Must-Have Fall 2009 Fabrics


Switching over my wardrobe from summer to fall is hard enough because I’m obsessed with chic sandals and mini dresses. Lucky for me this fall is filled with fabrics I can live in and get excited about. So with that being said, here’s a look at some of my favorite Fall 2009 Fabrics.

Leather-
As seen at YSL, Max Mara, Bottega Veneta, Alberta Ferretti, Michael Kors, Prada and DKNY among others. Leather is classic and when it's done right it can look amazingly polished. Not quite into the leather trench or full leather dress? Try a fitted leather jacket and some dark denim with a pair of heels. 

Bottega Veneta (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Alberta Ferretti (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Velvet -As seen at Chloe, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney and Carolina Herrera.  I admit I haven't worn velvet since the mid 90's and it's a difficult fabric to wear if you're not a size zero but I still suggest that you experiment with it this fall. You may just find a piece that you'll fall in love with 

Bottega Veneta (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

BCBG (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Lace
- As seen at Louis Vuitton and D&G.  I love lace. It's so romantic and of course, there are so many ways to wear it. I also love that lace looks so beautiful with pearls. 

Louis Vuitton (Photo: Roberto Tecchio)

D&G (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Herringbone & Tweed-
As seen at Christian Lacroix, Gucci, Luella, Alberta Ferretti and Proenza Schouler. Thankfully this fall isn’t all about menswear like it was last year- but that doesn’t mean the trend is dead. If you don't feel like going all the way, get a nice pair of charcoal pumps in a menswear fabric of your choice.  

Alberta Ferretti (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Gucci (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Sequins- As seen at Balmain, Gucci and Marc Jacobs. The 80’s wouldn’t be quite so outrageous if it wasn’t for the sequins. I mean really, how else could you make an over the top sweater pop? Sad but true, sequins are back and they’re not just for the party girls who shop at Top Shop. Sequins are for everyone. My advice- don’t wear it head to toe. And if you’re too scared to try this trend, play it safe and get a sequins clutch to carry around this fall instead.

Marc Jacobs (Photo: Madeira)

Gucci (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Silk- Beautifully draped dresses made of shiny silk were seen on the runway at Louis Vuitton, Donna Karan, Dior, and Balenciaga.  They are feminine and easy to wear.  

Louis Vuitton (Photo: Roberto Tecchio)

Balenciaga (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

Metallics- As seen at Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. It's a total 80's trend but could end up being so cute if you can find a way to pull it off.  I'd suggest not going head to toe metallic- but you'll have to make the call for yourself. 

Louis Vuitton (Photo: Roberto Tecchio)

Marc Jacobs (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

D&G (Photo: Marcio Madeira)

2 comments

Carrie said...

Loved it! Very informative and fun, thanks Sydney!

vuesociety said...

i LOVE this post