In the Fall 2009/10 runway shows, the 80’s Glam Rock and 90’s Grunge trends were in full force. As it usually goes in Fall/Winter runway shows, all Black ensembles took over the runway. However an underlying trend did emerge this season that would give way to the upcoming trends in the Spring 2010 shows. Many designers decided to opt out of the 80’s Glam Rock trend that has embraced the runway for the past few seasons for a softer, more sophisticated approach.
In the Lanvin and Bottega Veneta Fall 2009 runway shows the theme was reminiscent of a 1940’s glamour girl. The colors were neutrals such as tans and browns in both wool and satin mixed with black accents to make them feel current. This is a great way to stand out of the sea of black this season. These neutral hues will also last you through the Spring 2010 season.
In the Chloe and Zac Posen runway shows the trend was all about Frontier Spirit. Hannah MacGibbon and Zac Posen embraced prints mixed with bronze accents to create a Bohemian look that one could wear throughout the season and well into Spring. In the Chloe runway show Hannah MacGibbon also played with the use of texture to make this Frontier Spirit theme appropriate for Fall. She used velvets and satins mixed together in metallic tones such as gold and bronze to make this trend, which is usually reserved for Spring, current and relatable for Fall.