Call it the economy, call it wearable art—but this fall's crop of shows have "Take me away," written into every seam...
(1) BIG CITY, BRIGHT LIGHTS>> Grab the hair gel, the eyeliner, the Ray-bans and a structured bag—it's off to the city if Bottega Veneta, Dries Van Noten or Alex Wang have anything to say about it.
Pictured, from left: Bottega Veneta, Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta.
(2) SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS>> Who says fall shouldn't be coming up roses? Hit the country for an early holiday in florals, neutrals, crochet and great boots.
Pictured, from top left: Rodarte, Vanessa Bruno, Balmain, Mary Katrantzou, Preen, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, Rodarte.
(3) PRINTS CHARMING>> Art schooled or not, street-chic prints like these could rival the walls of the MOCA any day.
Pictured, from top left: Tsumori Chisato, Diesel Black Gold, Matthew Williamson, Proenza Schouler, Mary Katrantzou.
(4) INDIGENOUS DETAILS>> With no shortage of fur, feathers or animal prints, this season's catwalk finds roots firmly planted in native terrain.
Pictured, from top left: Chloè, Roberto Cavalli, Roland Mouret, Valentino, Thakoon, Acne, Ann Demeulemeester, Chanel, Helmut Lang, Maison Martin Margiela.
(5) FIT FOR THE FUTURE>> Black may be the new black, but volume, reflective plating, rough textures and sturdy draping also fit right in to the apocalyptic dream-state that lies ahead.
Pictured, from top left: Haider Ackermann, Rick Owens, Viktor & Rolf, Haider Ackermann, Hermès.
(6) ONCE UPON A TIME>> Time travel to a place of old-world elegance and charm with brocade prints, endless gold detailing, all kinds of appliquè and some of the richest reds you've ever seen.
Pictured, from top left: Etro, Dolce & Gabanna, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Balmain, Alexander McQueen.
(7) DESERT'S BEST DRESSED>>Ditch the tights and throw on some sandals—a loose-fitted frock or a long, breezy dress will get you through festival season in spite of the heat and lack of sleep.
Pictured, from top left: Twenty8Twelve, Roberto Cavalli, Vanessa Bruno, Erin Fetherston, Twenty8Twelve.