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Fashion: Pre-Fall 2012 Trends

Posted by Cecilia Walker on

Pre-Fall 2012 fashion is oozing with exciting trends.  Besides the usual suspects — like jewel tones (color), menswear inspired (plaids, tweeds, herringbone), equestrian style, and lots of coats (fur, fur, fur) — there are some great “new” influences, such as New York Street style (think Woody Allen movies and Jackie O.), lots of color-blocking (continuing from Spring), and refined accessories (elbow-length leather gloves and spectator shoes).  It’ll be exciting to watch the Fall 2012 trends unfold, but for now, here are 3 trends I saw.

1.  Color – Red and Teal.  As I had mentioned, there were lots of jewel tones on pre-Fall runways — jade green, purple and Color-of-the-Year Tangerine Tango (no surprise), but the strongest colors for Pre-Fall are red and teal.

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L to R:  Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Derek Lam



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L to R:  Donna Karan, Chloe, Dsquared²


2.  Graphic prints.  Ahh, the chevron continues on, along with checks and honeycomb patterns.

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 L to R:  Gucci, Kelly Wearstler, Milly

3.  The Unexpected.  I’d love to sport one of these looks here in suburbia, just for the head-turn factor.  These influences from comic strips, an LSD spider and street graffiti are great editorial pieces and will be interesting to see how far they translate to Fall 2012.

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L to R:  3.1 Phillip Lim, Helmut Lang, Moschino

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