Fall Trends 2012 (Part 1)

Monday, October 01, 2012 The Wearhouse District


"Golden Age." Gold, Waxy Leather and Velvet. Strong Colors and Bold Textures. 

It’s actually rare that color plays such a large role in fashion during the fall and winter seasons. But, this year we trade in our neutrals and drab color for a more dramatic, almost shocking palette. Deep scarlet, navy and emerald are typical fall and winter colors seen in sportswear or evening wear. But, some fun, softer tones in street-wear are still lingering from summer looks.

The main color for this season is gold. Whether its embroidered embellishments, baroque-inspired hardware, or glittering gowns, metallic and shiny textures will have starring roles in fall trends, and gold will be the lead.
Leather is always a great way to make an outfit more edgy or sexy. Layering the different leather textures was a huge part of fall and winter looks on the runway earlier this year, and that trend may very well make a splash in major cities’ streetstyle. The most popular color and texture for leather this year is black and waxy. Leather with a waxy finish will definitely be seen in dresses, skirts and jackets.

Another huge textured material this season is definitely velvet. Velvets of deep, rich colors are a huge part of the theatrical, classical, old Hollywood feel that most designers expressed in their fall collections. Velvet will be a must have for any elegant starlet.