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One of the most outstanding trends we’ve spotted for this fall is an intellectual take on color. We have noticed many examples of  the different ways to combine tones and textures. Look for color and fur to emerge as this year’s winning combo.

At last month’s Prada show in Milan, we saw a culturally inspired collection that hinted of a German influence with notes of avant-garde post-modernism art with flowing fabrics that hint both of the movements of dancer Pina Bausch and the visual influences of director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

The overall presentation of this collection felt more like a political movement than a fashion statement. Miuccia Prada plays with the idea of humanism in all the aspects of life, including love, economy and sexuality. Structured coats covered delicate chiffon and silk dresses that called to mind the ideals of Italian romanticism.

The Marni show in Milan was all about excess. In the words of Consuelo Castiglioni the collection was “The Marni world but more than usual.” The sportiness of the house’s heritage was focused more into a couture feeling that was represented throughout the volumes of the clothes and the ambiguous presentation of the fabrics. The creative tension between the sophisticated lines and the aggressiveness of the color and textures indicated that the modern Marni woman is more confident, more exotic, more sporty and less quirky. There is more passion and as Castiglioni says, simply more and better than usual.

Extreme luxury is always the language of Joseph Altuzarra and for his last collection he didn’t disappoint. Altuzarra is known for bringing a French vibe to New York catwalks. He offered a tailored and richly colorful collection for fall. His refinement of the silhouette was, as always,  über flattering and the hints of pink and orange that contrasted with the gray palette were clearly a statement of structure with a relaxed feel.

Take a look to our picks for top looks that will keep your next winter colorful.

-Paris Amaro.