A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending Bellevue Fashion Week. I wasn’t able to make it to every single event, but the two I did go to I thoroughly enjoyed. It was well-organized, the decoration and ambiance were on point, and most of all the fashion (and the show) were a rich display of fall’s finest. From this event (and a couple of other various ones I’ve attended over the past month), here’s a rundown of what’s in for fall 2016. Enjoy!
Bellevue Fashion Week (What’s in for Fall)
The Friday night show was electric from the start, as it opened up with black lights and dancing. The first collection, “Game On” showcased taking gym clothes to the next level. Edgy yet comfortable, workout attire has gone high fashion:).
Game On (Workout Attire Made Over)
Borrowed From the Boys
This is a trend that was almost at each event last month. Taking more structured menswear pieces and using them to display femininity at its best. Pinstripes, pantsuits, wide-legged trousers, and yes, turtlenecks. They’re back.
Fitted Fatigues (Military Look)
Think military, but with a huge stylish twist. Tailored jackets with embellishments, military green, all with structure and flare.
This was definitely one of my favorite collections, mostly because it was like fall was throwing a visual party :). This trend is wearing the rich, autumn shades either on top of each other or in pops of color. Spicy Mustard is a color I’ve seen on all kinds of trend reports, and one that would fit in perfectly with this collection.
Another collection that I absolutely loved was soft luxury. Furs adorned everything from coats to accent pieces. Bold and soft at the same time, this is a way to stand out this fall!
A timeless color, these tones of camel made a big splash on the runway. Wear it with neutrals like leopard to kick it up a notch.
Velvet is another big trend for fall and it was a major player in this collection. It wasn’t alone; lace and rich textures and fabrics created a feminine look with hints of the Renaissance era. Wear it flowy and drapey, and with your best jewels:)
A Daring Pair (Dusty Pink and Yellow)
“Unexpectedly harmonious”, mix these two colors together for fall’s surprise combination.
A piece of advice I picked up from Cara Crowley during Bellevue’s Fashion week was to pick one or two trends and make them work for you. Maybe you’re not a fan of green and don’t want to even try mixing military-anything into your wardrobe. Or maybe fur makes you cringe? Pick a trend that captures your attention and run with it!
I noticed that many fall staples can be worn in several of these styles and I can’t wait to start playing around in my closet for the rest of the best (fashion) time of the year.
If you are in Western Washington, Bellevue Fashion Week is definitely an event you’ll want to mark on your calendars every September!
What trend are you excited to try this fall?