As the coolness of autumn settles on the West Coast, we here at Front are excitedly awaiting your fall consignment! Warm layers, cozy sweaters and the option to wear more of your wardrobe at once means that it’s a great time to update your wardrobe, and bring in consignment. We’ve read blogs, flipped through magazines and searched the runways for our Fall picks!
Much to the Old Guard’s disapproval, punk is here to stay. Tartans, hardware, sheer elements, rips and leather were all seen on the runway, bringing a rough & tumble toughness to the fall collections.
As seen at TopShop Unique, Versus Versace, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen
Cold weather doesn’t always have to mean dark and drab. In outerwear, traditional cuts (varsity, peacoats) and hues (camel, navy, black) stand side by side with quirkier color choices and full shapes. Light tones such as white, mauve, blush pink, aqua and mint all appeared on the fall outerwear circuit, as well as rich blues and reds. Perhaps an ice blue coat will just the pick up you need on a lessthanmarvelous Vancouver autumn afternoon.
As seen at Carven, Rochas, Moschino, Louis Vuitton, Karen Walker. 3.1 Phillip Lim
Taking cues from Dior’s midcentury “New Look”, the romance is back. Think ladylike silhouettes including full skirts, skirt suits, and lush, opulent fabrics. Mohair sweaters paired with a midi skirt, and offset with a womanly pair of heels. Quite prim, we say!
As seen at Prada, Christian Dior, Johnathan Saunders, J. Crew.
Time honored tweeds, herringbones, glen checks and houndstooth were abound, rendered both distinctly boyish and astutely feminine. These classics are a steadfast autumn staple.
As seen at Chanel, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Lanvin
Slouchy, laidback menswear continues to dominate several collections, showing no signs of stopping. Oversized “boyfriend” coats, loose fitting collared shirts, and slacks with just the right amount of ease all made their turn on the catwalk.
As seen at Alexander Wang, ACNE Studios, A.P.C., Karen Walker, Steven Alan
In Menswear, the biggest surprise of the season was a wealth of color. Several major labels showcased rich hues throughout their collections, bringing a postive lightness to a season which is traditionally more somber. Slim legged trousers and jeans still reign supreme, with outerwear getting a sophisticated slimdown.
The modern man received a vivid dosage of color in the fall collection. Deeply pigmented sky blue, claret red and ochre yellow were made wearable in classic silhouettes and cuts. Venturing into adventurous color palettes is made simple with a pop of color, for those of us who are faint of heart.
As seen at Tiger of Sweden, Kenzo, Steven Alan, Prada, Burberry Prorsum
The varsity gets a slick update this season, with noir sleeve/body combinations, or even in the form of a knit cardigan or sweater. Now streamlined and sleek, this athletic staple is proving to be a 21st century classic.
As seen at A.P.C., Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Shipley & Halmos.
We look forward to both modern and vintage incarnations of classic motocycle and aviator bomber jackets. Tough and stylish, a leather jacket (real or faux) is a West Coast autumn staple.
As seen at Viktor & Rolf, Shipley & Halmos, Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo
In footwear for the ladies, ankle boots (either slipon or w/side zip), ankle height Doc Martens, and Chelsea boots will all give you a run for your money. Classics such as lace up ankle boots and Blundstones are sure to keep your toes warm and dry, as well as stylish. For the fellas, desert boots as well as those with military and motorcycle detailing are en vogue.
As seen at: Viktor & Rolf, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Lanvin, Marni, Gucci, Jil Sander, Louis Vuitton, Hermes.
Clutches, structured duffels and envelope enclosures all made appearances on the runway. Detailed or minimal, classic or ofthemoment, there is a wonderful diversity in the world of men’s and women’s bags.
As seen at Bottega Veneta, Burberry Prorsum, Celine, Savatore Ferragamo, Chanel, Hermes,
Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim
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