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August 24, 2012

Fall 2012 Fashion Trends at Neiman Marcus

Last week I attended an intimate event at Neiman Marcus in Topanga that merged two things I love - food and fashion.  While munching on oatmeal crème brûlée and crab cake Benedict, I watched as a bevy of chicly-clad models sporting red lipstick and polished chignons paraded through the modern Neiman Marcus Cafe for a fall trend preview filled with sophisticated and luxurious looks. It was quite a treat to see the garments and accessories up close. 

So what's trending for fall 2012 and what caught my eye? Well obviously, the cherry lip is a key beauty trend this season. As far as colors, rich shades of navy, green, and bordeaux are key for fall. Menswear influences take over in the form of pant suits, and prints ranging from graphic to digital to animal are paired with luxe outerwear and bold jewelry. Brooches are officially back as a new way to accessorize and update dresses and jackets. Velvety textures, mixed material jackets, and studded/crystal accessories all made a strong showing. (I'm still daydreaming about the Balenciaga jacket in the 4th photo down.) I can imagine a chic city girl wearing a lot of these pieces to work, to a business meeting, or out on the town to a glamorous party. New season, new trends. I highly anticipate incorporating some digital prints, embellished handbags, and mixed material outerwear into my closet over the next few months. 

Gucci suit, Joie vest, Neiman Marcus fashion

Gucci blouse and suit with Joie vest and Michael Kors bag

Prada dress fall 2012

Valentino bag, Prada dress

fall 2012 Prada graphic print coat, A.L.C. blouse, Robert Rodriguez skirt

Prada coat, A.L.C. blouse, Robert Rodriguez skirt

Balenciaga quilted moto jacket, Theyskens Theory printed blouse, Prada fall 2012 skirt

Balenciaga jacket, Theyskens Theory blouse, Prada skirt

plaid Prada sheath dress

Prada dress

Rachel Zoe faux fur jacket, shaggy faux fur coat, Halston heritage bandage dress

Halston Heritage dress, Rachel Zoe jacket

Cluny graphic print dress, Balenciaga bag

Cluny dress, Balenciaga bag

Prada animal print handbag, leopard print bag

Prada bag

fall 2012 Miu Miu studded booties, studded heels

Miu Miu studded heels

Free People faux fur vest, Marni statement necklace

Free People vest, DvF blouse, Marni necklace

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