The biggest trend of Fall/Winter 2010 is one that none of us can wear – livestreaming.
While this may not count for much of your Fall wardrobe, it must be noted that the fashion industry, and the designers specifically, took a great leap this season into sharing the shows with the world on their terms, and not via fuzzy twitpics sent from the front row.
In terms of trends you will be shopping for this season, here are the looks that dominated the runways in New York and London:
Love it or hate it, velvet is one of the biggest trends on the F/W runways thus far. It made a brief comeback early in 2009 and has been creeping back into the minds of the fashion industry for a few seasons, but it’s official – velvet has made its comeback. See: Thakoon, Alexander Wang, Richard Nicoll, Karen Walker.
The Longer Length
The era of the body-con mini seems far from over, but a new, longer hemline is creeping in. Designers featuring this trend showed a relaxed silhouette that flattered and elongated the body making long garments suitable for day and night, not just the red carpet. See: Marc Jacobs, Erdem, Antonio Berardi.
For some reason, PETA has been mostly absent this season, and it’s a good thing, because they would be having a field day. Everywhere from the collars of t-shirts and edges of cocktail dresses to accessories and footwear, fur made a huge comeback this season and we can be sure that magazines will be filled with it come fall. See: Doo.Ri, Vena Cava, Clements Ribeiro.
A wardrobe staple for most stylish women, Leather has come back with a vengeance appearing on the usual jackets and trousers but also in dresses, skirts, kilts and leggings. See: Christopher Kane, Altuzzara, Frank Tell.
In London especially, it was a season of mixed prints. Marbled pastels were paired with muted paisleys and strong digital prints captivated show-goers at a number of stellar shows. See: Mary Katrantzou, Basso & Brooke, Clements Ribeiro.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.