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  • Mood Fabric's Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week Trend Report

    The NY designers' creativity with fabrics and designs came out in full force at Fall 2016 NY Fashion Week.  Wish you were there to see the most luxurious and sumptuous fabrics up close?  Read on.  This blog has got a recap that will give you a window into the coolest trends in fabrics fashioned on the City's catwalks.

    Fabulous fashion came down the runway look after look at all the designers' shows in trends such as paisley, sequins and lace paired with luscious wool.  The use of creamy velvet and silk jacquards, brocades, and taffetas brought subtle touches of glamour to flowing evening gowns and structured separates.  In addition, there were a number of traditional fabrics such as glen plaids, tweeds and wool boucles showcased with fur and beaded embellishments on sexy silhouettes.  This was not your grandmother's tweed and lace!

    A great way to get these designer styles is to peruse our selections here at Mood Fabrics.  This blog will give you all of the hippest trends designers sent down the runway for you to emulate in your very own sewing studio.  Pick up all of these trending fabrics from Mood and use them to sew garments infused with YOUR personality.

    Altuzarra RTW Runway, Fall 2016

    Altuzarra stunned with pretty paisleys paired with knits.  For evening, he used beautifully sheer fabrics that any woman would love and then seduced us with sequins to delicately cover all of our sexy bits.

    AltuzarraPaisley Spotlight on Paisley
    Altuzarra RTW Fall 2016, Looks #4,#24, Vogue Runway
    AltuzarraSequins Spotlight on Sequins
    Altuzarra RTW Fall 2016, Looks #35, #38, Vogue Runway

    If you are as crazy about Altuzarra's mix and match paisley looks as I am, check out Mood Fabrics' wide selection of paisley prints in whatever fabric you desire.  We have the best selection around from luxurious to everyday paisleys.  You'll find them in silk, silk chiffon, velour,  embroidered laces, knits and cottons.  Find your favorite paisley and wow them with Altuzarra style in your next sewing project.

    Kick it up several notches for an evening out with that special someone.  Choose a delicate sequined fabric like Guipure lace or any other delicate delight from Mood Fabrics to create a special "all eyes on me" date night look.  Below are my favorite picks from Mood that you can use to sew in homage to Altuzarra’s RTW Fall 2016 NYFW Runway today.

    MoodGray.Paisley Multi-Gray Paisley Printed Corded Cotton Sateen
    Navy.RedMoodPaisley Navy/Red Paisley Print Stretch Cotton Poplin
    Sequined.LaceMood Nine Iron Floral Sequined Guipure Lace
    Reflective.SequinsMood Reflective Silver Abstract Sequin Fabric

    Oscar de la Renta RTW Runway, Fall 2016

    Oscar de la Renta's show was a nod to times past, where glamour and style walked hand in hand in everyday fashion.  His muse for Fall 2016 could walk easily into the boardroom for an important meeting, then slip out to take an important client to dinner and the opera while custom-fitted in all of the pretty structured frocks made of silk jacquards, brocades, fur, and even leather.  For red carpet events, there were many beautifully patterned and weightless silk fabrics displayed on drop dead gorgeous gowns with major drama.

    OscardelaRentaGoldBrocades Spotlight on Brocades
    Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2016, Looks #36, #4, Vogue Runway
    OscardelaRentaTaffeta Spotlight on Taffeta
    Oscar de la Renta RTW Fall 2016, Look #51, Vogue Runway
    To add a touch of the glamorous life to your wardrobe, head on over to Mood Fabrics and check out our offerings of designer Oscar de la Renta.  Then add some silk brocades, damasks, or taffeta fabrics to your cart to complete any "uniquely you" sewing project inspired by the heirloom quality looks from Oscar de la Renta's 2016 NYFW collection.  I've included my favorite styles below to get you started.
    Silk.Damask.Mood Elmwood Green Embroidered Silk Twill Brocade
    SilkViscoseBrocadeMood Metallic Gold Floral Silk-Viscose Brocade
    Silk.Taffeta.Mood Fuchsia Red Silk Taffeta
    BurgundyTaffeta.Mood Burgundy Silk Taffeta

    Derek Lam RTW Runway, Fall 2016

    Derek Lam modernized vintage fabrics with his mixed media approach to fall dressing.  Printed silk blouses mixed with bright wool and sequined gowns juxtaposed with warm and fuzzy fur coats make great statement pieces.  Added extra touches such as mirrored rhinestone buttons, horn shaped toggles, and chunky heeled boots created a special signature of the designers'; one that clearly says "signed with love".  Mood has our very own collection of Derek Lam fabrics.  Current offerings include knitted wool and French terry.

    DerekLamWools Spotlight: Wool Coats with Special Details
    Derek Lam, RTW Fall 2016, Look #1, #18, Vogue Runway
    DerekLamSequins.Fur Spotlight on Sequin Dresses and Fur Coats
    Derek Lam RTW Fall 2016, Look #33, #15, Vogue Runway

    Mood Fabrics also has all the special buttons, trimmings, novelty wools and furs you need to recreate Lam's looks.  Check out a few of my favorite colors and styles of wool and fur from Mood that will make a great Derek Lam inspired coat for your next project.

    Mood.WoolMohair
    Imperial Blue/Fuchsia Plaid Wool Mohair
    BlackLongHairGoatFur Black Long Haired Goat Fur
    MoodSequinsonMesh Prism Violet/Black Abstract Sequins on Mesh
    MoodHornToggles 80L/50.8mm Black/Silver Horn Toggle

     Jason Wu RTW Fall 2016

    Jason Wu did it again!  He gave us an amazingly diverse show full of many different forms, silhouettes and sumptuous fabrics, even with ostrich feathers on the runway.  Modern understated sex appeal in luxurious and traditional fabrics such as fur, velvet, and embroidery, as well as ribbed knit and wool checks, lit up the stage with bright and joyous pops of color throughout.

    Although the mood was serious and grown-up, it was more "grown and sexy" appealing to New York's hardest working women in the boardrooms.  Mood offers just as diverse a selection of Jason Wu's designer fabrics.  Pick up some to replicate that perfect amount of subtle sexiness in your wardrobe.

    JasonWuFeathersEmbroidery Spotlight on Feathers & Embroidery
    Jason Wu RTW Fall 2016, Looks #28, #31, Vogue Runway
    JasonWu.Knits.Wool Spotlight on Ribbed Knits & Checked Wool
    Jason Wu RTW Fall 2016, Looks #8, #9, Vogue Runway

    Want to design your own Jason Wu style perky suit or sexy sweater dress?  Check out a few of my fabric picks for these wardrobe staples and more.

    MoodFabricsFloralEmbroideredd Powder Blue Floral Embroidered Silk Woven
    MoodRibbedWoolKnit Tan Speckled Blended Wool Knit
    MoodChenilleChecks Mulberry/Citron Checks Chenille
    MoodOstrichFringe 6" Single Ply Sage Green Ostrich Fringe

    Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2016

    The trend-maker in wonderland, Marc Jacobs was in his element at NYFW Fall 2016, showing an edgy color palette of floral and polka dotted prints in billowy and over-sized shapes accented with sequined floral appliques, embroidery, and fur stoles.  Jacobs' use of fabric laser cutting technology gave intricate details to cool separates made of fancy patent leather.  The red carpet gowns in dark hues of violet and green, and of course in black, were made of highly embellished shimmery satins and detailed with shimmery paillettes and sequins.  Mood Fabrics carries tons of Marc Jacobs' designer fabrics on our site.  Add some high fashion flavor to your wardrobe from Marc Jacobs' Fall 2016 collection's dreamiest of looks and wear the enviable essence of sophistication.

    MarcJacobsPrints Spotlight on Floral & Polka Dot Prints
    Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2016, Look #32, #16, Vogue Runway
    MarcJacobsLaserCuts Spotlight on Laser Cuts and Embroidery
    Marc Jacobs RTW Fall 2016, Looks #7, #33, Vogue Runway
    Here are a few of my favorite fabric picks reminiscent of Marc Jacobs' style from Fall 2016 NYFW.  To start designing for your own personal runway show, get these picks and more.  With a little help from Mood Fabrics you too can be a fashion star!
    MoodSilkFloral Black/Gray Floral Roses Silk Charmeuse
    MoodPolkaDot Black and White Polka Dot Blended Cotton Woven
    MoodFabricsFloralEmbroidered Black/White Floral Embroidered Cotton Voile
    MoodLaserCut Donna Karan Chocolate Burnout & Laser Charmeuse
    So now you know about some of the very special fabrics trending right now straight from NYFW Fall 2016.  Take a deeper look at all that Mood Fabrics has to offer when designing your next look and soon you'll be rocking your way to the runway.
  • Fall Inspired Fashion

    Fashion has never been this magnetic or omnipresent as it is this fall. The old is new again and television shows are influencing fashion’s biggest designers this season. With all of this amazing clothing creeping up on us all, it’s hard to imagine a time when color was non-existent and some looks did not look wearable. This fall, fashion lovers all over the world should anticipate every day wear that is beautiful, bright, retro and comfortable. Fall seems to be the greatest season to be involved in fashion.
    Mad Men

    Mad Men

    The MOD look is back in style. The clothes and the style of the 60’s has once again graced the runways and entered into the department stores. Mad Men, a popular television show is the big influence behind the MOD style this season. Tailored suits and dresses, opaque stockings and more attention to detail are being seen on the streets and in the collections of designers such as, Victoria Beckham, Bottega Venta and Marni. In addition to the beautiful dresses and suits that can be worn inside and outside of the office, bell bottoms and bug-eyed sunglasses are also making a comeback. The sunglasses that Jackie O made famous are all the rage for the Fall 2011 season. The bell bottom style has been seen on the runways and on the streets. This trend has been seen worn with a statement heel and a pretty tunic. Designers are putting a modern update to these classic styles.
    Jackie O Sunglasses

    Jackie O Sunglasses

    Colors and every day wear has been a prominent sight on many runways. Designers are realizing that clothing that can be worn straight from the runway is the most important thing to fashion lovers. Many runways, such as Jason Wu showcased simple yet glamorous sweaters, skinny-legged pants and statement clutches. The emergence of more color has pleased many people as well. Colors from every spectrum of the rainbow have been seen in a variety of fall styles. Yellow has been the prominent color of the season, being seen in the collections of many popular designers.
    Jason-Wu-Fall-2011-Collection

    Jason Wu Fall 2011 Collection

    The fall season can say hello to the reemergence of the Victorian era. Long, flowing A-line dresses are making a comeback this season, as well as high-heeled laced up booties. In addition to the stylish Victorian clothing, cameo necklaces which were very popular in the past have been seen on many models. Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen has combined pleated collars and flowing gowns together, to create a modern version of this old style. Fashion this season is proving to be very stylish and very exciting.
    Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

    Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen


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