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Libertine started off the trend in New York with the use of bold mixed prints. The following weeks saw a flurry of geometric patterns from the likes of Prada, Proenza Schouler and Dries Van Noten. They are not for the shy but fashion loving woman. No, these patterns are bold and slick and made for the woman who wants to stand out. The best part about geometric patterns is that you can find them on almost anything… from long sleeve shirts, blouses, tunics, leggings, skirts and dresses to coats.

When you have made the decision to make a fashion statement in a geometric pattern it is very important to dress it up with some chic accessories. Keep your shoes and handbag in the same color scheme as the geometric designs that are being worn.

Libertine Fall Winter 2011-12

Derek Lam Fall Winter 2011-12

Prada Fall Winter 2011-12

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011-12

Thakoon Fall Winter 2011-12

Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2011-12

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Don’t hesitate to brighten up Winter’s dark days by wearing a coat in a cheery color. Go bold with bright orange, purple, pink, blue or red. When looking for a boldly colored coat strive for one with subtle design elements to keep the focus on the color and to avoid conflicting fashion elements. Winter doesn’t have to be boring… spice it up with a gorgeous technicolor coat!

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011-12

Yves Saint Laurent Fall Winter 2011-12

Burberry Prorsum Fall Winter 2011-12

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011-12

Nina Ricci Fall Winter 2011-12

Guess what, ladies? Polka dots are back! As if they ever went away, right? Polka dots are classically associated with Minnie Mouse skirts, but remarkable creativity has gone into re-vamping polka dots for Fall Winter 2011-12. They are almost on everything… from retro dresses, coats, tops and hats to tights. Polka dots are perfect because they are a less intimidating print, easy to work with and can create looks for every occasion.

Lanvin Fall Winter 2011-12

Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2011-12

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall Winter 2011-12

Diane von Furstenberg Fall Winter 2011-12

Gucci Fall Winter 2011-12

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011-12

Flowers are a common Spring sight, but this Fall designers put the print on cold-weather clothes too, whether in the form of dandelions at Miu Miu, Jil Sander’s colorful daisies, or Ming vase-inspired patterns from Mary Katrantzou. Flower Power! But if you don’t want to look like a total garden, just wear one flower print garment and keep the rest simple and clean.

Jil Sander Fall Winter 2011-12

Miu Miu Fall Winter 2011-12

Balenciaga Fall Winter 2011-12

Givenchy Fall Winter 2011-12

Jonathan Saunders Fall Winter 2011-12

Giambattista Valli Fall Winter 2011-12

Mary Katrantzou Fall Winter 2011-12

Some of the season’s best looks are dripped with languid, liquid shine. It came in the familiar form of cocktail dresses at Balmain and Calvin Klein, as well as in unexpected places. Alexander Wang’s poncho’s will be one of the season’s must-haves and Stella McCartney’s golden dress is the eyecatcher of her Fall Winter 2011-12 collection. Be sure having some shiny garments to brighten up Winter’s dark days. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

Balmain Fall Winter 2011-12

Haider Ackermann Fall Winter 2011-12

Prada Fall Winter 2011-12

Stella McCartney Fall Winter 2011-12

Calvin Klein Fall Winter 2011-12

Alexander Wang Fall Winter 2011-12

As delicate as its reputation, lace took on a whole new persona with a less pretty and more powerful presence. Take Lanvin’s heavy-duty head-to-toe motifs and you know lace is not romantic anymore. A head-to-toe outfit in lace is too much for you? Well, combine a lace top with leather pants and you’re that powerful woman you’ve always wanted to be. Dresses have a more powerful cut and if you wear them with a pair of killer heels, you’re the independent woman every man is afraid of.

Stella McCartney Fall Winter 2011-12

Bottega Veneta Fall Winter 2011-12

Lanvin Fall Winter 2011-12

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2011-12

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011-12

If there is one color that stood out above all the rest, it is red. Shades of scarlet, cardinal and vermilion are everywhere, whether it is Michael Kors’ furs, a classic Chanel jacket, or a sparkling Dorothy-style skirt at Rodarte. Wear it with black or go for a head-to-toe red outfit. Rouge! Ça bouge! And this season… more than ever!

Michael Kors Fall Winter 2011-12

Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2011-12

Lanvin Fall Winter 2011-12

Rodarte Fall Winter 2011-12

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011-12

Jonathan Saunders Fall Winter 2011-12

Chanel Fall Winter 2011-12