05 Sep Fall Trend Report 2017
Fall 2017 fashion collections promise big things for our wardrobes, balancing understated florals with bold velvet hues and classic tailoring with intricate, head-turning silhouettes.
Women’s designer’s embraced patterns, colors and silhouettes imbued with a sense of female power — cheetah prints and unapologetically feminine dresses dominated the runways. Brown replaced beige as fashion’s “It” neutral. Spring 2017’s pink evolved into a bold red. The velvet trend has likewise snowballed —velvet is to Fall 2017 what ruffles were to Spring 2017.
Red was the color that reigned supreme during fashion week. Not only were there gorgeous crimson gowns, fire engine red mini dresses, and the like, but the hue was favored in monochromatic looks as well. Red knits were layered under matching blazers, styled atop similarly hued trousers, and finished off with shoes and accessories that only barely differed in color.
Silver is another color of the season. Designers offered all sorts of ways to dress like the disco ball of your dreams this season, from a slouchy sequin dress worn over a camel turtleneck to a Studio 54-worthy suit covered in over one million Swarovski crystals.
Checks and plaids were everywhere, used on Wall Street-worthy pantsuits, preppy pleated skirts, mannish coats, and even an evening gown or two. This fall favorite was made more feminine for the coming season. Blown-out plaid gowns that flowed in the wind, edgy mini dresses made of brightly colored tartan, and gorgeous tailored coats in embellished geometric patterns that shone. This is certainly not your grungy throwback from seasons past.
The 80s aren’t leaving us anytime soon, especially with wide, broad shouldered,
structured suit jackets now in play. It’s never been chicer to borrow from the boys. Girls are taking back the suiting trend, but in a way that infuses a little more chic and flirty style into the mix. This is certainly the power suit at its finest.
Fishnets on legs, leather and sheer lingerie show up both in details and stand-alone pieces. Don’t get rid of your Moto inspired looks, Tough Love is a big trend still in clothes and footwear. You will see coats with belted waists in several different finishes, shearling coats and collars, lots of animal prints and animal details in jewelry, bags and appliqued details.
For accessories, add a beret or furry hat, large earrings, tailored purse and a statement earring, and it would not be fall without fur. This year it seems to be an embellishment on everything! Got questions on how incorporate a few new trends into your closet, give me a call.