Women's Accessories and Apparel Trends FW 2010-11

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Two key trends, which include color palettes, are displayed for Fall/Winter 2010-11. References to Hitchcock’s female heroines embrace 40’s austerity and elegance. While a literal translation of combating the rough economy is presented with a continuing warrior-like aesthetic, Joan of Arc comes back in the scene.

Seasonal Forecast


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40’s austerity and elegance emulated chiefly from the Prada and Lanvin collections. With reference to Hitchcock’s female heroines and wool skirt suits influenced by World War II, double breasted belted jackets and details like exaggerated shoulders and lapel shawl collars are important.


-    camel tones dominate the palette   -   a dose of masculine gray and black

Key Accessories:

-    structured handbags

-    driver gloves

-    pearls

-    crocodile skins

-    wide-brim hats



Continuing the literal translation of combating the rough economy with a warrior-like aesthetic, Joan of Arc comes back in the scene with a dose Robin Hood. The look is medieval to the point of molded breastplates and fabrics include boiled wool, fur trim and chainmail knits. Prada’s vision of medieval leather sliced dresses was particularly impactful.


-    earth-rooted and forest colors come together in a heraldic Coat of Arms sensibility

-    berries sit next to deep olive and pop against neutrals

Key Items:

  • skinny pants with a riding aesthetic

  • cozy cardigans

  • over-the-knee boots

More Report Details

An in-depth analysis of design themes for Ladies, Men, and Children is available for purchase at the WCF Trend Shop. Reports on other trend areas like color, design themes, key items, details, materials, accessories, etc are also available.

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