Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fall 2010 Trend Forecast

The Fall 2010 runways shows have come and gone and what's left now in the upcoming months is the analysis of the trends. I love the anticipation of waiting for my September magazine subscriptions to come in the mail where I can pour over all the trends. The best feeling for any fashionista.

Here's an assemblage of trends that we will be surely talking about in a few months.

School-Teacher Skirts and Longer Hemlines

The hemline war for Fall 2010 has been determined and it seems we're in for more fabric! The trend began in New York with Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors showing longer hemlines than the norm. The entire Louis Vuitton collection was an ode to the past that embraced the full-figure and lengthy hemlines. The school-teacher skirt look is one that appears versatile for women of any size. Better start hitting the thrift stores now!

(From left: Jonathan Saunders, Nicole Farhi, Jonathan Saunders, Pringle of Scotland)

(From left: Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren)


Designers revisited velvet this season. This texture is lush and always an attention grabber; Sometimes not in the best way though which is why styling is so important with this look.

(From left: Alexander Wang, Diesel Black Gold, Diane Von Furstenberg)

'70s Suits

The power suit is back with a revamped 1970's inspired pantsuit. The look demonstrates a great mix between masculine and feminine tones.

(From left: Gianfranco Ferre, Akris, Salvatore Ferragamo, Balmain)


Shearling collars were popular in London this year where Christopher Kane and Burberry both showed looks using the winter time fabric. I like the sexier edge the designers have mastered by using shearling however I am a bit wary of this trend because of one reason alone - the mass market. I would love to capitalize on this trend come fall with fast fashion finds at Zara or H&M but am conscious of the fact that shearling looks cheap when it is ripped off. Seeing pre-teens rock this look with some Wal-Mart deal of the week may just make me abandon this trend before it hits its stride. Anyone agree?

(From left: Christopher Kane, Burberry, Unique)

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