Fall 2013 is sure to be filled with texture from head to toe! Whether it's painstakingly hand sewn sequins and beads or just a little bit of cinched leather accent on a skirt, fun new textures are everywhere. The sewn on decals add a new effect that flat prints simply cannot convey. With movies these days starting to be exclusively 3-D and the availability of 3-D TV's at home, it only makes sense that the same feel would bleed into the fashion world. These new textures add that special something that can easily make a simple garment unforgettable.
These pants are a wonderful example of sewn on decals adding a 3-D print to a fairly simple pant. The pattern is reminiscent of the 60's but still feels brand new with the added texture.
Adding texture to an ensemble can be as simple as attaching a knit pocket to a flat fabric skirt. Texture doesn't have to overwhelm the entire outfit to make it an unforgettable look.
Here is another great way to add just a little bit of extra texture to a simple sweater. These detailed knit flowers are beautiful addition an add more pattern play when mixed with the striped pants and patterned hand bag.
I love felting for Fall 13! It's a really cool way to add whatever you want to a sweater or jacket. Felting a brand name to a sweater is becoming a big trend for the upcoming Fall season. This can also be a great way to update old sweaters you have laying around by felting in your own designs or even cute elbow patches.
Textured heels are so fun and bring life to some older styles. Adding the gold textured heel gives this black pump and added edge.
These heels would be amazing just with the color blocking for Fall 12 but the added studs on the think heel make it a hot ticket for next Fall and I'm sure we'll see more of this soon!
And embossed look is another way to add that touch of texture to a leather jacket. These embossed tiger stripes are beautiful and bring so much life to an already fantastic outfit.
Here is another smaller example of sewn on decals. The great thing about the sewn on additions is that you can really have as much or as little as you want. This is a bit more toned down than the entire pant but still has that cool feel to it.
I always love a good royal blue and this coat is stunning. The blue embossed pattern over the black is gorgeous and brings me back to an earlier post about the 1950's feel coming back into fashion. This pattern gives off the same 50's vibe as Saab's collection in a more everyday way.
Fabric manipulation has been a big trend lately and this shows just one of the many ways a designer can change the entire look and feel of a fabric into anything they want. This texture is particularly wonderful because of how much work and detail goes into a garment like this. Absolutely stunning.
This corset like detail adds texture in a way that shapes the body as color blocking and strategic seams would. This is done in a less extreme way than a lot of tailoring but still adds the same body contouring effect with the pieces.
This collar shows a smaller way to add texture without overwhelming a fabulous coat. This textured collar bring the attention to the face without taking away from the beautifully tailored coat.
This leather on the bottom of the skirt gives it so much trend appeal. I love the hard and soft mix of the leather and the ruching. This is another smaller way to add some texture that gives an outfit just the right amount of attention.
Elie Saab is one of my favorite designers for this reason: detail.
All of these dresses have the amazing texture that he is known for. Each bead adds to a beautiful pattern unlike any other.
So whether you want all over hand sewn beading or DIY felting, adding texture to your Fall 13 wardrobe is a must.