Red leather was one of the hottest looks we saw on the Fall 2012 runways, with designers like Tory Burch, Alexander Wang, and Tommy Hilfiger offering up everything from Peter Pan collared dresses to sleek gloves in this luxe and sexy color. While red leather may sound intimidating, it's actually looking sophisticated and totally wearable. Watch our trend report now to get the scoop on one of New York Fashion Week's biggest trends. On Allison: top, H&M.
London Fashion Week showed some covetable trends to try out come Fall 2012. While brands like Erdem, Mulberry, and Moschino Cheap & Chic showed off their penchant for modern lace, Burberry and Topshop Unique opted for a military influence. Furthermore, we spotted a lot of pink hues, interesting fur detailing, and brilliant digital prints. Want to get the complete lowdown? Click to see our comprehensive roundup of London Fashion Week's top runway trends.
For Fall 2012, designers set the gold standard with gorgeously gilded pieces perfect for any glamour girl. From Prabal Gurung's liquid-looking gown to Rachel Zoe's fur-topped minidress, this precious hue was popping up all over our favorite runways. Watch our full trend report to see all the ways you'll be going for gold come Fall!
We've spent the better part of the last week (OK, the whole part of the last week) absorbing the trends from the Fall 2012 runway shows at New York Fashion Week. Major American designers including Jason Wu, Joseph Altuzarra, and Zac Posen injected an exotic global vibe to Fall, while the runways at Rag & Bone and Marc Jacobs showed us two new perspectives on layering that happened to be completely different. We saw the rise of orange, the dominance of red leather, and the return of wide belts (better to create those hourglass figures, my dear). If you're looking for the top trends of New York Fashion Week, you've come to the right place. Click to see our complete roundup of New York Fashion Week's top trends.
The SAG Awards red carpet was more than just a star-studded frenzy. Its parade of covetable A-list gowns showed off the latest in overarching dress trends, all of which we're more than OK with. From not-so-subtle slits to daring cutouts and sexy open-back details, actresses veered away from revealing necklines in favor of more surprising skin reveals. But that's not all, we also spotted rich, prismatic hues going into a three-way battle with chic evening whites and sleek silvers and grays. It's up to you to decide whether you're more of a fan of Jessica Chastain in a gorgeous blue Calvin Klein column dress, Viola Davis in a stunning white embellished Marchesa creation loyalist, or Lea Michele in a sexy silver Versace number. Curious to see what other glammed up trends these megawatt stars were sporting at the SAG Awards? Just keep clicking.
A colorful, rainbow-inspired palette was no stranger to the SAG Awards' red carpet, and Hollywood's A-list starlets opted for a bevy of the most vibrant, striking kind. From warm fire engine red to shocking berry pink to serene Mediterranean blue, the gowns were jaw-dropping, not just for their artful cutouts and stunning owners, but for their playful, prismatic effect. If there's anything we learned, it's that these actresses can give the red-carpet hue a run for its money. Just look to Emily Blunt's diaphanous green Oscar de la Renta creation or Jessica Chastain's cool custom azure Calvin Klein column dress for proof that no color was too bold or too bright. Then, click through to see which other celebs got in on this technicolor trend.
Now that we've had time to take in all of the red-carpet moments from last night's Golden Globes red carpet, it's time to take note of the top trend takeaways and the A-list celebs who wore them. We spotted a sea of fishtail hems, a bevy of corset-inspired bodices, an army of sequin embellishments, a fiery flash of crimsons and merlot hues, and a whole lot of nude and blush-tone gowns. Look to siren Sofia Vergara's navy Vera Wang creation for a lesson in conquering the flirty, flared hem; emulate Charlize Theron's understated sex appeal in her blush Dior Couture gown; or channel a sultrier silhouette via Emma Stone's two-tone Lanvin dress. It's all about showing off your figure and playing up your best features by way of sparkly details, body-conscious cuts, and flattering color palettes. Click through to find out who donned the best Globes trends now.
Inspired by, among many things, Greek goddesses, architecture, Georgia O'Keefe, and sea shapes, some of the world's top designers showed collections filled with fringe, colorblocking, lace, and new silhouettes for Spring 2012. What exists under the sea was on the minds of Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci, and Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton. Twentieth-century Mexico inspired the romantic dresses at Valentino while architectural shapes informed the collections at Hermés and Celine. It was a gorgeous week for fashion, and we've gathered the top 10 trends from Paris Fashion Week.
Once you finish with Paris, don't miss our trend reports from New York and Milan!
Ciao, Italia! Milan Fashion Week wrapped up, and more than anything there seemed to be a sense of joy that pervaded the collections. Designers played with textures — plastic, raffia, crochet, and fringe — and revisited retro silhouettes like full skirts and cropped tops. There were playful car prints (Prada) and vegetable prints (Dolce & Gabanna). There was bold color. And there were a few trends that were new to Milan; others we first saw arise in New York and London. Before you turn your eyes to Paris, check out our favorite trends from Milan.
Attention, fashion lovers! It's time to get familiar with our Spring 2012 trend report, which we'll be updating with even more of all the best trends from the best shows in London, Milan, and Paris. From the sporty theme that dominated in New York, to the craze for lush prints, we've got the best trends covered right here.
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