Last week I went to Bellevue Fashion Week and saw two fun shows. In my last post, I shared some pictures from the Independent Designer Runway Show, and in this post I’m sharing pictures from the Posh Beauty & Trend Show. During the Posh show, they modeled trends for this fall/winter season with pieces from the Bellevue Collection (three malls here in Bellevue, WA). Trends included oxblood reds, power suiting, and my favorite, the war horse trend. Click forward to see pictures from the show and the season’s latest trends.
Out of all the trends for the season, oxblood reds is the most prominent. Think deep shades of burgundy. At the Posh Show, the trend was worn monocromatic: oxblood red from head to toe.
The power suiting trend was all about suits: pant suits, blazers, and skirts. Although the trend is very menswear-inspired, the pieces were tailored (unlike big boyfriend blazers from past seasons). Slim ankle pants showed off sky-high heels, while fitted blazers wore well with bold primary colors (such as red, blue and yellow).
Fur-get Me Not
Of course, every fall/winter there’s at least one designer that absolutely must have fur. Fur just never goes out of style. Fur-get me not! There were furry vests and fur-trimmed hooded parkas purring down the runway.
Pattern blocking is similar to the trend we saw in the spring/summer (also known as print mixing). Instead of mixing spring florals and colorful stripes, this season we’re mixing patterns like houndstooth and tweed, or leopard and brocade.
The always cool leather gets a bit of a young edge-appeal. It was all black with biker-inspired details like silver hardware, leather sleeves and skirt panels. Great outfits to wear to a rock concert or a night out with the girls.
The luxe trend was the most difficult to pin down. The looks coming down the runway looked like a mix of all the trends like pattern blocking, fur-get me not, and leather accents. However, this trend focuses on special luxe pieces made with beautiful shimmery fabrics like shiny gold, sparkly grays, and iridescent blues.
The prairie fire trend is very similar to the boho trend. Lots of long skirts, drapey sweater coats, and fringe. Usually the boho trend sticks to browns and tans, but I was happy to see vibrant mixes of color in the prairie fire trend like teal, golden rod yellow, and cranberry.
My favorite trend of the show is war horse: equestrian meets military. Two trends I love combined! On the runway were double-breasted coats, knee-high riding boots, and shawl-collar sweaters.
It was so much fun attending Bellevue Fashion Week, and I’m looking forward to next year’s! I saw a lot of great trends that I’ll be working into my own wardrobe, and will definitely be blogging more about. Besides the war horse trend, pattern mixing is my second favorite trend. How about you? Which is your favorite trend?