Fall has finally arrived and it’s gonna be a cold one! Keep warm and look hot this fall by knowing what’s in and what’s not. Check out the Fall Fashion trends for 2009 and 2010, courtesy of Fashionising.
Women’s Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2009/2010
2009/2010 Clothing: Key Looks
Over-the-knee boots are the must-have item for Fall 2010; but those daring enough will find the tops of their boots creeping up even higher with thigh-high boots also making it mainstream. From elegant suedes to darkly futuristic wound-and-bound leathers, the options are many and various. Click to read about the thigh-high / over-the-knee boots trend.
It’s been quite some time since the cape has been a major fashion staple. In Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2010 the cape, in it’s various forms, will make it to major trend status as many big names of the fashion design world create their own unique revivals. From cropped mini capelets to long cloaks and full capes, click to read about the cape and cloaks trend.
Perhaps you’re wondering what’s so new about leather, given the leather jacket has been such a wardrobe staple for the past few years? Well, the leather trend is extending far beyond just jackets and into pretty much every other type of clothing. You name it, we’ll be wearing in leather in 2009-2010. Leather shorts, leather dresses, leather leggings… and more. Click to read about the leather fashion trend.
Dandy elements re-enter women’s fashion for the coming cold seasons. Think Beau Brummell-esque looks; bow blouses, ruffles, jodhpurs, tailored waistcoats, brooches and fobs. Menswear is feminised for sexy yet masculine looks, and Regency styling is key. Click to read more about the female dandy trend.
Texture plays a big part in Winter clothing in 2009/2010, with the chunkiest of chunky knits keeping us both warm and fabulous. Chunky doesn’t have to equal dowdy though – open-weave details are a must-have showing a peep of skin. Click to read about the chunky knit trend.
Our wartime female counterparts would never have imagined this day; where laddered stockings are not only acceptable, but fashionable. The ripped stocking trend is a close cousin of the ripped denim trend, a step towards a new era of neo-Grunge. Click to read more on the ripped tights and ripped stockings fashion trend.
In Spring/ Summer fashion tends to get a little more revealing; we blame it on the heat, and one’s desire to show off. So in 2010 turn to the see-through clothing fashion trend to keep you cool, yet sexy. 2010′s sheer pieces are a mixture of the soft and feminine, to the opposite extremes of the hardcore sex-kitten. Click to read more on see-through clothing.
One-Shouldered Dresses & Tops
From single-shouldered dresses to tops and bikinis, asymmetric shoulder-lines have made a huge return in 2009. Showing off one-shoulder in a dress can be subtly sexy and interesting on the eye, and the possibilities for how to wear it are numerous. Click here to read more on the one-shouldered fashion trend.
A close cousin of the bohemian luxe trend, the military jacket strikes back in 2009 as a winter wardrobe staple. Whether feminised, rocked up or worn with sexy androgyny, it’s a winner. Click to read more on the military fashion trend.
Ripped jeans & torn denim
Just when you thought they would never return… ripped jeans are back. Starting in 2008 with a horde of sexed-up editorial shoots and celebrity sightings, those torn denim shorts and shredded jeans are hitting the streets. Ripped denim in 2009 is certainly sexy and revealing – possibly more than ever. Click here to read more on the 2009 take on ripped denim.
Fashion colour trend analysis is a major influence in how many a designer approaches their new season collections, and while we’ve already seen all the catwalks from the major labels smaller clothes labels will still be looking for inspiration. And so will many of us. Pantone have made that easy with the release of their 2009 colour trends for Fall/Autumn guide. Click to find out the colours they’re tipping you’ll be wearing.
While we weren’t kind on the douche-bag neck 2009/2010 is the first seaon we’ll be running an ‘avoid this trend’ section for; and with good cause. You see there’s a lot of designers and celebrities trying to bring back history’s greatest fashion crime: double denim. Click to read our take on the pitfalls of the trend and the risks it poses.
For Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2009, as well as Spring/Summer, Fashionising.com’s women’s 2009 hair trends guide covers it all. Find out who’s wearing what, and how to keep your tresses looking up to date all year round. Click to read about all the hottest colours, styles, cuts and runway trends.
2009 Men’s Fashion Trends
Men’s suits: cuts, styles, what to buy and how to wear them
Picking a new suit is never an easy task; there’s the cut, the fabric and the quality all to worry about. Though men’s fashion trends change at a slow pace, and suits slowest of all, 2009 will see a major move away from the monochromatic skinny-boy suit to something a lot more masculine and adventurous. But don’t worry, the slim cuts aren’t going anywhere. Click to read more on men’s suits in 2009 including our tips on buying the perfect suit.
A military-inspired jacket is a must-have for every fashionable male in 2009. From the more daring swashbuckling outfits from Galliano to the futuristic gothic combat gear of Gareth Pugh, there were many examples of military styling on the Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2009-2010 runways. Our top picks: classic naval and military jackets with a hint of Sgt. Pepper. Read more about the men’s military trend.
Accessories for men are few and far between, but with the gradual revitalisation of men’s fashion, coupled with a greater proportion of men willing to express their individuality without fear of sexuality orientated labelling, the men’s brooches have emerged as a new category for men looking for that extra something. Read the article for Daniel P Dykes’ exploration of the styles and influences of the latest hoorah in men’s accessories.
It’s one of the key cuts across men’s clothing in 2009, and yet the Deep-V Neck has Daniel distinctly worried. Will deep v-neck cardigans be its saving grace, or will men be wearing it in completely the wrong way and throw 2009′s men’s fashion to the wall? Click here to read more on the deep v-neck trend.
Swathed in layers of black fabric and leather, they may not be aiming for stealth but they sure are channelling the ninja. Bubbling up from the underground comes this growing menswear trend. Click here to read more on the goth ninja trend of 2009.
Tuxedo / Dinner Jacket trend for men
The death of the dress code factors in on the new wave of tuxedo dressing for men. Pairing dinner and tuxedo jackets with more casual elements is not unusual for 2008, though if you’re looking to pick one up a timeless cut will last forever. Click here to read more on men’s tuxedos and dinner jackets, and how to wear them.