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Fall 2013 FashionTrends: 3M’s – Military, Metallics, Mod ’60s

Posted by Cecilia Walker on


Michael Kors photo by Filippo Flor | Milly photo by Alessandro Viero | Michael Kors photo by Filippo Flor | Lisa Perry photo – Lisa Perry | Marc Jacobs photo by Gianni Pucci | Lisa Perry photo – Lisa Perry

Spring 2014 collections will be revealed in just a few weeks at New York Fashion Week (#NYFW) early in September.  However, since Summer is coming to a close, and Fall Ready-To-Wear is out on the racks, I thought another Fall 2013 Fashion review was necessary.

Overall, Fall 2013 collections are a departure from last season’s colorful, heavily printed and graphic offerings, leaning more towards textures and fabrications.  Last Spring I had written several posts about Fall 2013 fashion:  the top color trends; how the metallic trend translates to home fashion;  how fashion and interiors mesh;  the anticipation of camouflage continuing;  and the street style outside the fashion shows.

If you had to make one major investment purchase for the season, it would have to be leather!  Forget the leather jacket or the skinny jean, we’re talking leather skirts, dresses, tops and shorts.  Whether faux, cut-out, studded, embellished, embossed or simple calfskin, one piece of some item in your wardrobe is a MUST.


Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2013 photo by Filippo Flor


Aside from leather, 3 major trends for Fall (fit the Ei3s format) are the 3M’s — military, metallics and mod ’60s.  Military looks go beyond just camouflage with modern military inspired styling, cargo pockets, officer jackets, structured shoulders and belted waists.  Metallic fabrications like iridescent leathers, holograms and foils are seen on separates, shoes and accessories.  And Mod ’60s influence skirt lengths this season with lots and lots of minis, and color-blocked clothing.


 camo loafers | camo dress |military jacket | hologram handbag | metallic leather jeans | color block sweater | striped skinny jeans

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