Fall Fashion Trends for 2011

As I was researching fall fashion trends I noticed a couple of themes that came from my research I was doing.

photo credit: Dan & Corina Lecca

The color Crimson will be a popular fall option for clothing this year. Check out the example from Rodarte’s line. It’s all about the color and how you wear it.






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Clashing fabrics was the next trend that I saw.

Libertine showed us from their 2011 fashion week collection a high dose of color and clashing bold fabrics. I am not sure if I will be a fan of this, but this trend has been used a lot on shows like Gossip Girl.





photo credit: Dan & Corina Lecca



Cloaks, for fall! Love this trend! I am a huge fan of a cloak jacket and have ideally been searching for the right one. For 2011 Fall Fashion Week Rag & Bone showed a wonderful bohemian fringe Cloak on their runway.

Behind the Trend…Tailleur

Tailleur- is a tailored suit or ensemble which became popular during the second half of the 19th century. It plain and simple just means it’s a women’s tailored suit.

Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers

Did you know…1920′s fashion trends

1920’s fashion trends were primarily focused around the modern area and liberation for women. Iconically most suits that were designed in the 1920’s are based upon mens suits that we see today. This era was important because women began to shift from the conservative dress to wearing sportswear. Coco Chanel was one of the 1st women in the 1920’s to cut her hair to the popular “bob” style and wear trousers. She helped free womens fashion from standard forms and shapes. Also, during the 1920’s there were two designers who popped on the scene.

1. Jean Patou – French designer who introduced the 2 piece sweater and skirt.

2. Elsa Schiaparelli- (who I have written about before) Designed clothes so there was a awareness of the body and form beneath

the clothing.