Sep 05, 2013 10:28AM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
Gallery: L’ete Indien [5 Images] Click any image to expand.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts a warmer-than-usual fall, and
whether we face a l'ete indien—French for Indian Summer—or an
autumnal temperature drop, we’re ready to weather the change in our
favorite styles of this season.
by AMY MOELLER
photos by TONY LEWIS JR./TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY
at TALISMAN FARM
We can’t believe it’s fall again—new season, ever-evolving wardrobe. The days of picking berries are just behind us, and those of picking pumpkins are quickly approaching. Luckily for those of us with thin skin, word in the Almanac is that this fall will be a little warmer than usual—and what the temperatures don’t heat up, we’re sure the fashion will.
As usual, we pored over photos from the runways and analyzed the Fashion Week trend reports to determine the styles we think are going to hit hardest, and find the best reception, in our Chesapeake Bay region.
COLORS OF THE SEASON
As we move away from the cool mint, Emerald will become a major color of fall, and various— perhaps even 50—shades of gray will, too. For the more adventurous spirits, we look forward to seeing patterns and prints galore: plaid, leopard, hounds tooth, pinstripe, polka dots, herringbone—classic and new—and even more florals.
RELEASE YOUR INNER ROCK STAR
We’re not sure if the MET Gala themes inspire the styles of the season, or if the theme is selected via forecasting, but either way there’s no coincidence that punk infl uences will continue this fall. From the tiny spikes we’ve been yammering about for months to serious splashes of metallic, and leather accents, there’s plenty of room for a little edge this season.
DECLARE YOUR WARMTH
In addition to furs and velvet, bold and structured outerwear, especially in unexpected colors— we saw hot pink and teal on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York—stand out this fall. From asymmetrical cuts and wide sleeves to strong capes and oversized everything, what we wear to warm up this season is sure to make a statement.
While the outer layer may be inspired by masculinity, underneath, we’re still clinging to the Mad Men influence with shapes that cinch the waist and reinvent rounded shoulders. Our takeaway: This season’s style is all about personality and individuality, while maintaining the coziness we’ve been dreaming of for fall.
A Special Thanks To:
MODELS: Michele Gorges and Cari Funkhouser of T H E Artist Agency
HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST: Brittany Main
STYLING EXPERTISE: Michele Deckman of Diva and Fern Elliot of Lilac Bijoux
HOST: Talisman Therapeutic Riding at Talisman Farm, Grasonville
EDITOR’S NOTE: Talisman Therapeutic Riding sits on 1,000 acres in Queen Anne’s County just minutes from the Bay Bridge. TTR serves children and adults with cognitive and physical challenges and teens referred by community-based organizations, educators, and courts, as well as wounded warriors and first responders injured in the line of duty. For more information on the organization, visit Talismantherapeuticriding.org.