The 2010 fall fashion season is all about sensual, seemingly effortless sophistication with cool new twists and a funky edge. To be fashion forward this fall it’s all about combining minimalist style with texture and embellishments. Society, I give you the top trends, hot color topics and what’s now in accessories for fall.
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The ten top emerging trends:
Minimalist fashion is experiencing a re-emergence, and I personally LOVE it! In this year’s fall fashions, we are seeing a departure from the loud, mixed patterns of spring, and moving in a much more sophisticated direction. Right now it’s all about the experience of different textures.
Word on the street runway says velvet is the ‘it fabric’ for fall 2010. You will see beautifully deep colored pieces (such as black, emerald and midnight blue)From tops peeking out from under to dresses, designers love velvet this season as the texture to add a romantic yet edgy vibe.
3. Bold Embellishments
No doubt this trend will be one of the marks for fall fashion 2010. From fur and feathers to jewels and metallic accents, detailed embellishments crowned fashion essentials all over the runways.
Draping is a creative way to create a masterpiece from a simple fabric, and it is everywhere in fall fashion. It may prove itself to be the season’s greatest emerging trend. Look for basic fabrics, typically solid, one color pieces sewn in multiple, flowing layers.
Graphic garments for fall are all about striking colors sewn to make the eye dance a certain way. Look for colors that contrast nicely and combine neutrals and bolds.
The incorporation of the trend this season is elegant, not overdone, sophisticated, not fairytale. Sheer tops (which work great with the layering trend by the way) to dresses with sheer sleeves or complete barely there overlays graced fall runways , and they are beautiful!
Crop jackets with military embellishments to camo patterned boots and handbags (yes seriously, see Prada’s fall line), many designers salute this trend in their fall fashions.
Stuffy, boxy, matronly suits are out. This season’s look offers a new take on business wear. They’re surprising, revealing, and dominating. Shorts suits, tailored jackets with skinny pants, and relaxed, flowing, bohemian chic styles – the look is about professional, sexy, on-the-go style.
9. Layered Look
From a casual lounge day or a shopping with friends to the office, leggings paired with a loose long flowing blouse, tunic, or tank and sleek sophisticated cardigan are still very much in fashion.
10. Gemstone Jewelry
Simple, stunning gemstones always take a style up a notch. One piece of gemstone jewelry can be all it takes to spice up an outfit and complete a look. This trend works with everything from jeans and a fitted shirt to your favorite LBD.
Neutrals are BIG this season – black is back and it undeniably reigns supreme. However, grey, camel and white are also popular. Metallics in silver gold and bronze shimmer as accents and totally shine in the spotlight. Red showed up as the “pop” color in the most fashion shows, but a few designers (Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger and LaCoste) made more use of the color wheel in their collections. And though styles varied considerably, one thing did not, among other colors featured – purple, blue and emerald – all were gemstone hues.
As for accessories – belt it out! Belt your pants, dresses, sweaters, coats, whatever, but do not leave the house without a belt – the single most consistent theme I noticed throughout all of the fall lines. To carry your essentials in style, this season’s “it bag” is structured – choose a satchel or bowler in a neutral such as black or camel or go bold with bright red. For fall there are some beautiful pumps, but it’s truly all about the boot. Ankle high to thigh-high, rider to platform heel, and buckles, buckles, buckles. Find the pair that makes yoru hear tsing – and rock ’em all season long!
With all of the beautiful fall collections you cannot possibly go wrong with fashion, and the gret thing about this seaon’s styles is that so many are timeless which means you can get a lot of mileage from these fashions.
Links to the featured designers’ collections: Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors,Gucci, Donna Karan, YSL, Christian Louboutin, Prada
You can also shop fall fashions at one of these fine retailers: Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom.
And for great finds that won’t break the bank, check out: Top Shop, ShopBop, Forever21, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Target
Society, we want to hear from you. What do think of the new fall fashions?