Fall Runway Report

The season’s all-encompassing sentiment reads like a rebel yell: more, more, more.

 

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Women’s Wear

Fall From Grace

Strike a Match

If you’ve never been one to like “matchy-matchy” looks, you’re out of luck—as designers are more motif-happy than ever before. DKNY blouse [2] and skirt [3] available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. [1]

Graphic Report

With many of fall’s most memorable pieces best described as picture-perfect, be sure to score a wearable work of art. [4]

Peplum Rally

When it comes to frocks, designers decided to skirt the issue; feminine, ruffle-like peplums define the season’s most popular embellishments. Alice + Olivia dress [5] and Gucci belt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

Too Cool for School

Be sure to schlep your notebook—Moleskine or Mac—in designers’ new take on the quintessential clutch. Michael Kors clutch [6] available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

Military Time

Join the ranks of the supremely stylish by scoring garments with uniform details—consider it a direct order. St. John jacket and Prada belt [7] available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811.

Call of the Wild

Give in to your animal instincts, and splurge on the season’s utmost necessity:luxe fur. Burberry coat available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200; Michael Kors handbag [8] available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. [9]

Get “Twiggy” With It

Thanks to the recent upswing of swing coats, shift dresses and abbreviated hemlines, it’s safe to say the ’60s are back. [10]

Leather Forecast

Keep your cool in a wardrobe heavy in metal, spikes and head-to-toe leather. Alice + Olivia skirt [11] available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811; boots [12] available at Bronx Diba Luichiny Shoes, Earth City, 314.373.1280. [13]

Head Case

Equal parts functional and fashionable, oversized hats should top off your look—and your fall shopping list. Hat [14] available at Levine Hat Company, Downtown, 314.231.3359.

Metallica

Despite gloomy conditions, count on glistening gold to shine through winter. [15]

It’s a Mod World

Make like Diane von Fürstenberg and Miuccia Prada and turn back time—starting with a pair of oversized sunnies and plenty of poppy prints. Diane von Fürstenberg dress [16] available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811; SEE Eyewear sunglasses [17]available at SEE Eyewear, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.721.4065. [18]

Boy’s Town

Adopt the “boyfriend” look in your choice masculine style; tuxedo jackets and trousers are among the most “now.” Rachel Zoe blazer and blouse [19] available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811; SEE Eyewear glasses available at SEE Eyewear, Saint Louis Galleria, 314.721.4065.

Velveteen Habit

With designers from Rebecca Taylor to Ralph Lauren revealing crushes on rich velvet, you too will soon be tagged a softy. Blue Bird skirt [20] available at bluebirdapparel.com; Fendi heels [21] available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

Menswear

Boldly Go

Red Hot

The red trend has already spread like wildfire. Cherry-pick your favorite pieces. J Brand jeans [22] available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. Polo [23] available at available at Moris Fashions, Central West End, 314.361.6800. J.FOLD wallet [24]available at Moris Fashions, Central West End,314.361.6800

Dazed & Confused

Get set for your head to spin, as busy prints will define a well-focused fall wardrobe. Thomas Dean button-down [25] available at Moris Fashions, Central West End, 314.361.6800. Moods of Norway blazer [26]available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010. [27]

Stack Attack

With innovative layering a main idea, getting dressed has become a more complicated procedure. AG Adriano Goldschmied denim jacket, hoodie and henley [28] available at AG Adriano Goldschmied, Central West End, 314.361.6161.

Totes Amaze

Messenger bags are musts this season, with best bets in leather and void of embellishments. Ted Baker bag [29] available at Moris Fashions, Central West End, 314.361.6800. [30]

Military Surplus

Prepare to battle treacherous weather conditions by remaining in neutral territory; layer-up with better-than-basics in cool khaki and army green. G-Star jacket [31] available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600; Tailor Vintage polo [32] available at Moris Fashions, Central West End, 314.361.6800; Victorinox watch [33] available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. [34]

Hello, Moto

James Dean was undoubtedly a popular reference point, as designers turned out tons of tough and rugged leather. Scholl leather jacket [35] available at Devil City, The Loop, 314.863.8080.

 

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Thomas Dean Button Down

Thomas Dean Button Down

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Blue Bird skirt

Diane von Furstenberg dress

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Rachel Zoe blazer and blouse, SEE eyewear glasses

Rachel Zoe blazer and blouse, SEE Eyewear glasses

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Diane von Furstenberg dress

Diane von Furstenberg dress

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SEE Eyewear glasses

SEE Eyewear glasses

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Diane von Furstenberg dress

Diane von Furstenberg dress

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Ralph Lauren Fall 2012

Ralph Lauren Fall 2012

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Levine Hat Company Hat

Levine Hat Company Hat

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DKNY Fall 2012

DKNY Fall 2012

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Bronx Diba Luichiny Shoes boot

Bronx Diba Luichiny Shoes boot

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Alice + Olivia skirt

Alice + Olivia skirt

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Derek Lam Fall 2012

Derek Lam Fall 2012

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DKNY Fall 2012

DKNY Fall 2012

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Burberry coat and Michael Kors handbag

St. John Jacket and Prada belt

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St. John Jacket and Prada belt

St. John Jacket and Prada belt

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Michael Kors clutch

Michael Kors clutch

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Alice + Olivia Dress with Gucci Belt

Alice + Olivia Dress with Gucci Belt

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DKNY Blouse

DKNY Blouse

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DKNY skirt

DKNY skirt

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Dian von Furstenberg Fall 2012

Dian von Furstenberg Fall 2012

 

Photo credit: product photos by Carmen Troesser; runway photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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