Fall Preview 2012: Notes from the Runway
When we go to market, shopping for this transitional season, we go with the excitement of knowing that the designers use this moment as a laboratory for ideas they are mulling over for the upcoming fall/winter season. It’s a true bellwether of fashion’s future direction, and any investment you make now will surely prepare you beautifully — for now and later. We savor that lasting element, the thrilling value of things that will endure. The big picture is that palettes and materials are taking on a richer and deeper sensibility. There’s an overriding sophistication in motion, and we’re here to take you along with it.
In the Mood
These colors will begin to haunt you . . . crimsons, evergreens and midnight blues . . .
Their essence and depth make you take things a bit more seriously. Yes, color can have gravitas, like an important oil painting in the most lustrous and full, deep shades of pigment.
a. Halston Heritage; b. Donna Karan New York; c. Diane von Furstenberg
Of Material Interest
Fabrics and materials to keep the eye inspired! There’s nothing dull about leather, leopard print or lace—all exciting, textured and sensuous.
Heads up! Velvet is approaching, and there will be more to come as we move on to fall.
a. Valentino; b. Nancy Gonzalez; c. Roberto Cavalli; d. Gucci
Here’s where it gets really interesting! The designers have sourced some of the most beautiful tweeds and textured fabrics we’ve ever seen.
Then they add a touch of fur, just a bit of mink here and there . . . all so rich and warm.
a. Giambattista Valli; b. Dior; c. Burberry London
Now is the time to begin collecting GOLD! Its value only increases and makes you glow. Bright gold, old gold, new gold!
It’s all good and will carry you forward into fall.
a. Chanel; b. Chanel; c. Akris
Yin and Yang
We’re always happy to see this dynamic duo, the perfect tension created by the high contrast of black and white medleys.
We saw them used most strikingly in textured tweeds and graphic weaves.
A seasonless, perennial favorite.
a. Oscar de la Renta