Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 Trends: Glitz, Glamour, and Asymmetry

During NYFW, we’ve took in over forty shows, which gave us a pretty good gauge of what the emerging fall/winter 2010 tends will be. Below are four major tends that you will want to take note of and incorporate into your wardrobes.


Metallics continue to shine on for 2010; from mirrored embroidery to all over metallic lame gowns, it’s hard not to notice the heavy emphasis on this trend. Most designers incorporated something metallic into their collection this season, and without it, it could have easily been a sea of neutral tones. We love the evening looks of Naeem Khan and J.Mendel (below, bottom) as they worked gleaming metallics onto their runways, but also recommend a more casual approach to the gilt look by adding a sequined blouse lurex sparkly tights into your look.

Naeem Khan

J. Mendel

Fur & Feathers

Despite the state of the economy, most designers welcomed fur this season in a variety of cuts, skins, and uses. Ostrich was a popular pick, appearing on evening gowns left and right, or used as trim; even peacock feathers took their turn down the runway at Douglas Hannant. It seemed that the longer, shaggier varieties of fur proved to be popular and was even used as massive arm warmers. The fur mainly appearing in more natural hues, with the exception of Custo Barcelona who created dynamic color combinations on his faux fur creations.

Custo Barcelona

Betsey Johnson

One-Shoulder Details

Asymetry is back in a big way, with the shoulder taking center stage this season. Although this look was popular in the early 2000s, it has now become more severe, draped, and bold. Many tops and dresses that found their way down the runway literally had a cold shoulder (largely the left one), with our favorites including those from Yigal Azrouel, Catherine Malandrino, and Milly.

Yigal Azrouel

Catherine Malandrino



The color purple was quite prominent this season – found as a splash or all over color used by many designers this season. Although we saw it in a variety of hues, the most popular was ‘Purple Orchid’, seen on the Rachel Roy runway and can best be described as vibrant shade of the color. Relish the rebirth of purple as the ‘it’ color and mix it into your wardrobe first as an accessory or shoe, then further develop it with tights, dresses, and finally all-over


Rachel Roy

Contributed by Julie DiNardo

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this information! Don't know if I am into the "Ostrich," but I love purple and look forward to Fall (my FAVORITE season)!

    By the way Julia, what kind of shoes and bags can we look forward to? ;0)