Written by Lais Lacher. Photos from respective designers.
In the fashion fracas for the most dominant color, the victor came out black and blue, the biggest color trend combination this fall. This trend was seen in almost every show at the fall 2012 New York Fashion Week. The color combination is somewhat unexpected as the colors are so close in hue, but the overall effect is regal and elegant. The shade of blue is specifically a highly saturated dark blue.
This trend can be for everyday wear like Prabal Gurung’s pants and sweater ensemble, or for formal occasions such as the magnificent Zac Posen gown worn by Coco Rocha.
I love this trend because it is so easy to put together. Everyone already has black pants or a dress that can be paired with a dark blue top, scarf or statement necklace.
BLACK AND BLUE
1. Zac Posen (with title)
2. Proenza Schouler
3. Proenza Schouler
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs
5. Tadashi Shoji
6. Prabal Gurung
7. Carlos Miele (more photos)
Tasteful hues of burgundy and mustard are also major fall color trends.
Burgundy was seen in a lot of the collection’s eveningwear. It is a romantic hue that gives a sense of luxury to the clothes. This color was seen in cocktail dresses from J. Mendel to Tory Burch. Because of its rich dark color it was also a hit in outerwear.
This beautiful tone should be popular with everyone this season as it is a color that compliments all skin tones and that is subdued enough to be worn on more than one occasion. I suggest pairing it with black sequin or beaded accessories to add to the luxurious look.
9. J. Mendel
11. Tory Burch
12. Tommy Hillfiger
Mustard on the other hand, is better for separates as it can wash out the skin tone and it is a very bold color. For a cute day look, Diane Von Furstenberg paired a mustard shirt and jacked with a bright pink trouser. For a more serious look, Rebecca Minkoff paired mustard pants with a black jacket and blue shirt working two color trends at the same time!
I think that this trend could work when styled correctly. It also has a retro feel that goes along with the popularity of fashion inspired by hit shows like Mad Men.
13. Rebecca Minkoff
14. Tadashi Shoji
15. Marc Jacobs
16. Diane Von Furstenberg (more photos)