Trend Watch: Top Runway Accessories for Fall 2011

Forget dainty accessories and jewels: For Fall, runways were crowded with fuzzy fur hats, chic satin neck ties and exotic satchels.

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Forget dainty accessories and jewels: For Fall, runways were crowded with fuzzy fur hats, chic satin neck ties and exotic satchels. It just so happens that one of the top accessories trends for fall is also the most practical: a big, cozy cap, like this one by Tory Burch, is sure to keep us warm and stylish during the chilly winter months.
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Behnaz Sarafpour showed dramatic Russian-inspired fur caps in fuzzy dome shapes.
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Likewise, lush fur caps topped off Oscar de la Renta's glamorous sequin gowns.
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Callula Lillibelle had an unusual take on the fur hat trend with a quirky pirate-shaped cap in mink.
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Borrowed-from-the-boys beanies were also a major theme when it came to head wear. Karen Walker's black knit caps were inspired by steel mill workers.
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Vena Cava put a 1990's spin on the beanie trend with slouchy knit berets.
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Milly's structured cloche caps were a perfect compliment to her candy-colored separates.
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Floppy fedoras have been a mounting trend on city sidewalks, but their must-have status was made official this fashion week. Here, a floppy-brimmed hat at Rebecca Minkoff.
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A similar style at Marc by Marc Jacobs gave the collection a funky western feel.
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A beat-up fedora made for an unexpected touch atop Catherine Malandrino's ombre fur coats and glittering bib necklaces.
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Marc Jacobs' jaunty acrylic caps evoked a chic, Space Age flight attendant.
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Super-structured satchels aren't going anywhere next fall, and this square doctor bag by Donna Karan will be dead on trend.
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Reed Krakoff has been beefing up his handbag offering recently, and it looks like fall will be the most luxurious yet with selection of taupe crocodile hobos.
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Another exotic handbag offering from Reed Krakoff in a handy mini-satchel size.
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Clutches that fit neatly inside your palm are always handy for evening occasions, but Thakoon paired his with funky daytime looks for an unexpected pop of color.
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Rag & Bone's hand-held pochettes felt futuristic yet familiar in netural plaids and harris tweeds.
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At Alexandre Herchcovitch, acid-bright clutches were shaped like rough-hewn pieces of rock.
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Easy oversize clutches in warm neutral shades were all over Marc Jacobs' runway.
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Proenza Schouler has become a major accessories powerhouse, so we have no reason not to expect that their origami-fold clutches won't become the must-have evening bag of fall 2011.
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Jill Stuart's practical belt pochettes are an easy way to go hands-free come fall.
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As always, Diane von Furstenburg delivered statement-making satchels in bold, geometric patterns for fall.
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Yigal Azrouel's hip mini-satchels featured brass eagle embellishments.
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Fall proved to be a big season for neckwear of all shapes and sizes, including these classic black bowties at Ruffian.
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Yigal's take on the neckwear trend included skinny black bow-ties evocative of Old West saloons.
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Likewise, Jason Wu gave his printed blouses a sophisticated touch by adding simple black bows at the neck.
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Tory Burch took the trend to girly extremes with big, frothy satin bows tied at the neck.
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Nothing was spared the fuzzy treatment this season, including neckwear. At Cynthia Steffe, cozy fur collars topped off luxe embellished cocktail dresses.
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At Elie Tahari, fur scarves were long and dramatic, draped over belted trenches and moto jackets.
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Hang on to your kooky costume jewels, because statement necklaces aren't going anywhere next season. Lela Rose paired these tassled, beaded confections with her feminine day dresses and separates.
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White acrylic jewelry at Proenza popped against contrasting black blouses and darker prints.
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While we can't imagine strapping Michael Kors' (uncomfortable-looking) chokers onto our necks, they made a chic statement paired with down-to-there blouses and tailored suiting separates.
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Tubular necklaces in bright candy colors were the perfect compliment to Phillip Lim's directional fall collection.
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Anything that could be fur-ified was bedecked in fuzz for fall, including a memorable pair of sunglasses at Alexander Wang.
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Jeremy Scott takes the prize for most "useless but fabulous" accessory with his (fake) ruby red fox stoles.
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If American cowboys got a nod with all the roughed-up floppy hats this season, then their Native American counterparts did as well with these dip-dyed feathers at Cushnie et Ochs.
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Vera Wang paired ethereal silk dresses with tough-girl accessories like these no-nonsense leather gloves.
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Ladylike gloves got glitzed out at Callula Lillibelle with the addition of bold cocktail rings and bracelets.
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The unusual straightened hair bracelets at Maria Cornejo gave her flattering jersey dresses an interesting ethnic touch.
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