Fall 2017 Trend Predictions For Women

Our president, Karen Giberson, just wrapped up a week in Las Vegas attending and speaking at PROJECT WOMENS. While there, she attended a report by Fashion Snoops on Fall 2017 Trend Predictions. Visit their site to learn more and see below for the up-and-coming fall trends.


“Code”—industrial, active elements, utility, “Balenciaga” inspiration
colors: Poppy, Magenta, Khaki/Olive, Navy, Steel Blue, Grey
fabrics: Twill, Washed Cotton, Nylon, Jersey, Fleect
graphics: Simple bold easy messages
details: Oversized, Utility as hoods, flap pockets, raw edge denim
ACCESSORIES: BEANIE, Mis-matched Earrings, Sneaker Booties

“Precious Oddity”—Vintage Inspired, Individualism, “Gucci” inspired, quirky, chic grandma,
colors: Shades of Green, Golds, Goldenrod, Cinnamon, Scarlet Red, Carnation
fabrics: Burnout, Velvet
patterns: Excentric mix, patchwork, bird/insect prints
details: “pretty”, color accents, embroidery, bows at necks, self tie belts
silhouettes: PJ Shirts, bow Blouses, ruffle tops, duster vests, robe style jackets, bomber jackets
ACCESSORIES: Cross body bags, Embroidered sneakers, Socks in new materials

“Intellect”—Architecturally inspired, Retro 70
colors: Golden Rod, Coppers, Cinnamon, Cedar Red, Pea Green, Khaki, Ballet Pink
fabrics: Tweeds, wool felt, suede, shearling, lurex, mohair
graphics: Block motif, complex geometrics, revived repeats
details: Zip Front, snap front skirts, patchwork, fur trims
silhouettes: Bow blouses, long sleeves, tunic tops, mocknecks, duster jackets, fitted crews, slip dresses, mid-calf hemlines, button front shirts, wide legs, chunky cuffs
ACCESSORIES: Mixed media gloves, bowler hats, Mid-calf boots, chunkier heels

“Dispatch”—Military inspirations with ethnic patterns as batiks, east meets west
colors: Greens, pea, olive, steel blues, yellow accents, cinnamon
fabrics: Utility twill, wool felt, pebble leather, washed silks, quilting
graphics: Calligraphy motif, Asian inspiration, camouflage, batiks, wood block prints
details:Military, brass, patches, embroidery, raw hems
ACCESSORIES: Head scarves, Cuff Bracelets, Cross Body Bags, Combat Boots

“Runway Roadtrip”—Younger looks, Experiential Influence, homegrown spirit, nostalgic
colors: Camel, buttercream, stone grey, dusty cedar, blue ash, oceana teal
fabrics: Leather, rugged finishes, suede, denim, chiffon, intarsia, patterned fur
graphics:”route 66”, western, destination influence, “kitsch rodeo”, bold bright accents, flag, bandana
details: fringe, embroidery, lace closure, raw edges, studs, snap front shirts, bow front shirts, a-line skirts, sweater dress, fringe detail, fur vests, capes
ACCESSORIES: Headscarf, cowboy inspirations, saddle bag, embroidery on bags/accessories, cowboy boot

“Ritz”—Holiday, dark art deco, Jazz, fancy materials, beading, mysterious
colors: Jewel tones, Ivy, Plum, Soft tone metallic, dusty mauve, bisque, stone
fabrics: chiffon, tulle, lace, velvet, lame
graphics: decadent, art deco, art inspiration, Hollywood romance, flapper era
details:plunge necks, fur trims, robe styling, tassles, feather, beads, sequin
items: Victorian blouses, mock neck tops, puff sleeves, high neckline, mid-calf lengths, slip style with embellishments
ACCESSORIES: Floral Inspiration, Top handle bags with details, High-heel sandals

IMPORTANT COLORS: Refer to Pantone for their Fall 2016 color presentation
BLUE ASH (mixed with Bordeaux, trophy yellow)
PEA GREEN (mixed with olive, trophy yellow)
TROPHY YELLOW (mixed with scarlet red, navy, pastel blues)
MAGENTA (mixed with darker reds, brittle)
CHERRY (mixed with grey, brittle)
DUSTY MAUVE (mixed with olive, grey, blues)
DARK TEAL (mixed with frost, bluebird, cherry)
IVY GREEN (mixed with yellows)
CAMEL “PONY” (mixed with base tones as black, cinnamon, buttercream)
CINNAMON BROWN (mixed with Bordeaux, plum, pastels)
POTTERS CLAY/COPPER (mixed with cinnamon, teal, buttercream)
BALLET PINK (mixed with brittle, dusty cedar, deep red)
DUSTY CEDAR (mixed with brittle, khaki, buttercream)
AUTUMN ORANGE (mixed with navy, dusty cedar, bluebird)
PERIWINKLE (mixed with goldenrod, black, white)

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Thoughts for leather from Karen Giberson
Denim friendly
Pops of “hot” colors on trips
Gold tone/brass hardwear
Pebble Leathers
Cross Body Bags
Hands Free Bags
Mixed Media
Military inspiration


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