Friday, 16 March 2012

Top 5 Fall 2012 Trends

Fall 2012 fashion month just ended a week ago, but everyone is already talking about what we will be wearing in six months. So, here are some of the most popular trends seen on the runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris over the past few weeks.

Louis Vuitton
1. Hats
This trend can probably be attributed to Marc Jacobs, who featured hats on the Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton runways, and though the Louis Vuitton hats were less outlandish than the enormous fur toppers at Marc Jacobs, they were still whimsical. Hats were also seen in all shapes and sizes on the runways at Jason Wu, Donna Karan, Prabal Gurung, and many others.

Dries Van Noten
2. Crazy Prints
This trend started in earnest this season, with printed pants and suits of all kinds, and it has continued through the fall shows. Except, in the fall shows, the designs were even more out there at shows such as Balenciaga and Dries van Noten where different prints, materials and colors were used, and at Mary Katrantzou and Marni where, like always, patterned dresses were somehow incredibly flattering. And the patterned suit trend will continue, seen at Prada, Rochas and others.

3. Fur
Fur is still all over the runways, and designers have gotten more and more creative so that it doesn't become mundane. It was done is crazy colors and prints at Fendi, used sparingly on only the arms at Honor, and used as trim for trench coats and dresses at Viktor and Rolf.

4. Hipster Sweaters
I swear this trend has it's roots at Vassar. Or at least the Poughkeepsie Salvation Army. Somehow, sweaters in all kinds of materials and patterns and covered in designs were shown on the runway. From 80's colorblocking at Céline to adorable owls at Burberry and patterns at Altuzzara, the quirky sweaters were everywhere.

5. Intricate Embroidery
From the Fabrege Egg inspired designs at Balmain to the black and gold embroidery at Dolce and Gabbana and every the crystal-covered eyebrows at Chanel (it took three hours to make each pair!), everything was luxe and bedazzled at the Fall 2012 shows in a very time consuming, but well worth it process.


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