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For Fall 2012, designers looked all over the globe for inspiration, offering up collections that speak directly to our inner sartorial wanderlust. From Jason Wu's updated Chinese dress silhouettes to Rag & Bone's blanket striped jackets to Altuzarra's Moroccan-inspired silk jodhpurs and dangling coin dresses, the Fall 2012 runways had us ready for a world tour. To see the full trend report, watch our video now! On Allison: H&M
Rag & Bone's Fall runway show took place on a chilly evening at Pier 57, but everyone seemed to forget the brisk draft once David Neville and Marcus Wainwright started the show. "Think about a country house and all the things you might find in it," said Wainwright when describing the collection. Layering was key in the duo's vision; ikat printed dresses, wool jodhpurs, tapestry floral suiting, fur vests, and blanket striped wraps were smartly piled on top of one another, creating a luxe, textured feel without going overboard. Meanwhile, sharp tailored coats, blazers, precision-cut suit sets, and a continuous theme of leather touches tempered the varied mix, injecting a sharp, modern feel across the board. For accessories, Neville and Wainwright created more covetable must haves, supplying die-hard fans with a lineup of lace-up boots and stacked platform loafers. The closer? House of Pain's "Jump Around," which pretty much sums up the evening's exciting showing.
- Trends: Blanket stripes, asymmetric wrap skirts, jodhpurs, suiting.
- Colors: Copper, gray, blue, burgundy, black, red.
- Key Piece: The multicolored blanket striped blazers and wraps sit high on our lust list.
- Accessories: Lace-up and tweed ankle boots, stacked platform loafers, leather gloves, classic brown leather belts, satchel bags.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave texture and modernity like Taylor Tomasi Hill and Hanneli Mustaparta.
>> For Fall 2012, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright took a little trip to the English countryside — with a stop in India along the way. There were jodhpurs and riding jackets — cinched high on the waist with hearty leather belts — in a feast of fabrics: blanket stripes, metallic-threaded brocade, ikat knits, and felted herringbone. Layers, a hallmark of the brand, were carefully draped and artfully controlled. And, while there were many pieces on hand to covet — such as mixed-print surplice dresses, any number of terrific fur vests — the other show-stoppers this time around were the boots: shiny, bold, and with extra-thick wooden soles.
>> Inspired by a recent trip to India, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright riffed on the influence of British culture in Asian places for Fall 2012. Military silhouettes were feminized and punctuated by leather and tweed — with glints of silver and copper throughout. Watch the entire collection in action below, then click here to see all the images from the collection.