14 Biggest Trends from the Fall 2012 Runways

Put a Hat on It!

Enjoyed reading this post on the 14 biggest trends for 2012  and thought I would share them with you.

Statement hats ranged from "Miss Havisham who is an anonymous hero of fashion icons" at Louis Vuitton to "the Qing dynasty" at Jason Wu. There were also pimp toppers at Marc Jacobs, and small fedoras at Donna Karan. A fan of hats myself, so glam!

Leisure Suits Look Legit

Boldly patterned and sharply tailored suits surfaced with a retro spin on the perennial menswear trend.

Okay. this is great for wallpaper, wrapping paper or somekind fo print design, but not for an entire outfit.

Size Matters

As the popularity of Isabel Marant's outerwear grows, slouchy, oversize coats are a great-girl staple. Designers are now taking spacious proportions to a new level.

Okay look, I'm all for big and loose and baggy, but this is more like "home space" a "room" where you can live in.

Furry Bits

However you feel toward the thought of fur, it is still going strong on the runways, but this season designers were more sparing with its use. Not a fur lover I might add.

Leather Goes Glossy

High-sheen leather was this season's all-star chosen fabric. Alexander Wang set the tone by opening his show with stiff, glossed-over pieces, while J.W. Anderson embraced a unicolour look from head-to-toe. You have to be very skinny and eccentric to pull sheen leather.

Sheaths Fit for a Duchess

The Kate Middleton essence continues on the runways, but this time elegant sheath dresses were featured. This look is elegant with a splash of fun.

All That Glitters Is Not (Always) Gold

Marc Jacobs embraced shimmer and shine as well as Louis Vuitton, while other designers played around with neo-disco lurex separates, and even a jumpsuit. This look is not for me.

Marching Orders

While military gets brought about every now and then as a key trend, this season it provides a much-needed masculine counterpoint to glitz and glamour. Olive greens, gold buttons, structured silhouettes, all of these make for an urban-friendly, sophisticated approach to day wear.

Don't love the military look.

All Mixed Up

Designers are taking different fabrics like brocade, neoprene, and leather, and piecing them together to create an almost patch-work-like effect on everything from dresses to blouses and skirts.

This could be interesting or you could go very wrong!

Dresses Get Undressed

Evening dressing took a turn for the sexy and sensual, with sheer gowns that offered just the smallest bit of coverage, thanks to advantageously placed embellishments, such as flowers, sparkly triangles or fur. Magnificent.

Witty Knits

Judging by the popularity of these sweaters from Balenciaga and Givenchy, novelty sweaters have moved far beyond the hipster realm. Creative knits bearing a menagerie of animals, landscape scenery and even a Roy Lichtenstein–inspired cartoon woman sprung up as pleasurable ways to layer up.

Could be an interesting look.

Let Them Eat Cake

The use of elaborate beading, brocade, and embroidered details applied to modern pieces.

Gorgeous look.

Out For Oxblood

This season saw the appearance of a new addition to the fall palette: oxblood red. Even though the name seems off-putting, the deep wine-ish shade is a fresh way to introduce a subtle colour into a serious wardrobe.Oxblood red is stunning for winter.

Clear Your Palette

All-white ensembles are set to become this fall's hit.

White is always a classic and being snow white has it's beauty.


Via: nymag.com

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