3 Trends from the Fall 2010 Runways
I'm not sure what's cooler - getting to see the latest trends as they hit the runways, or noticing trends between shows - be it colors, styles, etc. Everyone has their own take on fashion and the upcoming Fall trends - heck I even stood in line for Tracy Reese with two women from LA who were "trend forecasters" for a living - but I'm here to break down what the fall will look like for you. Here, I've shared 3 trends that I noticed on the runways that I think you can expect to see this upcoming season.
1. Gloves and Arm Coverings. I am a fan of the classic, so a throwback to gloves is always welcome. We saw an interesting take on the glove in the form of cable-knit arm warmers at Tracy Reese (even seeing them paired with evening gowns!) and modern, fingerless gloves also had their place at Tory Burch. There were on a multitude of runways in everything from lace to leather! Other designers who showed with gloves included Pamella Roland, Tony Cohen, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Betsey Johnson - just to name a few! This trend is SUCH an easy and inexpensive way to spice up your wardrobe - I'm all over it!
2. Colorblocking. I'm not a huge patternista or fan of florals, so I was actually really happy to see the colorblocking trend gracing so many prominent runways. Color blocking is a great trend for moms as it can hide all matter of sins, so this is one of the better trends I'm seeing for fall. I would consider knocking a little old lady down a flight of stairs for one of the gorgeous and vibrant colorblocked dresses at Carlos Miele, this black and silver mixed-media dress by DKNY, or this hourglass figure (and almost cartoon like!) dress by Zac Posen.
3. Lace. The runways loved lace in all forms this season - gloves, leggings, thigh highs (and not just in the boudoir sense, thank you!) dresses - you name it and designers had incorporated lace into it. A lot of the shows for fall brought some of the old Hollywood glamour and feel to them, which I love. Any type of new spin on a classic gets points in my book! Trend forecasters have said that we will see lace everywhere for 2010 - look for accents to pop up in places other than just clothing. We found lace at Vivienne Tam, Cynthia Rowley, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, and Ralph Lauren, among others!