Flare Runway Tour Fall/Winter Runway Trends

A few months ago I had the privilege of attending the Flare Runway Show, in collaboration with Holt Renfrew, to preview the Fall/Winter Runway Trends.  As we’re beginning to feel the wrath of winter, lets take a peek at Flare’s preeminent trends that they’ve hand picked for us this season.

First up is “Mid-Century”, the inspiration for this trend is from Bottega Veneta, who is reminiscent of the 1950’s look. This classy lady likes her plain tailored jacket and dresses that accentuate her body in all the right places.  And you can be sure she’ll have her long sleeve gloves close by when stepping out for afternoon brunch with the girls.

Refusing to conform to the fall layers, we have the “Strapless & Jumpsuits” trend.   This is for the woman who’s not ready to leave summer behind just yet and still wants to bare her shoulders.  If you’re this girl, add some texture by pairing some bulky fur mittens with your look.

“Winter Pastels”, this trend has the “summer feeling brought into winter”, inspired by Sonia Rykiel. The models were wearing shades of cream, sky blue, blush, and pale daffodil with a splash of floral, complimented with clean-slicked back hair.  You will definitely stand out with these colours but don’t forget to complete this look with a flat shoe and socks peaking out.

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Fourth in line was “New Structuralism”, a great example of this style is from Balenciaga/Alexander Wang.  Here you’ll see a lot of voluminous silhouette’s and exaggerated sleeves, shying away from a flattering fit.

“Punk” was introduced next which happens to be my favourite trend and also a very popular look this season.  This is a woman channeling her male side, rocking the androgynous look.  She doesn’t leave the house without her combat boots, boxy jacket, baby doll dress, and dark lipstick.

“Plaids” made its appearance and Celine hit the nail on the head with this trend, which is why her collection was the inspiration for this look.  These plaids are for the conservative girl who isn’t afraid of structured shapes.  While you are at it don’t forget to channel your Rihanna and pair some thigh-high boots with this look.  You’ll surely be a winner!

Lastly was Flare Director Tiyana Grulovic’s favorite trend, “Oversize Coats” , and you can thank Phillip Lim for this get up.  This is the statement piece for the fall season, and it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to its hospitable room for layering up.  Just don’t leave her naked.  Play her up with a novelty bag across your shoulder while strutting your way through winter.

Keisha has received her Advanced Diploma in Textiles earning the Fashion Award for "Most Innovative and Creative" and a Women's Fashion Design Certificate while participating in a 4-week summer course in Milan, Italy. She has worked as Assistant Creative Director for a women's clothing company in Kuwait/Dubai overseeing everything from social media to art directing to photo-shoots, all while working one on one with the designer and seamstress. Nowadays she can be found working towards designing and developing her debut clothing line for next year.

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