Vegan fur and leather options at MAGIC ranged in color. Brands favored bright hues not often found in the animal kingdom, like mustards and corals.
The focus on cruelty-free options is helping to “open up the conversation about sustainability in fashion.”
Skinny jeans are out and billowy, wide-leg trousers are in. At MAGIC, cropped and full-length versions of the silhouette ranged in color from neutrals to brights. Pleats or darts added to the look’s ‘70s retro vibe.
For workwear, fall’s wide-leg trouser will feature sleek, column-like tailoring. Casual versions of the trend will be crafted in small-wale corduroy and denim for a more boho appeal.
This fall season’s take on exotic animal prints incorporates bright colors and unexpected textures. Often, multiple prints merge into a single garment for a patchwork effect.
“Instead of just organic browns, we layered those natural colors with spices, burgundies and citrons,” Alex Birenbaum, account manager for RD Style, said of the animal print trend. Bringing together a “combination of materials” like soft, fuzzy yarns more silky weaves helped create texture, she explained. “We were looking to enrich the trend with more dimension and depth this season.”
Military-inspired styling, especially camo, has always had a place at retail. But this fall it’s “continuing forward in a very big way,” said Jordan Tsabag, VP of sales for Velvet Heart, noting that this year’s military trend will be about the head-to-toe look. “It’s a very casual and chic way to do a uniform.”
The fall season’s iteration of the military trend will feature oversized denim or canvas jackets and cropped styles, many with large cargo pockets. Cargo pants, jumpsuits and military boots will also be prevalent.
“I think people are always trying to free up space in life, and it all starts with the hands and shoulders,” said Sherwin Arastoozad of the fall season’s trend toward ultra-tiny bags. The designer behind LA-based Cut N’ Paste Bags maintained that the smaller styles are actually “very practical.” Credit card and media pockets help to “organize and maximize spacing,” he added.
With just enough room for the absolute essentials like a phone, keys and lip balm, there’s certainly not an inch of wasted space or added weight.