Earthy, autumnal colors were the starring colors in the collections presented at New York Fashion Week. While there was a lot of the basics: charcoal gray, black, winter white, and brown, there were some richer colors too, like ruby red and olive green. That’s great news for most of us because most any of these work well as investment pieces that will far out live their “official” season and have a place in our wardrobes for many years.
Some collections, like those from Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg, mixed in a few more daring colors, particularly Ms. Furstenberg with some bohemian prints incorporating rich brights. Winter florals made an appearance too, as did metallics. Two of the most restrained collections came from Donna Karan and, surprisingly, Marc Jacobs.
Perhaps the most “important” color trend for Fall 2010 is a rich, deep red that looks as if it is going to carry over into other areas, like accessories and even makeup. Look for lots of rich red lipstick next fall.