2012 Fall Fashion: What’s Trending On The Catwalk
FASHION | LIFESTYLE
~ By Monica Hunt
Labor Day weekend marks the official end of skimpy summer clothing and ushers in the rich palette of cozier fall staples. Since LDW is on the horizon, and technically, the fall months as well (Los Angeles kind of skips over this month), it is time to start talking about what you’re going to wear for the next three months. Get inspired by these looks and shop around your favorite LA stores in preparation for fashion’s best season.
Catwalks across the world are working classic looks adorned with metallic elements that come in the form of metal chokers (see Yigal Azrouel), sleek pieces of metals sewn onto collars, and metallic fabrics (there are some beautiful examples by J. Mendel and Prabal Gurung).
If you can’t fully commit to head-to-toe gold or silver, then add a metallic accessory to your get-up — you’ll achieve the same effect.
Shoring up the architectural elements in design this fall are designers like Calvin Klein and Helmut Lang, giving the gals plenty of sharp angles to ogle and new shapes that will set you apart from the rest — bold designs for the fashionably bold (or art nerd). In that same vein, be bold and flaunt the no-white-after Labor Day rule our grandmothers abide by and transition all your summer whites. Designers like Doo.Ri, Derek Lam, and Jason Wu are awash in simple whites and creams, turning a color associated with the cold into warm cable-knit tops, flowing maxi skirts, and beautiful pant-suit combinations.
If you need a bit more color and less neutrals, then treat yourself to the red and burgundy leather trend in tandem with citrus orange, or use these colors as stand alones. For inspiration in the form of leather dresses, coats, and skirts check out pieces by Tommy Hilfiger, Monique Lhuillier, color blocked frocks by BCBG, and orange-on-orange love at Thakoon.
Feminine silhouettes are back with avengence this fall, reaching us in the form of peplum tops. This universally flattering style gives girls without an hourglass figure that ever-desired shape and for those blessed with a tiny waist and shapely hips a reason to show off. Pair a peplum with loud or toned down trousers a la Jill Stuart, a pencil skirt (see Phillip Lim’s rendition), or a floor length maxi skirt for a dose of extra glamour.
And finally, rounding out the rest of fall trends is what has been dubbed “New Nomad” or “Modern BoHo” by fashionistas. Designers like Mara Hoffman, Rag & Bone, and Helmut Lang are putting out pieces reminiscent of a world traveler who, collecting bits and pieces from every adventure, tops everything off with a cloak or belted blanket. It may seem like a crazy step in fashion, but you can’t deny how stunning this look is when it is correctly pulled off.
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