By: Inna Bosenko
Fall 2012 is going to be all about geometric shapes, unlikely combinations and sophistication. Fashion weeks in every city presented the audience with a very vibrant set of color and style trends. Let’s see what’ll be chic in just a few months!
This upcoming fall, layering will be all the rage! Several designers did a very similar look with a variation of twists. Knee-length skirts and cropped pants were paired with blouses covered with sweater-tops, blazers and jackets. This season, a little detail to the layered look adding undeniable sophistication is the glimpse of a very feminine Pointed or a Peter Pan collar. Also, don’t limit yourself to any precise color palette; don’t be afraid to combine greens, yellows, blacks and more!
(Photo: Billy Reid, Derek Lam, DSquared and Milly)
Edgy modernism or timeless elegance: leather will be appropriate for any type of look in the fall. This fabric always added an element of rebelliousness to the outfit and this season is no different. Think about creating contrasts: pair a strict pant suit with a structured leather trench or combine tough leather with soft tulle. Such a luminous material should be the center of attention, so most designers pulled hair away from the face and into sleek updos.
(Photo: Hermes, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Ralph Lauren and Thakoon)
Trend: Mixing Prints
This trend is for fashionistas who aren’t afraid to pair stripes with plaid with floral, graphic or animal prints. Building onto the layering trend, designers added even more drama by combining pieces of completely different textures and patterns. To fiercely rock this style, discard all rules on matching colors and prints and form dramatic contrasts. Outfits also frequently featured one item in solid to tame the entire look.
(Photo: Charlotte Ronson, Gary Graham, Issey Miyake and Ralph Lauren)
Oh, the elegance, the luxury, the extravagance. Fur will be trendy in the form of cozy outerwear as well as chic accessories in the fall. Designers showcased all kinds of fur necklines and coats done entirely in this material. To recreate the look, opt for faux fur scarves or vests to throw over a jacket or a long faux fur coat with dramatic boots.
(Photo: Hermes, Lanvin, Victor & Rolf and BCBG)