Designers are putting the spotlight on comfortable separates to mix and match.
Fall and early winter, before the chill sets in, is my favorite time to max out style; this season offers endless opportunities for layering, playing with textures, structures, and volumes. The runways are always overflowing with new ideas, but many are unachievable and unrealistic for real life. So I have curated the trends that matter for those of us that lead an active life on the move, prioritizing pragmatism, those of us needing fashion to work for us, not vice versa. Fall in love, go on, I dare you. There is plenty here to whisk you off your feet, or just keep them squarely on the ground. Follow along as I provide guidance on these trends, one by one, over the next several weeks. Previously, I've discussed athletic layering, getting political, practical bags, spice colors,plaids, hiking boots,oversized overcoats,hats, sorbet hues, and new graphic design. Below, the eleventh trend:
Trend 11: Tailoring For Active Ease
As athleisure and activewear grow exponentially, designers are increasingly recognizing the need for comfort to take precedent. Today, the smart ones know it's less about leveraging their all-encompassing vision and more about allowing the customer to move and be themselves—otherwise they will lose us all to leggings. This has manifested in some of the best loose separates and suiting: timeless daywear and other pieces to mix and match with clean sharp lines, that look pristine but feel like a tracksuit on the body. Looking sharp but feeling like you could traverse a mountaintop. What could be better?