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Fashion’s Night Out: Fall Trends Hit the Runway

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

Leather

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….

 

Voguishly Yours,

Melissa Unsell

 

VIDEOS:  I have several short videos from the event that I will share in my next post.  Stay tuned!

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