The cooler weather is approaching, so get ready to get, “Gone With The Wind.” If you are channeling your inner Scarlet this fall, you may be on the right track. So make extra room for the frills in your closet, because this season is all about romance.
This fall is bringing velvet in every color and shape. Royal jewel tones of plum, russet and burnt sienna are just bursting out of the 2016 fall runway in Milan, London, New York, and Paris. While Alberta Ferretti offered up a belted louche pajama set, Preen debuted a ruched figure-hugging number. Designers were all about bringing velvet out of the evening wear category, incorporating it into turtlenecks, blazers, and even ankle boots.
The Rennaissance is back this fall in a big way with shapely sleeves billowing on everything from sweater to suit jackets. Rebecca Minkoff experimented with fluted sleeves on a black and white printed prairie dress, while Lemaire featured improbably paired peasant sleeves on a cinched military jacket.
No matter how severe fashions become, it seems that girls will always have a special place for the ultra feminine. Ruffles and frills are an essential 2016 fall trend, most often seen on long sleeved pieces for extra elegance in the cooler weather. Salvatore Ferragamo showed off his tight fitting white ribbed turtle necked sweater dress with graduated ruffles starting below the waist while Stella McCartney combined vintage and high fashion with a hot pink over-sized loose waisted number, unpredictably tailored to fit tightly at the feet and ankles. If you have any doubt about this trend’s popularity this fall, you should know that Net-a-Porter, H and M, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom have all mentioned frills in their 2016 newsletters, so get ahead this year and get your frills!
Over the Knee Boots
Scarlet O’Hara would definitely have completed her look with these if given the option. While Altuzarra experimented with black and white animal print and a stiletto heel, A.F. Vandervorst did his thigh skimmers with black velvet and platforms. Slouchy, tight, leather and fabric, these are a wardrobe essential for this coming season.
Do you think you’ll be going for the soft look this fall? Let us know what your buying this season. You are the fashion icon.