The month-long spring/summer show schedule often leaves us feeling slightly confused. By the time it rolls around, we've just temporarily archived our warm weather clothes and dusted off favorite knits. Then — boom! — we see next season’s runway offerings, and just like that, we’re wishing we could fast-forward through the next six months.
Not this time, though. Fashion Month has come to a close, and it turns out the designers have offered up some instant gratification with outfits that serve as serious Halloween inspiration. Some did it low-key, limiting the supernatural happenings to crafty hair and makeup. Others — we’re looking at you, Thom Browne — went in hard; the designer's show closed with a unicorn operated by two male models.
If you’re going to engage in Halloween dress-up, let next season’s collections be your guiding light. From the traditional to the sublimely sinister, here are 11 of the best runway looks that serve as solid costume inspiration. Here's to playful escapism and a healthy dose of humor.