBVanityBox

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Wedge boot like an anchor to the look, as seen on the #BottegaVeneta Fall/Winter 2017 runway earlier today #mfw

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Kris Kross: This one we definitely didn't see coming. A handful of designers (including R13, Acne Studios, and APC) all created shirts and jackets that were meant to be worn backwards. APC even sent out jackets designed to be worn as scarves. Seems like you could do all this with your existing wardrobe, depending on your level of bravery, of course.

#APC women #FW17

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