by Viktoriia Parubets
SHIMMER – As seen @ Chanel
Transcend the gloomy, frigid fall days with iridescent fabrics and shimmery, glittery pieces. From coats to pants to dresses, as long as they are blinged out with some sparkle, you are guaranteed to turn heads. Not only do these shiny embellisments and light-reflecting fabrics brighten the mood during chilly days, but they also bring out a certain playful, yet sophisticated feel to your appearance.
Vika Gazinskaya Metallic Blue Polka Wrap Skirt; $2,055; avenue32.com
Saint Laurent Sequined Tuxedo Jacket; $6,950; net-a-porter.com
Vika Gazinskaya Metallic Blue Pleated Wrap Skirt; $2,340; avenue32.com
SHEERS – As seen @ Valentino
If shimmer is not your thing, that’s not a problem. This fall, designers decided to bring risqué back. Sheer fabrics with amazing detail on them define autumn trends. Long, translucent gowns with butterflies, flowers, or other details dramatize the effect and are no less eye-catching than a blinged out outfit. These pieces are so sensational that hair and makeup mustn’t be overdone, but rather kept simple and more on the natural side.
Jean Paul Gaultier Sheer Dress; $575; farfetch.com
Dolce & Gabbana Lace-ruffled Silk-Blend Blouse; $1,245; net-a-porter.com
Jean Paul Gaultier Sheer Bomber Jacket; $93; bysymphony.com
BLOOD RED – As seen @ Dolce & Gabbana
Have you heard that red is the new black? Instead of the typical autumn brown, red has been gracing the runway. The bold color is a safe path to show one’s confidence and inner strength. With dresses, coats, or furs, it is important not to limit yourself by style or w ith accessories in this vibrant color.
Oscar de la Renta Stretch-Wool Dress; $2,190; net-a-porter.com
Versace Fiery Red Jacket; $944.66; farfetch.com
Valentino Lace And Plissé Silk-Crepe Dress; $4,980; theoutnet.com
TAILOR PIECE – As seen @ Jason Wu
This autumn’s fashion is also about power, and what else declares power as boldly as a suit? But this time, fall into power suits with new twist—choose between fitted styles with straight lines or spacious, loose blazers and pants for a more casual, comfortable look.
Akris Metallic Silk And Wool Crepe Lurex Jacket & Pants; $5380; saksfifthavenue.com
Alexander McQueen Wool Velvet-Insert Ribbon-Detail Jacket & High-Waist Pant; $4,180; neimanmarcus.com
Gucci Pinstripe Silk And Wool Jacket & lPants; $2845; saksfifthavenue.com
ART PIECE – As seen @ Burberry
After reveling in such a picturesque summer with plenty of trend-setting art pieces and elements of graphic designs, this fall’s palette cannot revert to plain pastels. Setting the bar this season is of modern, abstract art and surrealism. Human faces, flowers, insects colors punctuate the prints that are striking the runway at the pre-fall shows.
Isabel Marant Juliana Embellished Cotton-Blend Gabardine Coat; $1,494.50; theoutnet.com
Talitha Ghara Embroidered Silk Cape; $2,830; net-a-porter.com
Etro Deco Dot Cloque Car Coat; $2,560; neimanmarcus.com
60’S – As seen @ DSquared2
Time traveling back into the past and brining back some of those styles into the present – that’s how our designers came up with reviving the sixties. Modern, straight silhouettes mixed with graphic prints and colors from the sixties are really making their return – and this time it’s big! Flashy circles, grids, and zigzags really brighten spirits during the gray, fall season.
Suno Graphic-Print Pleated Dress; $695; modaoperandi.com
Valentino Ruffled wool and silk-blend mini dress; $2,690; net-a-porter.com
Opening Ceremony Isla Snap-Front Crepe Dress; $435; modaoperandi.com