We just finished up another FABULOUS New York Fashion Week and we saw the good, the bad, and the ugly grace the runway. What are WFO’s favorite trends? Well let’s just say Scarlett O’hara was onto something when she had Mammy make her a head-to-toe green velvet frock (and out of drapes nonetheless). I was always a fan of the fashions worn during that era but thank goodness we’ve ixnayed the girdle. Yes, Scarlett was right on two counts. Velvet takes the cake when it comes to WFO’s favorite fall trend but our designers’ forecast says it IS easy being green…at least this season.

Let’s talk velvet first. I love this because it’s chic AND warm; usually the two are mutually exclusive. Madewell, Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson, Nanette Lepore, and Mr. Zac Posen all used the luxurious material. If I were Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone, Clueless) I’d give these designers “snaps!”

Green…the color of money, envy, and Kermit The Frog but for Devi Kroell, Monique Lhuiller, and Rag & Bone, it was the color which adorned their runway models (Posen and Wang were in this mix too). Other not-so-novel trends spotlighted included lace, black-on-black, and yes, sequins are here to stay (I don’t know how I feel about this one. I’m starting to think it’s a bit overplayed). On a more positive note, keep your eyes peeled for velvety numbers to keep you comfy, cozy chic in fall 2010. Word to the wise, avoid crushed velvet (we’re not going for your little sister’s or niece’s gymnastics leotard).

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