So far on the runways for Fall 2012 fitted looks, military influences, a continuation of the peplum, and fierce rough fashion are just of few of the hot new emerging trends. In sharp contrast to Spring’s flowy looks that dominated the runways, I am seeing a lot of menswear- inspired looks and great textured leathers, python, and iridescent fabrics. Victoria Beckham, DKNY, Prabal Gurung, and Alexander Wang were just some of the designers that nailed those concepts. During a short break on a schedule that is booked by the hour, I had a chance to chat with one of WGSN’s leading runway analysts, Maren Hartman, about her forecast for Fall. Traveling globally to find inspiration, WGSN is one of the leading fashion forecasters for top brands like D&G, Paul Smith, Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Nike, Puma and countless others as well as the Official Trend Sponsor of Fashion Week 2012. She predicts macro-trends 2 years into the future. She has such a cool job. Listening to Maren’s predictions, I was impressed by her astute insights. Watch on to see some of the latest trends like vapor prints seen at Rachel Comey, and hints of wallpaper textures at Rebecca Taylor. Blink and you might miss it.
Without further adieu, here is a fashion round-up with Day 5 coming at you. Check back loyally and follow me on Twitter for the latest updates. Onto the tents!