Fall 2010 Trend: Heavy Layering

As always, layering is a key trend for every Fall/Winter season, but for Fall 2010, layering was more prominent than ever on the runways of Missoni, Rag & Bone, and Rodarte.

The minimalism of spring has taken a back seat, and the artistic layers of textured fabrics have made a huge return for fall.

Layers this season gave several collections that nomadic look, presented in a high fashion manner. The always-present tribal look was a main point for Angela Missoni (left).
When finding inspiration for her fall collection,
Missoni looked at the roots of that tribal trend, producing classic Missoni knits in earth tones to open the show, mixed with fur collars and jackets, then several more colors appeared in the threads of each knit sweater, skirt, dress, and crocheted pieces.
David Neville and Marcus Wainwright took the nomadic style on a different turn, with a bit more structure and different edge. The girls walking down the Rag & Bone runway resembled British mountaineers from the 1920’s (below).
Tweed vests and high collar jackets were layered on top of tartan plaids, and chunky knit sweaters were a part of the look. Black bottoms were the basis of the majority of the looks, otherwise gray shorts finished off each outfit, paired with knee high socks and boots. 
Kate and Laura Mulleavy looked to their Mexican roots, taking the audience on a trip, as they always seem to do each season. The entire collection was dream-like, and nude and pink tones stood out throughout the entire show (below).
Extremely sheer, delicate lace leggings with floral beading became the basis of every look, carefully tucked into heels done by Nicholas Kirkwood.  Standout features of the collection were the wrap style of each top, jacket, and dress. More sheer pink floral fabrics were crafted into flowing strips to create dresses. A standout look was what Kasia Struss walked in, an outerwear look of sorts, a jacket with diagonal wrapped layers and feather covered sleeves over a thin lace top, and slinky printed light brown and cream pants.
Layering is here to stay as it is every fall, but take it to the next level in the upcoming months with thicker knits, leggings, and heavy outerwear pieces.