Nine Trends You’ll Be Wearing This Fall

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Thigh-high boots at Chalayan. Photo: Imaxtree

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.

Velvet for Adults
Get Ready for Red

You'll Still Be Wearing Leggings

Disco Dollies Will Dance

Defining the Waist

More Leather Than Ever

Fur Hibernates

The Boyfriend Jacket Is Back

Pants Are So Last Year