Top 10 Trends for Fall 2011: New York Fashion Week

How do designers want us to dress come Fall 2011? It appears that they’d like us to be fashionably ready to take on a winter like the one we just had. Parkas and fur were among the biggest trends of the season at the New York shows, but that’s not all. Take a look at the major trends, many of which can be incorporated into our wardrobe right now.

altaltLeft: Calvin Klein; Right: Yigal Azrouel

1. Ponchos (see Alexander Wang, Altuzarra)

2. Lace (see Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Peter Som, Rebecca Minkoff, Rodarte)

3. Socks with sandals (see ADAM, Jill Stuart)

4. Studio 54-inspired glamour (see Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors)

5. Parkas (see Vera Wang, Altuzarra, Michael Kors)

6. Real fur (see Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, J. Mendel, Catherine Malandrino…and Isaac Mizrahi, that is if you think dogs on the runway count)

7. Faux fur (see Norma Kamali, Rebecca Taylor, BCBG Max Azria)

8. Metallics (see Calvin Klein, Bibhu Mohapatra)

9. Black leather (see Nanette Lepore, Catherine Malandrino, Ports 1961, Marc Jacobs)

10. Bow ties (Yigal Azrouel, Prabal Gurung, Ruffian)

altaltLeft: Vera Wang; Right: J. Mendel

Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree