by Alex Ridley
All right guys- it’s your turn now. With models strutting their stuff and showing off the latest in F/W 14 attire, you can be sure that major trends are on the horizon, and luckily for us, these trends wind up on M Street.
Drop It Low
The trend: Phillip Lim, philipplim.com. M Street equivalent: Acne Studios (Barney’s Co-op), acnestudios.com ($300).
No, sagging pants are not back in style (as if they ever were). We’re talking about waistlines! Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, and Helmut Lang extended the traditional waistline to allow layering for colder months, which will make your life so much easier and warmer.
That Warm Fuzzy Feeling
The trend: Gucci F14. M Street Equivalent: Zara, zara.com ($259.00)
Once again, pulling from decades past, shearling made a comeback this cycle. We noticed designers like Gucci, Prada, and Valentino sew shearling details to collars, cuffs, and lapels instead of simply using it as a base layer.
The trend: Louis Vuitton F14, style.com. M Street equivalent: Helmut Lang (Barney’s Co-op), helmutlang.com, ($659.00)
An accouterment of pilots, the bomber jacket landed on the runways of Louis Vuitton, Sandro, and The Kooples with a more tailored fit and modern details. If you’re looking to expand your arsenal of winter gear past a pea coat, look no further!
The trend: Balenciaga F14, style.com. M Street equivalent: Zara, zara.com ($119.00)
Greather or Grather. What we mean to say is gray leather. Of course leather is a staple of F/W, commonly found in either black or brown. However, Balenciaga and Burberry jumped on the gray bandwagon in women’s wear and the dominating hue can be found in leather pieces. Not only does this trend add color to a drab wardrobe, it also eases the transition from winter to spring.
The trend: Dolce & Gabbana F14, style.com. M Street equivalent: Frye, thefryecompany.com ($348.00)
Lord of Style: Return of the King. This fall every man can effortlessly look like royalty with the help of Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen. These top designers incorporated the trappings of a knight in shining armor with pseudo-chainmail sweaters, bulky boots, and gold threads to rescue any damsel in distress.
The Canadian Suit
The trend: Dsquared F14, style.com. M Street equivalent: J.Crew, jcrew.com ($138.00)
Denim is in resurgence this fall with more fits and degrees of distress than your VCW closet can hold. In order to showcase this denim transformation, it’s okay to wear denim on denim. Just take our word for it! Just make sure to mix and match washes when strutting your Canadian Suit.