Although the official summer season has only just begun, fall fashion is just around the corner. Major fashion designers have already set the trends for this upcoming season, and their designs are filled with lace, sheer, ruffles, and dark colors.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini's Fall RTW is clean and sophisticated. Designer Serafini uses a stunning mixture of black and white with a slight pop of color in contrast, while also using sheer materials and fitted waistlines to emphasize the form of the body.
The Alexander McQueen runway show had more of a worldly influence. The vivid red, detailed patterns and embroidery, and elements of nature all derive almost from a classic culture of Spain. The raw asymmetrical hem on some of the pieces also suggest travels. The designers also balanced out the red with the highly-admired runway color of black.
Balenciaga provided an outstanding collection of both modern colors and cuts that seemed career-oriented and a tad preppy. Granted, they did it well and avant-garde. Button up's are always a hit for the fall, as you can layer them or just rock them plain. The plaid is also a go-to and never fails to show up on the runway somewhere.
As my personal favorite collection, Dries Van Noten recreated the retro vibes for a modernistic appeal. The designer works to bring the "flower power" print back. You know, the one that reminds us all of the Brady Bunch? How can you not love it! A wide variety of other patterns were also implemented into the collection. To tone it down, the bright orange and blue floral is seperated by clean cut outfits of white and greys.
(All photos via vogue.com)