Some people blogged about polka dots while others tweeted about chic-country (yawn.) What I noticed? Head-to-toe ketchup and mustard hues. Sayonara BLACK, the one trend you can’t deny is that fall 2011 is all about colour. Haute Oscar Meyer aside, prospective trends will include colour blocking like it’s 1988; vibrant blues, greens, yellows, oranges, pinks and purples will mix, sometimes with each other, and other times with muted khaki, and grey tones. Designers such as Jonathan Saunders, Jil Sander and Milly will inspire outfits and street styles with colour layered upon colour. It’s exciting to envision Toronto’s colder months with such fresh vigour.

See the deep red and mustard yellow runway looks and grab what’s in stores now.

~ Erin Pehlivan

Go Ketchup:
1. Jeffrey Campbell front row fashion wedge, Mod Cloth, 159.99
2. See by Chloe sheep-intarsia wool blend scarf, The Outnet, $90
3. Zara frock coat with shoulder pads, $199

Go Mustard: 
4. Cheap Monday Tanya Tank, Karmaloop, $30
5. Fjallraven Kanken Laptop Bag, Jonathan and Olivia, $110
6. TBA Organza Ballerina Print Dress, ASOS, $268.95

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Mustard Trends L to R:

Paul Costelloe – London Fashion Week
Mulberry – London Fashion Week
Jaeger London – London Fashion Week
The Row – New York Fashion Week
Lela Rose – New York Fashion Week
TopShop Unique – London Fashion Week 

Deep Red Trend L to R:

Marios Schwab  – London Fashion Week
Meadham Kirchoff – London Fashion Week
A Detacher – New York Fashion Week
Charles Anastase – London Fashion Week
Naeem Khan – New York Fashion Week
Jason Wu – New York Fashion Week