Androgynous women seem to be the inspiration for fashion designers for fall/winter 2010-2011. So, don't throw away your famous trench coat or the military jacket, as they are going to last the next season too. Black office outfits, boyfriend blazers, belts and dark colors are the main elements that can be found in the collections presented on the fashion runways. Still, a touch of femininity and simplicity can be seen in combination with these masculine items.
Even if it's too early to talk about the fall/winter 2010-2011
fashion trends, here are a few of the main trends to take into
consideration for the next season.
One trend that was extremely popular during the last few seasons comes back for fall/autumn 2010-2011, the military trend. Still, this one is different from what we were used to in the other seasons. Trench coats and military jackets that seem to come straight from the Russian army could be seen in the Max Mara collection. Also, kasatchok pants, boots at knee level and wide belts were included in the Max Mara runway show. The classic Burberry look was replaced by a more grunge one for fall/winter season: thigh-high boots, coats and military jackets in surprising colors such as electric blue and green.
The female dandy is still in fashion this fall with an interesting interpretation by Dolce&Gabbana with skirts and big bows, while Salvatore Ferragamo brings a subtle note of masculinity to his collection with wide belts and oversized blazer.
The Gucci collection is a combination of minimalism and sophisticated elements such as lace, feathers and spangles. Simple and symmetrical lines, classic deux-piece combinations ideal for an office look. A sophisticated minimalism was present in the Stella McCartney collection with tailored suits and jackets and short, layered evening dresses. Phoebe Philo from Céline used simple tailoring and minimalism to emphasize the luxury of the fabrics.
Opposed to the military style, you can see many feminine pieces for the cold season. Light fur-coats, skirts that narrow down to knees, pleated dresses and lacy blouses were present in the Burberry collection. Also, the Versace collection for fall 2010 can be described as elegant, sophisticated and glamorous with short-and-tight dresses as well as long gowns with high splits. Femininity and luxury were the key words of the Christian Dior collection for fall/winter 2010-2011. Airy fabrics, sheer materials with chic fur and leather details. Over the knee boots remain a trend for fall/winter 2010-2011.
Fur seems to be the main element of fall/winter season. In the Dolce & Gabbana collection one could not miss the furry boots. The theme of Chanel collection was global warming and its effect upon our lives. Karl Lagerfeld creates complete fur outfits. The fur was used not only for coats and jackets like we saw in the Michael Kors, Lanvin and Vivienne Westwood collections, but even for shoes, handbags and even trousers. At Kenzo you can see shopping bags and body warmers covered in fur. Most fashion designers used synthetic fur, like Chanel, to create their collections.
Leather could be seen at Hermès, DNKY, Diesel Black, DSquared2, Bottega Veneta, Dior, Céline, Balmain. Trench coats, leather trousers, leather jackets or even a whole leather-look made leather one of the key elements for the next season.
Lace will be a famous item for fall-winter. Dolce & Gabbana add femininity to their collection by completing the office look with lace and other boudoir fabrics, while Givenchy presented lace tops and Paul& Joe created a lace strapless dress.
Red will definitely be the main color for fall/winter as it appears in almost every collection. Intense red for elegant and extremely feminine items at Carolina Herrera, combinations of red, yellow and green at Lacoste, red and green army at Marc Jacobs or burgundy red for Nanette Lepore.