La mode se
démode, le style jamais.
Coco Chanel's declaration that fashion goes out of fashion, style
never! But perhaps it is this very thing, the fleeting,
ephemeral nature of fashion that can bring some fun to
style. Staying au courant this fall and winter means
embellishing one’s own style with pickings from current trends for
fall and the best of Fashion Week offerings: the glitter of brocade on a
dress, a faux fur headpiece or feather jacket, kitten heels,
coming full-circle with fifties-inspired looks, floor-skimming
dresses with low heels, and glorious playful neon color.
Style is also the art of winnowing.
brocade at Balmain, gold lamé dresses at DVF, even gold dresses at
transformed into bronze-y metallic armor at Rodarte (Photos of the
Fifties-inspired dresses and separates, twinsets,
full-circle skirts. Prom night at
Oscar de la
a look that has been trending for some time now. Always
updated, modernized. Christopher Kane does it best.
Fur (we say
go faux) and feathers. The Martinete marabou feather jacket from
which seems to have already sold out. If it has to be fur,
its all about being playful and colorful.
with glittering embroidery and brocades from far-flung bazaars
(that just-picked-this-up-last-week-at-the-souk look), fur
headpieces, glittering baubles, over-the-top.
winterized at Vogue
look is still with us, but is muted, Camouflage and surplus green
jackets softened with pretty skirts (think Watanabe’s military
colors, intense hues. Also, man of the moment,
has gone fluorescent! He seems to have captured
what modernity is now...tribal-meets-neon color, fifties
the archives, eCognoscente: Gypset Glamour
minimalist Reed Krakoff
Bronze-y golds at
Monochromatic Color at
Ferragamo Fall 2010
Jacobs Fall 2010)