Vogue's Guide to Fall 2013 Fashion












Fall 2013 is a season of duality, of opposites attracting. For every beaded, bejeweled rocker chick shimmying in an extravagant fur and short skirt, there’s a minimalist sporting a sober dress that gives maximum coverage. For every over-the-top fur scarf, there’s a discreet, long-closet-life purse. For every menswear-inspired tweed, there’s gleaming velvet. Everything is being flipped and turned around. Bags, once the bearer of a thousand styling tricks, have turned understated and barely stand out from what they’re worn with (in fact, some designers are camouflaging them with the clothes), while the humble coat has suddenly ramped up the action, roaring down the runways from New York to Paris in versions beaded, zippered, embellished, and richly plush. There’s also been a gender swap as Savile Row tweeds morph into Hitchcock heroine–worthy clothes that echo the mystery and glamour of the forties, fifties, and early sixties. In the end, all this comes down to the edit: The way women decide to make the pieces this season work for their wardrobes.

Velvet



A way to evoke texture as well as a film-noir sense of romance, velvet is used for day and evening looks that range from soft (Ralph Lauren’s amethyst thirties-style dress) to structured


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Oscar de la Renta
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Rock Star Style

A rock star attitude represents the flashier side of fashion, personified by young, hip English girls like Cara Delevingne and Edie Campbell. It’s about taking a piece from the runway and making it your own, be it Versace’s crystal harnessed T-shirts, Givenchy’s leather skirts, Rodarte’s tie-dyed tops, or Tom Ford’s wildly printed pants.
Photo: Monica Feudi/Feudiguaineri.com

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Best Collections

Christopher Bailey continued to put his playful spin on Burberry’s classic trench—animal prints, leather fringe, perforated gold rings—and also threw in some of the season’s best sweaters and pencil skirts.


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While others riffed on the now-iconic linear Céline aesthetic, leave it to Phoebe Philo to flip the script and offer up a softer, prettier, but no less modern idea of femininity.
Photo: Monica Feudi/FeudiGuaineri.com

Menswear Materials

Savile Row fabrics—tweed, plaid, Prince of Wales check—are being combined with feminine silhouettes like a dramatically draped shell at Haider Ackermann or with details like degrade  sequins.
                         
Photo: Monica Feudi/Feudiguaineri.com

Forties Glamour

A moody sense of romance takes hold with vintage-influenced construction like nipped-waist suits at Oscar de la Renta and Dolce & Gabbana and slinky slip dresses at Marc Jacobs.
                          
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A Wardrobe of Coats

All the detail that used to be on your bag has moved to being on your coat. Whether Fendi’s colorful striped fur, Dries Van Noten’s quiet gray feathered number, or Céline’s elegant forest green coat with oversized lapels, there’s a look for every personality and occasion


                           
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Burberry Prorsum
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Sweater & Skirts

The ease of a dress seems to have been supplanted, for the moment at least, by the relaxed effortlessness of a supersoft sweater worn with a fluid skirt. The look can evoke a film noir appeal as seen at Louis Vuitton, at-home elegance as seen at The Row, or urban practicality like those at Reed Krakoff.

                           
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The Bike Jacket

Just when you thought it had gone to biker heaven, the motorcycle jacket shows up on all the fall runways in every iteration imaginable—sleek at Altuzarra and paired with wild fur gloves, oversized and tinged with a counterculture vibe at Rodarte, quilted at Sacai.

                          
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Photo: Marcus Tondo/InDigitalteam/GoRunway.com

A Touch of Fur

Like everything else this seaason, fur is about options, options, options. It’s worn on your arms, your wrists, your hands, around your shoulders or around your neck like a favorite collegiate scarf                                                                                     
Photo: Filippo Fior/InDigitalteam/GoRunway.com
                            
Photo: Marcus Tondo/InDigitalteam/GoRunway.com

What do you guys think of Vogue Fall Collection???
I absolutely love the Velvet by Oscar de la Renta  ,Touch of fur  by Donna Karan and Bike Jacket by Belstaff.
Do tell me your favorites.



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