I have a feeling Fall 2011 is going to be a great season for fashion…. (I know, I know, isn’t every season?) But really—I can’t think of one trend that I didn’t like!
On the runways this February we saw fan favorites fur, sheer, velvet and lace still going strong, but also the emergence of some styles we haven’t seen in a while. Read on for coverage of some of my favorite trends, including the arched silhouette, the increasingly popular polka dot, and and what I like to call the “True Grit” effect.
The Trend: Old Hat
The trends that keep on giving—reinvented in new ways for Fall 2011.
I loved the super sheer sleeves at Ohne Titel, ADAM, and Fendi; the re-styled velvety/velour pants at Carlos Miele, Kelly Wearstler, and Nicholas K. Fur also remains chic, as it was seen everywhere from Dennis Basso to Rag & Bone. And of course, I feel like lace will always be classic—as evidenced by a particular dress by Rodarte, as well as pretty much the entire Jason Wu collection.
The Trend: High Arch
Pointy shoulders are so over, Gaga. Round it out with an arched silhouette.
This is probably one of those ‘you either love it or you hate it’ trends. And at first, I admit I was a bit skeptical…however, somehow I really like this decidedly bizarre trend. Variations of the look seen at Louis Vuitton, Junya Wantanabe, Jil Sander, Burberry Prorsum, and Thom Browne.
The Trend: Polka Dots
Who would have thought a little circle could make such a statement?
I’m going to assume you saw Marc Jacob’s FW11 show, whether it was in person, live streaming, or even if you just checked out the photos. (If not, you must. Stop reading! GO HERE NOW!) I’ve always been a fan of the polka dot, so obviously this show was one of my favorites—not to mention the beautiful color palette and adorable mushroom-top-like hats. Anyways, Marc Jacobs wasn’t the only one to show this trend—it was also spotted (har, har) at Jeremy Laing, Diane von Furstenberg, and Y-3.
The Trend: True Grit
“A saucy line will not get you far with me…”
Also called “prairie chic,” the influence of the wild, wild west was difficult to ignore on the FW11 runways. Pale prints, black wide-brimmed hats, and brown leather allude to one of the top films of the year, True Grit. I know—designers have been working on these styles long before True Grit came out. But isn’t the timing uncanny? This trend was seen at Hermès, Dsquared², Lanvin, and A Détacher.
original runway images via style.com
What trends are you most excited to wear for fall? Let me know in the comments below!