The absolute clear front runner for FW12 is Statement Outerwear. Find a fun pattern, loud color, luxe detail, or dramatic cut and walk the streets with confident style!
Next up in the repeat section is cozy knits! I love when a trend combines comfort and style! (This example is a little out there for most of you, but so unique I had to share!)
Our third likely sale find for next season is Textured Fabrics. Leather and velvet remain strong along with patterns that provide visual texture. This photo shows both using a patterned velvet.
Now onto the new stuff! Statement accessories are prevalent! Think textured or colored bags, leather sneakers or dress shoes with colored soles, unique driving gloves, etc. For more ideas on this trend, check out this article from WWD.
|Photo by Tommy Ton|
Camo details have been poking their head out for a few seasons, but haven't really caught on. Until now. Look for splashes of camo in a trench coat lining, a wallet, or on these shoes by Creative Recreation!
|Creative Recreation FW12|
Soft construction remains a key feature in suits and jackets. The one surprise to me was the early (in my opinion) return of dark. Blacks, blues and charcoals. As we know, color has been everywhere in every trend for a couple of seasons and its a breath of fresh air. Black has been "it" for how long? Especially in the winter months it is so nice to add a pop of bright. I don't think color is going away yet, but its dark on the horizon.....
This is only the start! Next we're off to Paris and then NY, so we will see what other trends emerge. Which Fall/Winter 2012 trend will you be keeping your eye out for this sale season?