September 12, 2016

90’s Rock and Bold Statement Pieces to Rule this Fall in Fashion

When style icons and couture powerhouses converged on New York, London, Milan, and Paris earlier this year for Fall 2016 Fashion Week, we were offered a glimpse of the hottest trends for autumn.  From expected yearly staples like fur and velvet, to the daring inclusion of tinsel and guitar straps, this year we’ll have a wide range of traditionally stylish and nouveau riche rock.

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Unsurprisingly, fur and velvet DO make a marked appearance on all the major runways-Gucci, Lanvin, Chanel, and Diane von Furstenberg all showcased the fabrics. Another anticipated trend is caplets, which appeared on Burberry and Dior runways, among others.

Thankfully, both traditional and debut designers all agreed on one major concept: 90’s rock and roll, with the appearance of tinsel, guitar straps, statement chokers, and Goth-chic.

Tinsel, once merely Christmas tree filler, made a surprise appearance on coats, dresses, and skirts on the runways of heavy hitters like Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, and Marco de Vincenzo. The sparkly, bold statement looks festive yet chic when paired with a simple black or grey solid piece.

It seems that statement pieces have the main stage this fall-large choker necklaces also dominated the runaways. Balmain, Lanvin, and Dries van Noten all highlighted choker necklaces that covered the entire neck of their models. Experience tells us that anything Balmain shows, Kim Kardashian (and her 80 million + followers) are sure to be wearing for the coming season, so expect #chokers in your newsfeed.

Another bold accessory appearing on multiple runways (Burberry, Fendi, Lanvin) are bags with extra-wide embellished guitar straps. The rockstar look is sure to catch on with the rest of this season’s trends, following the musical theme…chunky, David Boweie-esque boots were out in full force at shows such as Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood, Marc Jacobs, and Margielga.

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Finally, patent leather and metallic details ruled with Alexander Wang, Micheal Kors, Dior, Beaufille, Proenza Schouler, and Simon Miller. The inclusion of these combined with heavily smoked eyes, crushed velvet, and slicked hair means we can look forward to a season of nostalgic Nirvana and Sublime statements.

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