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: 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.