Out of the six major trends offered by the fall / winter runways come well-loved styles that blew audiences away. Reviews burst with amazing feedback here and there. Here are the details for the best pieces, accents and accoutrements from fashion weeks in fashion capital of the world.
Retro Spin. Everyone knows that a fashion past enlivened once again is way cooler than the previous. Get ready to shine with the lights in bright hues that almost hurt the eyes plus playful prints that fool vision.
Space Doll. Star-light, star-bright are sequined and beaded dresses as well as suits and full-length frocks in glittered fabrics. Metallics take a great role with sheer tops that are edgy enough to wow a fashion crowd. Check out Thierry Mugler and Pradafor the best out-of-the-planet vogue.
Op Art Fashion. To see is to believe, right? Right. So it’s amazing how we gaze at kaleidoscope prints in the collection of Cynthia Rowley.
Shift dresses. The Twiggy garb makes a comeback in a twist of artistic imagery in prints at Anna Sui and Giambattista Valli.
Psychedelic Visuals. Still at Anna Sui, it’s easy to fall for prints that keep the eye busy, or rather busy playing with the eye.
Frocks and Skirts in electro-magnetic colors spark up in lemon, red, blue green and blue violet. See those groundbreaking shades at Dolce & Gabbana, Sass & Bide, Mulberry and Preen.
Peephole Tease. Hippie styles have these sexy circular fissures that can be tied, bowed or clasped. Such slight skin revelations are found in Yves Saint Laurent, Diane Von Furstenberg and Chloe.
Vintage Edge. Substantiating the amusingly ‘modest’ women of the 60’s, in granny frocks complete with bib details and sinuous, bell-patterned sleeves. Just Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, and Chloe reminisce this ladylike fashion for fall / winter 2012-2013.
Geometric Designs. Vertical and horizontal lines, right angles, and cube figures ramp from Geometry class to high class runways particularly at Costume National, Guy Laroche and Balenciaga.
Longer Hemlines. 70’s lengths influence the fall / winter catwalks as Christian Dior and Elie Saab lead the way.
Bell Sleeves. Evocating the 60’s styles of Mary Quant, are numbers in Carolina Herrera and Emporia Armani collections.
Peter Pan Collars. Unlike the prankish boy who flies, the girls on Jean Charles de Castelbajac and Loewe runways look very grown-up and sophisticated.
Spots. Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs and Collette Dinigan, share a flair for the trendy print, although not in animal hair.
Strong Romance. Sexy power suits and lace are united. The style dominates Lanvin and Ingrid Vlasov runways.
Cutouts. These cuts don’t hurt at all. Balmain, Burberry Prorsum and Giles are bursting with skin.
Junk Dressing. Search the deepest, untouched parts of the closet and perhaps you’ll find pieces that resemble outfits in Tsolo Munkh and Manuel Bolano.
Tuxedo Girls. Androgyny is still alive. Sexed up, yet structured styles break free, yet strictly serious in Haider Ackermann.
Fru Trim. Who could resist fur, even a faux one! Get yourself into a fashionably furry situation with Donna Karan ensemble.
Scarlet Fever. Temperature rises at fall / winter presentations of Lanvin and Ralph Lauren as bright reds and bloody ones come out to stun the public.
Leather Frocks. Best in black, the seasons new little black dress upgrades each woman’s look. Joseph Altuzarra and Givenchy did a swell job in their construction and design.
Draperies. Anyone can do wonders with draping as long as it’s done with style. Beautiful draped silhouettes come out in Bottega Veneta, and tough ones by Haider Ackermann.
Onesies. Derek Lam featured functional onesies, unlike last season’s skin showing versions.
Puffers. The new chic is “shapeless, hefty, and plump.” Such chic is seen at Jean Paul Gaultier.
Duster coats. With drama and snob-like fashion, Chanel and Christian Dior brought power dressing into the limelight.
Chevron. Inverted triangles are in. Balmain pushes non-inverted triangle patterns off the runway.
Embroidered looks. State-of-the-art needlework is emphasized in the range of Miu Miu.
Revolutionized Ponchos. Chloe presents a poncho with a pretty big bow. Gareth Pugh sports a metallic sheen. Bill Blass also grabs attention with an elegant black and white ensemble.
Origami. Last but not the least, this Japanese inspired fashion is constructed with the most innovative designs yet. Try Issey Miyake, Guy Laroche and Haider Ackermann.