Market Week Trends Fall 2011

From red to python, we dissect the trends that have been appearing at market week for Fall 2011.

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VELVET SHOES: Velvet (in rich jewel tones) popped up all over the fall 2011 runways. Accessory designers are using velvet for fall as well, including Loeffler Randall who used a rich cobalt blue velvet to up the "it" factor of this sky high sandal.
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VELVET SHOES: Cole Haan Mens, Fall 2011
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PLAID: Plaid is the ultimate fall pattern and is favored by everyone from Brooklyn hipsters to Massachusetts prepsters. Patrick Robinson showed plaid toppers at Gap's fall 2011 presentation, designed to go perfectly with fall's chunky knits.
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PLAID: Band of Outsiders for Sperry Top-Sider, Fall 2011
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FUR: Love it or hate it, fall 2011 is all about fur--on cuffs, jackets, sunglasses you name it. Nancy Gonzalez showed a range of fur bags for fall including this fur shopper. Other offers include jewel tone mink clutches and messenger bags.
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FUR: Piazza Sempione, Fall 2011
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PATENT PENNY LOAFERS: Patent penny loafers have popped up frequently during fall 2011 market week. J.Crew paired their version with red ankle socks for a nostalgic take on the American classic.
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PATENT PENNY LOAFERS: Cole Haan, Fall 2011
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SNAKESKIN AND PYTHON: Whether printed on fabric or genuine snakeskin or python, these skins are have a major moment for fall. Calvin Klein showed a full on snakeskin ensemble at its fall 2011 presentation.
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SNAKESKIN AND PYTHON: Katherine Kwei, Fall 2011
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RED: Crimson, poppy, fire-engine--it doesn't matter what shade but just about every designer seems to be having a red hot moment for fall. Piazza Sempione's "it" shoe is a red suede bootie.
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RED: Ann Taylor, Fall 2011
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SHEARLING: Shearling has been gaining traction for a couple of seasons and it couldn't be hotter for fall 2011. Chanel's version manages to tow the line between luxe and sporty.
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SHEARLING: Levi's, Fall 2011
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WORK BOOTS: Not just for construction workers or mountaineers anymore accessory designers are pushing city ready work boots for fall, including this version from Cole Haan for women.
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WORK BOOTS: Coach Men's, Fall 2011
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