Fall 2013 Trend Picks

Fashion weeks have come and gone and the results are in…from garments incorporating dyed furs to the revival of classic quilting techniques, some pretty unique (and some traditional)  trends may be hitting your favorite retailers this next fall.

Here are my top picks for what is going to be hot, while the weather is cold in fall 2013.

Plaid and Gingham: Finally! Plaid is making a comeback…I have a feeling that this oh-so-classic yet under-appreciated pattern will be everywhere. Which is a good thing since I have a plaid blazer stowed in the back of my closet somewhere. For the gingham, this traditional summery fabric will be paired with heavier items, such as in the case of Prada, leather and fur.

dg plaidDolce and Gabbana Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)


Prada Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)

burberryplaid bag

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)

Colored Fur: Fur always has somewhat of a presence in the fall, but in 2013 I think that fur is going to make some more appearances in bold and/or subtle ways–full vests, coats, accessories, and trimmed accents. What’s making this trend fresh is that fur will be painted, dyed, and printed.

fendifallfurFendi Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)


Marni Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)

Heavy opulence: Gold, jewels, shaped metal embellishments–the more excessive the better. Where will you be finding this trend the most in stores? Accessories and shoes probably, but also jackets and cocktail dresses. Think of jewel encrusted metallic elements and mosaics reminiscent of the Byzantine Empire era of history.

dgopulenceDolce and Gabbana Fall 2013 RTW (image via NYMag)


L’Wren Scott Fall 2013 (image via NYMag)

Quilting: We are not talking about your grandma’s log cabin quilt pattern making an appearance in garments, but the actual technique. Two layers sewn together at regular intervals produces a check or diamond pattern that is slightly puffed. For the mainstream ready to wear, look for quilting on shoulders, sleeves, and pockets as well as other accent areas.

michaelkorsquiltedMichael Kors Fall 2013 RTW (image via WWD)


J. Mendel Fall 2013 RTW (image via WWD)


Theysken’s Theory Fall 2013 RTW (image via WWD)

Will any of my picks make it into stores next fall? Only time will tell.




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