While you pull your frocks out of storage for "eventually" summer weather, retailers will soon be restocking their floors with the fall collections. Ever since Paris fashion week ended back in March, the Cut has been sifting through runway looks from fashion's four major cities in search of the big trends that will define the season. The eighties are back, not just in Marc Jacobs's New York show, but in disco-dolly dresses and boyfriend jackets. Lady Gaga won't be the only one going pantsless, as thigh-high boots arrive -- maybe you'll pair them with the deep, brick red that is this season's predominant color. More subtly, leather is worked into anything and everything; fur retreats discreetly for the recession; and velvet, once the material of dark and brooding youth, gets a serious shot of eveningwear sophistication.
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