COLLECTIONS Fall 2012— Trend Report
A Special —Advertising Supplement
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(COVER) 01— BRIONI
02— BOSS BLACK
0 3 — B A L LY
Our approach to putting together this season’s issue was simple. Instead of forecasting a list of trends that may or may not be available in stores or online, we decided to provide an overview of the six most notable trends and make sure everything referenced is available for purchase. Right now. From Collegiate Prep to Color Blocking, the trends are as varied as those who wear them. We promise there’s something for everyone. Fashion is a lot of things, but it should never be stressful.
Here it is— the fall 2012 trend guide THE DETAILS CREATIVE SERVICES TEAM detailsinsider.com/collections
INTO THE WILD
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You don’t need a cabin in the woods to feel an affinity for the season’s most invigorating trend. From Fair Isle to the Alps, designers turned to the great outdoors for inspiration. The collections ranged from rugged to refined, with Himalayan- and Native American– inspired motifs threaded throughout.
01— BAND OF OUTSIDERS 0 2 — O VA D I A & S O N S
INTO THE WILD
Terre d’Hermès is fit for the outdoorsman. The scent is the perfect aromatic combination of earth, air, and water.
Stick with smallerscale prints and up to three colors or you risk venturing into Cosby territory.
Look for fabrics, like cashmere, that are effective without adding bulk.
01— LEWIS HENRY NICHOLS 02— ARMANI EXCHANGE 03— RAG & BONE 0 4 — B I L LY R E I D
06— ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA 0 7 — B A L LY 08— BAND OF OUTSIDERS 09— SANDRO 10— BOSS BLACK 11— ARMANI EXCHANGE
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05— TERRE D’HERMÉS
0 1 — B R I ON I
0 2 — R O B E RT G E L LE R
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THE MODERN GENT
Designers like to remind us there was a time when, despite what you did for a living, you were expected to dress like a gentleman. The Modern Gent is a mash-up of Gilded Age utilitarian and Gatsby opulence. Though not an especially difficult look to pull off, it does require a dose of British Dandy swagger.
THE MODERN GENT
Leather gloves take the look from sophisticated to striking.
This trend calls for accessoriesâ€” specifically, hats. We still have your attention, a driving cap or a classic wide-brim fedora both work.
01— CANALI 0 2 — B A L LY 03— ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA 04— BOSS BLACK 0 5 — C A R L O PA Z O L I N I 06— CANALI 07— ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA 0 8 — B I L LY R E I D 09— ENGLISH LAUNDRY 10— ROBERT GELLER 11— CANALI
12— BRIONI 1 3 — C A R L O PA Z O L I N I
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Visual junkies everywhere have flocked to Instagram to share their perspective via the optical-oriented app. Here’s our collection of some of the must-follow trendsetters.
Richard Jock Davis, Fashion Blogger The Modern Dandy
Jared Craft, Style Junkie/Mobile Marketing Expert
David Fudge, Head of Social Media at Bonobos
Bradford Shane Shellhammer, CCO of Fab.com
Chelsea Layland, DJ
Formal & refined, this “Modern Dandy” explores a life of irreverent style & hilarious sensibilities.
Jared brings his Midwest charm to the world of fashion and style.
One of the most digitally savvy marketers in the business right now, David shares the coolest in social media, fashion, and technology.
Bradford scours the planet sourcing cool design products to sell on Fab.com. From Berlin to Mumbai, this guy discovers the world through a colorful lens.
This English transplant has quickly become the “It” girl on the New York DJ scene. Late night never looked so good on Instagram.
Joshua Woods, Men’s Lifestyle Blogger at Vi-Rile.com
Eric Jennings, Men’s Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue
Seth Maynard, Buyer for Behaviour New York
Andrew Thomas, Marketer at The Jim Henson Company
Matt Donnelly, Reporter for the L.A. Times
Street style & classic prep combine with one of our favorite New Yorkers. Joshua chronicles a “day in the life” of perfect style as seen in New York City.
It’s hard to keep up with Eric’s schedule. However, his feed is filled with the latest and greatest in men’s fashion from around the globe.
Seth has an eye for awesome style. Get inspired by his street-meets-prep looks.
Andrew’s outdoor vibe, mixed with sunny L.A. living, is a refreshing staple on the scene.
Reporting live from Hollywood, Matt shows a window into the celebrity world of style & entertainment.
I N S P I R E D B Y E A RT H A N D S K Y
THE COLLEGE PREP
Nerds not only rule the world, they rule the runway. Astute tailoring gives this traditionally laid-back look a more grownup appeal. The combinations of unexpected layers with dashes of bold color make basics like denim and plaid somehow look smarter.
1 01— ENGLISH LAUNDRY
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THE COLLEGE PREP
With notes of mandarin, cardamom, and rum, this vibrant scent is fit for today’s modern and stylish man.
4 01— BOSS BLACK 0 2 — E N C O U N T E R B Y C A LV I N K L E I N 03— BOSS BLACK 04— HOOK & ALBERT 05— ARMANI EXCHANGE 06— ENGLISH LAUNDRY 0 7 — C A R L O S PA Z O L I N I 0 8 — O VA D I A & S O N S
The easiest (and least expensive) way to adopt the look is with brightly colored or argyle patterned socks.
Footwear can take this trend in different directions. For example, suede bucks evoke country club prep while hightops give a more street vibe.
The pack on your back isn’t just for school. Try a sleek back pack to carry your files in.
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01— BAND OF OUTSIDERS 02— KENZO 03— SANDRO 04— RAG & BONE 05— ROBERT GELLER 06— GENERAL IDEA
Color is like coffee: You hate it until you try it and once you do— you’re hooked. Transcending the women’s collections, Color Blocking is now giving guys equal opportunity to experiment with fashion. If you’re feeling bold, grab your color wheel and give these vivid combinations a spin.
Remember: Dark colors downplay features while bold colors accentuate them.
Confused? Combine warm (red, orange, yellow) and cool (green or blue) hues. 3
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DESIGNER F O R E C AS T
READ WALL “Colors are becoming subtler, with more brown and navy, mirroring what’s going on outside—leaves changing, the sun getting lower in the sky, football season starting—but the combination of colors and patterns is still fun and playful.” —Read Wall
ALEJANDRO INGELMO “For fall I really liked luxe materials used in an interesting, new way. I used fur for the first time this season, adding a long-hair beaver hide as a trim to our Josh hi-top leather sneaker for a fresh take on the style.” —Alejandro Ingelmo
BILLY REID “I spent some great time in Paris and London this past year and I enjoyed mixing those vibes into the collection, so there was definitely a sense of that throughout. I think fall saw an elegance for menswear, through luxe fabrics and an attention to hand tailoring.” —Billy Reid
MARLON GOBEL “Things are getting very exciting in menswear, now more than ever. For the first time, there are no rules for guys to stick to. Except you look good, or you don’t! Giving every man the chance to be a ‘style icon’ and steal the attention in the room for a few minutes!” —Marlon Gobel
SHIPLEY & HALMOS “Fall is our favorite season. Sam hates the summer heat. Jeff’s Florida blood can’t handle the freezing winter. Fall lands comfortably in the middle.” —Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos
RICHARD CHAI “My inspiration for fall was the idea of the woods in an urban setting, such as NYC. This translated to a dark, moody color palette for the collection, which I think was a big trend for fall. Burgundy, specifically was a big standout this season.” —Richard Chai
“I think functionality was a key trend for fall. I was inspired a lot by archival images of hockey players from the 1968 Winter Olympics, so the look was very sporty, with a lot of practical elements.” —Bumsuk Choi
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THERE’S NO ESCAPING
Burgundy is having a moment. The rich crimson hue set the tone at the collections and was spotted everywhere from subtle accents to stunning statement pieces. The best news? This universally flattering trend is pretty much fool proof. How often does that happen?
01— CANALI 0 2 — O VA D I A & S O N S 03— ARMANI EXCHANGE 04— KENZO
THERE’S NO ESCAPING
01— RICHARD CHAI 02— KENZO 03— CANALI 04— RAG & BONE 05— BRIONI 06— FERRAGAMO 07— FLORSHEIM LIMITED
Bored with black? Wear burgundy with navy blue or gray instead.
Don’t go full bleed. One key piece keeps the look classic.
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01— BRIONI 0 2 — B I L LY R E I D 03— GENERAL IDEA
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Nothing instantly upgrades what you’re wearing like fur—in small doses, that is. Fur-lined outerwear is one of those rare trends that actually fuses function with fashion. From casual to polished, there’s a furlined coat for everyone. We promise.
01— BAND OF OUTSIDERS
0 2 — B A L LY 03— GENERAL IDEA 04— RAG & BONE 05— SANDRO 06— FERRAGAMO 07— ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA 08— BOSS BLACK 0 9 — B I L LY R E I D
Can’t commit to fur? Go faux or look for a collar that’s removable.
A fur-lined parka downplays the formality of fur to something nonchalant enough for every day.
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All of the prayer beads in the world won’t change the fact that wearing too many bracelets is a mortal sin.
A wallet chain is smart. I hear there’s been a rash of pickpocketing on the ferry to Fire Island.
Auditioning for Willy Wonka: The College Years.
My Aunt Beatrice called; she wants her tote bag back.
Old ladies who take bus trips to Amish country carry less in their tote bags. Less is more. You wear your layers like an onion and it makes me want to cry.
His cuff runneth over.
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Rams have horns on their head. Humans have hair. Just sayin’.