Our resident fashion expert Lauren Goodman canvasses the collections to see how fall’s top trends stack up in San Francisco.
Ultra-saturated color: Think of it as the antidote for a dull winter.
LG Says: The bright touch
The Look: Dior
Try It: Etoile Joff Jacket, Isabel Marant, $455
Head to toe sweater looks by Celine, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Lanvin, and The Row feel new and quietly sophisticated. Chunky knits keep one warm when the fog rolls in. Invented for SF?
LG Says: Yaaasss
The Look: Miu Miu
A-line dresses and a '60s pixie look take over—largely thanks to Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent. Up the cat-eye, don opaque tights and lurex, and get a Chelsea boot. SF is summer of love at heart, so this shouldn’t be too hard.
LG Says: Chelsea girl!
The Look: Saint Laurent
Celine’s Pheobe Philo cited strong women like Lee Miller and Hannah Hoch as muses—rebellious femmes wearing men’s clothing in the 1930s. A feminine touch sweetens this season’s masculine silhouettes in a
classic palette like camel, black, ivory, or navy. Tailoring meets poetry.
LG Says: Perfection
The Look: Theory
Parkas, raincoats, long johns, and utility boots have hiked off the catwalk. This foul weather gear is perfect for our city’s four-season-in-a-day climate.
LG Says: City slicker
The Look: Louis Vuitton
Try It: Pendleton Blanket-Inset Small Bucket Bag, Urban Outfitters, $179
There is a flurry of shearling, feathers, and fur in the forecast. Glamorous, heavy cover is handy on chilly nights and windy days—but it’s far from necessary. Expect an askance glance or two in our high-minded city.
LG Says: Wear at your own risk
The Look: Sacai
Dizzying patterns, print combos, and an Art Nouveau vibe are blindingly strong. Keep mixing not matching.
LG Says: Shock factor
The Look: Prada
Try it: Yigal Azrouel Floral Hybrid Print Dress, $1,250
This article was published in 7x7's September 2014 issue. Click here to subscribe.