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2013 Fall Fashion Trends: 9 Trends To Follow

August 14, 2013 IADT General, Fashion Design 0 Comments

Fall Fashion Trends To FollowThe 2013 fall fashion trends offer you a wide range of styles to try. You are sure to find some that work for your lifestyle and tastes. And if you happen to be a fashion design student (lucky you!), you might want to create your own versions of these, with your own personal signature. These trends range from colors to textures to cuts, fabrics and more.

  1. Patchwork, Especially Denim: This comfortable, easy-to-maintain fabric is showing up in many guises in the autumn collections of such designers as Ashish, Phillip Lim and Jen Kao. Clothes will feature such combinations as saturated indigo, destroyed denim and washed denim, all in one garment. Patchwork done in other fabrics is also showing up in the fall collections, such as in outfits by Tom Ford, Tess Giberson and Christopher Kane.
  2. Bold Outerwear: Outerwear will be making a splash this fall, whether in materials like fur, faux fur or feathers. You will also see statement-making cuts, such as oversized parkas and capes (like ones by Francesco Scognamiglio and Chloé) and colorful bomber jackets (like one by Givenchy).
  3. Knitted Caps: Kate Spade and Tracey Reese are among the designers showing knitted beanies for fall, to pair with casual outfits and even dressier ones for a surprising twist.
  4. Houndstooth and Other Classic Prints: Fall collections are touting houndstooth, whether in its standard size, more modern larger sizes or slightly altered shapes. Think of houndstooth as a neutral that goes with almost anything and can be dressed up—as in evening wear, like one of Ashish's ensembles—or dressed down.
  5. Animal Prints: Leopard is back again, in both the expected browns and in colors like pink and red (such as designs by DKNY). You'll also see leopard print on oversized pieces and in larger dimensions, such as one sweater by Moschino Cheap and Chic. In handbags, most fall fashion animal prints will be more subtle.
  6. Emerald and Khaki Green: Greens in general are on trend for fall, especially emerald, which goes well with other jewel tones like amethyst, sapphire and garnet. Accessories such as jewelry, scarves, handbags and shoes are great ways to add pops of emerald to fall outfits. Khaki and loden green also appear in fall shows, especially in military styles and the army surplus look, as shown in designs by Céline and Calvin Klein.
  7. Winter White: There used to be a rule you should not wear white after Labor Day. But that rule no longer applies! This fall, winter white will be a big trend, especially in outfits that are white from head to toe, as shown in outfits from such designers as Céline and Mulberry.
  8. Peplums: Peplums are figure-flattering and stylish and are showing up in the fall designer collections by such designers as Aquilano Rimondi and Prabal Gurung.
  9. Leather: The previews of fall fashions show leather dresses, coats, tops, jackets and pants as well as accessories. Leather clothing figures in the fall collections of such designers as Rodarte, Alexander Wang and Michael Kors.

These 2013 fall fashion trends promise to add warmth and elegance to women's autumn wardrobes. If you are a fashion design student, how would you adapt these trends? And what other trends would you like to see?

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