Want to know the favorite trends straight from the FPD fashion week team! Here you go!
The Trend: Fur Accessories
Fur isn’t just for coats anymore; designers are infusing new life into this fall/winter staple by crafting more pieces in their collections with sumptuous furs. Oversized fur mittens kept cropping up in shows from Alexander Wang, Altuzarra and Katie Ermilio. Furry leg warmers also made an appearance in bright shades of purple and yellow at Jeremy Scott. Even fashion blogger Bryan Boy in collaboration with Adrienne Landau, showed fur some love with his debut accessories collection that featured colorful fur bow ties and camera straps. While some people may not want to have an entire fox wrapped around their necks like the ones seen at Marc Jacobs, these other pieces offer fun new ways to look good while staying warm. Now that’s fashion with function.
The Trend: Mixed Material Sleeves
This isn’t brand-spanking new to the style scene, as arm coat-style bodices and khaki trenches have been getting leather sleeves attached to them as of late, but there is definitely a heightened interest in the trend and the variety of sleeve options have expanded for fall to include fur, tweed, bedazzlement, and more eye-catching options. The key to this look relies on the contrast; soft mixed with hard, satiny smooth mixed with nubby, woven combined with…furry. Favorites included those seen at Carolina Herrera, BCBG MAX AZRIA, and Rebecca Minkoff. If your adept at the sewing machine, you could try a little DIY action and Frankenstein a few garments, or try the simplest version of this: layer a vest over top!
[Tia Cibani Fall 2013; Image via Style.com]
The Trend: Asymmetrical Silhouettes
With asymmetry back on the runways in full force this season, this unbalanced look will be a bold statement, come fall. What is great about this trend is that it can be toyed with for either a casual or more more formal style, depending on the styling, as both Tia Cibani and Diego Binetti exemplified this season.