Friday, February 26, 2010

Fave Fashion Week Trends for Fall 2010

Have you ever noticed how people always desperately want to pick out a color or two to be a trend, but when you look at top trends lists everyone's got a different one? Let it go people, red will be a trend the same way sweaters or ponytails are. You might as well be saying "Fabric is so hot right now!" Sorry, pet peeve and I had to rant (like I do every time!).

Anyhoo, here are some of my favorite trends from Fall 2010 Fashion Week:
This was close to "it's never really out" in my head, but it was so everywhere when it hadn't been in previous seasons (like fur and leather) that I just cannot ignore it! Just a few designers who featured it included Rachel Roy, Elise Overland, Alexander Wang, Zac Posen, Thakoon... Velvet is romantic, luxurious, and a bit gothic, I wonder if it's subconsciously due to the vampire craze that's swept the world...

The Minikilt
Make no mistake, this schoolgirl is much tougher than previous incarnations! I think it started with the 3.1 Philip Lim pleated leather skirt, which caused many a fashionista to swoon. I totally plan to rock this look come fall!
Graffiti Splatter
This seems like a slight evolution from tie dye (so hot right now) to a more urban, painterly feel. They're particularly edgy in pants, and a little softer in long maxi dresses.
Pieced Together Patchwork
I was really surprised at how UN Holly Hobby this turned out to be! It's like a challenge of "Project Runway" - create a final look for you collection using your leftover scraps! I'm particularly fond of the mixed prints and textures - partially because it looks fun and quirky but mostly because I'm too lazy to mix my own prints!

Did I miss anything good? What were some of your favorite trends for Fall 2010?

Some images by Vyque, Alyssa or Kathy, some by


Fashion Retailer said...

it's really trendy!