As each Runway season begins, the Active Team always anticipates checking out what’s new in the market. Fall/Winter 12 has been no different and what we’ve seen thus far – from designers in New York City and London – is a healthy dose of Active inspired pieces that made our hearts melt! From jackets, vests and coats, to fur hats and chic sweaters, the selections we came across are ideal for those with an adventurous spirit.
Since the Fall Runway collections are built with intention of dressing for colder weather, it’s only fitting we came across an array of outerwear pieces and anorak jackets that would be incredible for the Active customer. Key points included; fur-lined hoods and collars, military inspired details, floral motifs and, one of our personal favorites, striped patterns in a palette of cranberry, blue, dove grey and black from Richard Chai. (Not to mention every single jacket from Y-3! Each one was better than the next!)
In the same vein of snowsports, several labels created sophisticated sweaters in an array of patterns and motifs. We especially liked the florals from Timo Weiland and color blocking from both Rachel Roy and Ohne Titel.
From the “studio world”, we couldn’t take our eyes off of VPL by Victoria Bartlett’s entire collection! Her leggings, bicycle shorts and lightweight layering jackets could be ideal and translate to technical pieces made for yoga class or those headed to the gym.
Over the past year, we’ve been tracking the evolving motorcyle trend and how the scene – with its counter-culture aesthetic – has inspired the fashion world. Many brands created sleek motorcycle jackets in buttery leathers and slim silhouettes. However, on the opposite side of the equation, we fell in love with the looser, more tomboyish fit from Proenza Schouler.
We still have the Paris and Milan shows in front of us, so stayed tuned for a further recap of what’s ahead! -Jessica Kaplan