Fall is the January of the fashion year. Like school, it's a new journey ripe with possibilities - fresh looks and the ability to layer multiple textures together. Fall gives us the opportunity to showcase our originality - our bodies are the ultimate walking canvas during this season. And let's not forget everyone loves a great statement coat and a fabulous pair of go-to boots to take you through the chilly months ahead!
Canadian luxury retailer Holt Renfrew unveiled a collection of the top trends for Fall 2015 this week at an exclusive media event in Vancouver hosted by the legendary Lisa Tant, VP, Exclusive Services. The Vancouverite was there and I selected my favourite looks from the show (all photos by The Vancouverite):
The New Romantics
Fall is a perfect time to cozy up to that special someone, share kisses and fall in love. Or at least look the part. This season, delicate details echoing Victorian and bohemian influences in fine lace, sheer panels, warm velvets and ruffles only scratch the surface of what we're seeing off the runways. You'll also be seeing splashes of Pantone's Colour-of-the-Year, Marsala, on a number of looks this season.
Fall wouldn't be Fall without coats. They come in so many variations - just like the weather. From capes to ponchos to cardigans and vests, one size certainly doesn't fit all. And this Fall, we're seeing some interesting trends as outerwear spans across the spectrum from oversized to the exquisitely tailored to utilitarian chic.
Classics with a Twist
If you're like me, I often favour classic pieces and pair them with a statement bag or pair of bright stilettos. It's often about the accessories because you've basically spent your entire investment on that piece that will last you forever. This Fall, we're seeing a tweaking of the tried and true, giving you both function and form. Now how's that for an investment?
Once September hits, I start taking out my knitting needles and bountiful balls of yarn that I collect throughout the year. It's a cathartic activity plus you can wear it! Obviously, knits play a huge role in Fall collections and this year we're searching for the perfect yarn - thick, chunky, textural and worn head-to-toe.