Our past few posts have recapped the most recent runway shows seen at Fashion Week featuring the Spring 2013 collections. Since the designers present their collections for the approaching season six months in advance, Fall 2012 looks actually debuted back in February. But at that time, most of us were tired of the cold weather and waiting eagerly for the temperatures to rise & summer to start!
We’ve had our stint of sunny, summer days and now that it’s mid-September & 60° days are becoming the new norm, we’re anticipating the drop in the mercury glass and picking out some of this upcoming season’s most-popular styles.
Shop312 stylists have reviewed the Fall 2012 runway shows & thumbed through the latest fashion magazines to compile a Trend Report summarizing this season’s top trends and most-sought after styles. We’d like to share it with you so when you shop for your fall wardrobe updates, you’ll know exactly what styles to buy and looks to recreate.
Sweaters & boots have replaced sandals & shorts in our everyday outfit selection, so take some time to read over this trend report to make sure what you pick-out is spot-on when the snow starts to fall.
Shop312’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Trend Report:
A go-to style guide to achieve some of the best looks for fall.
Baroque Opulence: Gold-threaded curlicues, colorful embroidery, sumptuous silks, ornate designs and embossed surfaces are some of the decadent details that define this design concept.
Matchy-Matchy: Dressing head-to-toe in a monochromatic color schemes or print makes this ensemble a whole body experience.
Mixing Materials: Adding another textile as an accent piece – such as a fur trim collar or opposing leather sleeves – adds and unexpected element to an ensemble.
Menswear-Inspired: Minimalist pant & skirt suits make-up this modern look that’s chic, but still feminine.
Shades tend to get deeper & darker for the Autumn/Winter season. Cold temperatures mean cool hues, along with rich jewel tones & muted earth tones are almost always on the color palette. But this season’s #1 shade – oxblood.
The deep, burnished Bordeux was, by far, the most coveted color to be used by designers and has turned up on everything from clothing-to-boots this season.
Pantone also predicted that mixed with the typical darks, we’d be uplifted with an unexpected mix of bright colors to ease the transition from summer heat-to-snowfall. Here is their Fall 2012 Color Palette forecasting for Bright Chartreuse, Pink Flambé, Tangerine Tango, Ultramarine Green, and Olympian Blue to add a pop of color amongst the Honey Gold, French Roast, Titanium, Rhapsody, and Rose Smoke neutrals.
Dizzying geometric prints are an optical overload, but also an obsession for many designers & retailers this season.
Opulent eastern prints & lavish brocade takes our wardrobe on a wanderlust trip through Asian-inspired motifs via ornate prints, ethnic embellishments, and luxuriant embroidery.
Hounds tooth, herringbone & plaid are among some of the other cold-weather, classic patterns that turn up seasonally year-after-year.
Less is more when it comes to leather this season. Sleek silhouettes with simple, fluid shapes are favored over edgy designs covered in harsh hardware.
Luxe velvet offers a soft touch and textural element to ensembles this season.
The appeal of fur comes in many different forms – the versatile pelt pieces can either add an aristocratic accent or a nomadic notion depending on your style preference.
Suede and tweed are two more of the heavier-hand fabrics traditionally worn during the winter weather.
Cocoon Contouring: Oversized, away from the body silhouettes that have broad shoulders and taper toward the hem.
Peplums & skinny belts define the waist and highlight the hourglass figure.
Pencil skirts that slightly taper and skim just below the knee.
Smooth shoulders seamlessly round out a womanly silhouette.
Necklines ride high with mock necks & fully buttoned-collars creating full coverage, not to be misconstrued because of the otherwise curvaceous silhouette &intricate detailing outfit applications.
With outerwear & suiting being so popular this season, we’re seeing lapels that are larger than life.
Trend Reports are a great resource to make sure you stay on top of the season’s most popular styles. They’re a go-to guide to use when shopping for this season’s must-haves to make sure you stay in-style when buying the looks you love! We hope you liked the Trend Report we created and find it to be a helpful tool for you this Fall!