Fashion trends for fall/winter 2010-2011 reflect a timeless elegance based on more classic elements. This season brings a pragmatic approach through simple, yet very spectacular and unique collections. Let's take a look at some of the key pieces for fall/winter 2010/2011.
Military jackets, warm winter coats, gloves, and thigh high
boots are just some of the most popular pieces for fall/winter
For fall/winter 2010-2011, more than ever, designers put a lot of accent on coats. There are two main trends in matters of coats. One is based on the reinterpretation of classic style, and the other one bets more on new volumes. Designers presented on catwalks coats with a masculine touch and sailor jackets. When it comes to the return to the classic, a masculine coat, a little bit larger is the best example. We have seen it at Chloé, Dries Van Noten and Michael Kors. At Miuccia Prada, one can see a '60s inspiration making them look as a coat for girls with a high social status. Giambattista Valli presented a cropped version, the latest fashion trend.
As we have seen, the military trend is one of designers’ most loved themes even for fall/winter 2010-2011. Therefore, khaki is the main color when it comes to jackets and coats that have strong shoulders with big, functional buttons matched with feminine pieces such as lace dresses and high-heeled up to the thigh boots. Besides these, military overalls and cargo pants reflect a simple and wearable style. At Burberry Prorsum the military overcoats come in different shapes and volume variations inspired by uniforms, cadet girls, yet the real source of inspiration being the aviator jacket. The aviator style is one simple equation with leather jackets with fur collars, leather pants and other specific elements. The military trend can also be seen at Marc Jacobs.
Long and longer are the words that better describe this season's skirt trends. Salvatore Ferragamo and Ralph Lauren presented long versions that reveal the bourgeois and bohemian part of a woman. Even though long skirts are perfect for fall and winter, yet they might prove to be very uncomfortable. Therefore, a '50s style skirt can totally save any outfit especially for active women who are more into the retro look. For fall/winter 2010-2011, '50s skirts are used in order to create casual outfits without losing their sophistication. They are matched with loose sweaters and high heels at Dries Van Noten and with a pair of boots at Tommy Hilfiger.
For fall/winter 2010-2011, thigh-high boots seem to be one of the hottest trends when it comes to shoes as they were spotted in many runway shows, such as Burberry Prorsum, Christian Dior and Vivienne Westwood. Despite being very comfortable, they offer a feminine, sexy look.
Gloves represent an irreplaceable item for cold winter days. The essential types seem to be the ones made of leather that come in different versions from long at Lanvin worn with a pullover with long sleeves, to super long at Hermès. Moreover, you have a myriad of other options to choose from such as fingerless or gloves made of lace as seen at Erin Wasson, Betsey Johnson and Nina Ricci.
Working girl. Every woman wants to have a suit with a perfect cut. This season's suit tailor trend comes in various versions offering a flawless line to any silhouette. You can see it at Salvatore Ferragamo in a more masculine approach, at Moschino, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy and Michael Kors. Alexander Wang offers a more avangard approach with sexy decoupages.
Fair Isle. This is the most unexpected trend for fall/winter 2010-2011. Worn with a flowy skirt like at D&G, oversized at Marc Jacobs, or short at Proenza Schouler.
Pants were presented in many shapes, styles and fabrics, such as carrot style, skinny, flared, made of leather or cotton flannel.
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