By Melissa Unsell of Vinously Chic
Local fashionistas convened all over town last night for various Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) events. I found myself amongst friends at Neiman Marcus La Cantera. The affair was glittered with socialites, industry peeps, bloggers, and other fashion lovers. I made my way to the runway and claimed a second row seat – anxiously awaiting the small thrill of a runway show. I could not help but to reminiscence about my trip last Fall to New York Fashion Week. This was nothing compared to a fashion week show, but it sure offers a nice fix.
A few minutes later the show begins, highlighting the top trends for Fall. Below are some of my favorites, along with vinous wine pairings of course!
Trend: Navy, The New Neutral
Navy reminds me of blueberries, so why not enjoy a wine with notes of blueberries, such as this 2009 Ridge Vineyards Geyserville – Barrel Sample, Sonoma
Trend: Digital Prints
This trend is wild and has no reservations, that’s why I choose a sassy Shiraz to compliment this trend. Check out the Jasper Hill Shiraz Heathcote Georgia’s Paddock 2005.
Trend: Mixed Greens
I love green, it’s my favorite color. Now, apparently I can wear every shade I own all at once. Sweet! Since green reminds me of plants and the earth, I can’t help but to think first of an old world Pinot Noir with earthy notes on the palate. Yes, that bodes quite well with this trend.
Other HOT Trends this Fall:
The Jacket – Goes Over Everything
Brooches – They are Back!
The Statement Handbag
Although I’m not off to Fashion Week this year. I quite enjoyed this fashion affair in San Antonio. The crowd was buzzing, and local business were abounding, including Mercedes Benz, The Society Diaries, OCHO, Bohanan’s, Sustenio, to name a few. The food was fun, the drinks were ok (no wine was in sight – a major disappointment for any oenophile). So, I enjoyed some bubbly and a cocktail from Bohanan’s. I suppose I can’t complain….
VIDEOS: I have several short videos from the event that I will share in my next post. Stay tuned!