September 16 2014
5 Essential Fall Fashion Trends
Written by Gastown Admin
This season, we’re seeing a lot of elaborate knits. Rocking coloured and patterned cable knits is a great way to showcase this trend. This cropped cable knit, found at The Block, is a fresh update on the classic cable knit sweater with a distinct two-tone design and contrasting cream ribbed hem, cuffs, and collar. A few more patterned European-designed knits are available at the independent boutique.
The luxury sportswear trend has been on the rise, making streetwear inspiration into chic, everyday wardrobe staples. This look is comfortable, moveable and stylish. Inside the room at Ego Closet, there’s a wide collection of edgy sportswear and street-inspired fashions by emerging international designers. Next time you step inside, look out for sporty pullovers and chic sweats by 2Placebo, a Korean designer label.
This is a very wearable trend that will remain fashionable throughout the years. Think cotton staples designed with a twist. The unisex, multi-wearable designs at complexgeometries are a perfect example of this trend. The Monteal-based brand features signature draping that can be worn a multi number of ways –both functional and stylish. One unique item on our list is the Spar Hoodie (pictured to the left), an oversized unisex hooded sweatshirt with front pockets made of thick French terry. Almost every item designed by complexgeometries is wearable yet pushes the boundaries of conventional style.
If you flip through the pages of the latest fashion publications, the bucket bag is frequently mentioned as a hot item for fall. This is a great accessory for the on-the-go woman and there are quite a few locally made leather bags found at Nouvelle Nouvelle, a hip retailer carrying unqiue local and international fashions. The Sadie Bag by ORA bags is handmade locally and features adjustable straps allowing you to wear it as a purse or backpack. Bucket bag and a purse in one – you can’t go wrong.
The ‘borrowed from the boys’ look is always coming back into style ever since actress Katharine Hepburn rocked full-on suits to the red carpet. Menswear-inspired looks are great to wear at the office, or on days when you want to feel empowered. This season, we’re seeing more everyday casual menswear pieces trickling into the collections of contemporary brands like Oak + Fort. Their fall collection features loose-fitting knits, trouser pants, and unisex designs like the bomber jacket (pictured on the left), a great lightweight staple for any wardrobe. Over at ladieswear boutique, One of Few, we spotted a few outerwear pieces like the Apiece Apart Esta Coast (pictured on the right), a doublebreasted long coat inspired by menswear trench coats.
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