Fall is undeniably the most fashionable season. Because we need to cover ourselves, we do it in style; we dress in dramatic outerwear in dark tones and colors, in fur and chic coats. That will never change. What is changing right now and what we noticed for this upcoming fall-winter season is the way we are advised to do fall. The biggest trends for fall 2019 invite us to try new ways to be stylish. Not only when it comes to color trends, but also, and perhaps most surprisingly, when it comes to traditional fabrics and textures that we normally use for winter. Animal print will never be the same after how it was presented in these fall collections. Of course, whenever we say fall, we see animal prints of brown, khaki, and cream, but this is the first time we’ve seen animal print in those traditional shades with a profusion of options from major fashion houses. The most unexpected colors were worked into animal print; from vibrant greens, reds and yellows to navy blues, pinks and even lavender. We even saw some tie-dyed t-shirts in different shades of animal print. The highlights:
Prairie dresses in flowy leopard fabric, trousers in animal print fabric at DSquared2.
We also saw a dark rose color, over-the-knee-jacket at Paco Rabanne and the obvious and predictable fur coat in leopard print at Celine.
Even Jacquemus followed the trend and gave us a yellowish-brown, extra-long coat in animal print. While at Versace, we spotted an animal print coat mixed with some leather jacket elements.
Also, at Paco Rabanne, we saw a shiny outerwear in animal print, bringing us down to the second must-see trends for fall: disco shine. At Alberta Ferretti, Altuzarra gave us a golden monochromatic shiny look from head to toe, and of course, Dolce & Gabbana with a Victorian-inspired gold ensemble with matching clutch.
How can we not mention the neon trend that is breaking the fall barrier? Never would we expect to see this sunny and summer-y trend of vibrant colors moving its way to fall, but fashion is unexpected. From Saint Laurent with bold looks of short dresses to Balenciaga, Off-White and Versace, it seems like we will have neon sightings for seasons to come now.