After last season’s fantastical, over-the-top fashion, fall 2010 is forging a new direction, bringing us strong, clean, modern dressing. Here is a list of my top ten trends from the New York runways:
Arguably the season’s stand-out trend, fur appeared on full coats, in wool/fur hybrids, and adorned collars, trim, and bags.
#2 CLEAN DRESSING
Minimalist, fluid shapes with little or no decoration, this new simplicity puts the emphasis on cut and silhouette.
#3 MODERN LEATHER
Whether a floor length skirt, skinny pants, a trench, or dress, supple leathers are paired down—minus last seasons grommets and spikes. The new focus is on neutral colours and clean design.
A minimalists rainbow of grey, camel, sand, beige, ivory and stone covered the catwalk.
Luxe knits, fuzzy wools and 3-D embellishment—modern dressing is all about combining multiple textures in one outfit. It’s the key to the all black looks seen at NYFW.
Luxe cargo jackets, peacoats, army green wovens and knits, and lapels and gold buttons brought the baracks to the runway.
From floaty dresses to graffiti pants, winter florals were bold and always graphic.
#8 THIGH-HIGH STOCKINGS
In sheer silk or light-weight knits, thigh-highs are worn with everything from eveningwear to daytime minis.
#9 THE SENSIBLE SHOE
While heels were still high, unmanageable platforms stepped aside for simpler shoes. Even kitten heels made a comeback.
#10 RED VS BLUE
When colour made a rare appearance, it was in shades of midnight navy, teal, blood, raspberry, and crimson.