Fall is fast approaching — and with it comes a boatload of new styles and items that we know you won't be able to live without. We've covered everything from the most wearable runway trends to our personal must-have Fall pieces — and now we're rounding it up in one jam-packed place for you to enjoy. Click through to get caught up on all of our Fall trend and shopping coverage now!
If you want to know what everyone will be wearing this season, this is your one-stop shop for the top Fall trends. We covered all the shows from New York, London, Milan, and Paris during Fashion Week last February, and our FabTV host Allison McNamara showed you some of our favorite trends via must-watch videos. Now, it's time for the complete recap. It's bound to be a sexy season, with a distinct naughty vs. nice theme running through thanks the boudoir, fetishist, and ladylike trends that dominated the runways. You'll want to show some skin, albeit under a black sheer top trimmed in lace or covered in dots; you'll want to invest in something in velvet; and there was never a better time to wear polka dots. The glamour and boho chicness of the '70s stays strong through Fall, with colorful furs and flowy maxi dresses. If you're about to start planning your Fall wardrobe, click here first to make sure you're covering all the most important points for Fall.
For Fall 2011, Derek Lam paired up with eBay to create a line of 16 easy-to-wear dresses which he presented at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week earlier this year. After the presentation, consumers were invited to vote to their favorite pieces, and now the five most popular styles — the black poplin evening dress and shift, the floral print dress in maxi and midi silhouettes, and the indigo denim sun dress — are being sold on eBay.com in the wallet-friendly price range of $125-$295. We’d opt for the black sheath dress — who doesn’t need another LBD? Be sure to check out the whole collection to shop your favorite style!
- Celebrities attended Paris Fashion Week where Kate Moss smoked on the catwalk
- Jude Law got shirtless in Rio while Sienna Miller hung out with Tom Sturridge
- Kate Middleton shared childhood snaps and tossed pancakes in Belfast
- Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester and more filmed Gossip Girl
- Victoria Beckham flew to London while David revealed baby excitement
- Brad Pitt started filming Cogan's Trade on set in New Orleans
- Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall revealed their wedding date and venue
- Ashley Olsen and Justin Bartha split, as did Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
- Lindsay Lohan was offered a plea bargain at her latest court appearance
- Gwen Stefani spoke to ElleUK about British culture and her workout regime
For Fall 2011, Carven designer Guillaume Henry turned out signature Parisian chic looks with a touch of intrigue in the form of red tartan, fur-sleeved coats, and a surprising Victorian neck ruff. To see all the covetable ensembles, watch our full runway coverage now, and if you missed our one-on-one interview with the designer, click here to check it out.
The Fall 2011 Alexander McQueen show had some of the most exciting hair in all of Paris Fashion Week, with models' heads all but concealed beneath an armor of large metal barrettes. As with most things McQueen, the look was equal parts medieval romance and dark modernity. Get a 360-degree view of how stylists put the barrettes together, and marvel at just how many hair accessories they used.
Miuccia Prada showed her Fall collection for Miu Miu today, which she described as "sweet, charming, feminine, nice — and always thinking of the important woman." The genesis? A '40s-inspired collection that was given a dose of modernity in the way of floral or bird print wrap dresses paired with tilted baseball caps and glittery platform heels, or even a wool suit remixed with a boyish top and refreshing ruching effect. Mink fur and oversized bow belts added a decadent touch, while oversized shoulder silhouettes lend a directional look. For accessories, big frame clutches, draped bow shoes, and funky sunnies will undoubtedly top the must-haves list of every kitschy cool girl out there.
- Trends: '40s, wide shoulders, pencil skirts.
- Colours: Mustard, red, black, taupe, blue.
- Key Looks: Floral and bird print wrap dresses, double-breasted wool jacket dresses.
- Accessories: Glittery platform heels, bow-embellished shoes.
- Who Would Wear It: Kitschy cool girls like Alexa Chung.
Marc Jacobs goes all out with a theme, and this season was no exception. Louis Vuitton opened the final day of Paris Fashion Week with a fetish-inspired collection as the models stepped out of three elevators onto the catwalk. Kate Moss made a rare catwalk appearance as she closed the show in a rubberised lace jacket, joining an impressive lineup that included Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, and Naomi Campbell. The collection involved statement outerwear with beautiful dropped shoulder coats along with cashmere sweaters, Peter Pan collars, and sheer skirts. Front-row guests included Emma Stone and Natalia Vodianova. The sexual theme of the collection was confirmed with stockings and handcuff accessories.
- Trends: Statement outerwear, fetish, round shoulders, Peter Pan collars.
- Colours: Black, white, red, and blue.
- Key Looks: Rubber lace jacket with fuzzy mongolian sleeves and barely there shorts.
- Accessories: Clutch bags attached to chunky cuffs, large embossed bags, police hats, and platform boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Strong, powerful women.
For Yves Saint Laurent's Fall collection, Stefano Pilati stayed true to the brand's elegant aesthetic — with the perfect hint of sex appeal. Sheer details, feather trim, and patent lend playful accents to impeccably tailored black and white checkered suits. It's an effortless mix of easy separates, looser silhouettes in oversize blazers and wide-leg trousers; then the more luxe — a patent vest, a fur coat and oversize fur sleeves, fantastic, silky white dresses, and jumpsuits for evening. It's luxurious and still accessible; strong femininity that's both Parisian-chic and '70s glamorous.
- Trends: Feathers, graphic print, fur, menswear.
- Colors: Gray, white, black, a pop of purple and blue.
- Key Looks: White, halter-style dress with sheer inset and metallic sandals, double-breasted purple jacket and feather-trim skirt.
- Accessories: Cutout open-toe booties, lace-up knee-high boots, tassel-adorned pumps, chain belts.
- Who Would Wear It: Easy-glam types who crave sophistication without compromising sex appeal.
Karl Lagerfeld has gone crazy for jumpsuits for the latest Chanel collection in a variety of fits, all with statement pockets. A drawbridge opened at either end of the catwalk, which was surrounded by tons of charcoal and lumps of smoking black rock. There was an apocalyptic feel to the collection, which was mainly produced from a dark colour palette. Dresses were generally maxi length and produced from sensual fabrics like lace and tulle. There were long capes and boxy jackets, and even the most feminine pieces were given edge with applique and leather panels.
- Trends: Jumpsuits, monochrome.
- Colours: Black, grey, white, red.
- Key Looks: Quilted black jumpsuit.
- Accessories: Midi heels, small clutch bags, lace gloves, chain and leather handbags.
- Who Would Wear It: Women who want an elegant rock-chic wardrobe with a tailored edge.