From the dark florals at Alexander McQueen and Nina Ricci to the poetic fringe at Lanvin and Valentino, the fall collections have a rich, bohemian vibe. And as I plan my trip to Paris and Milan this month for the next round of fashion shows, I find myself gravitating toward that look. A fringed skirt, an embroidered coat, and a pair of snakeskin boots are perfectly suited to the romance of Europe in the autumn. I’ve long wanted to visit Vienna and, wardrobe-wise, this might be the time. I can’t think of a better outfit in which to sip mulled wine and stroll along the Danube.
Photos: Viennese Waltz
Valentino coat, $5,990, turtleneck, $1,650, skirt, $4,690, and belt, $5,890, Valentino, New York, 212.772.6969; Valentino Garavani bag, $2,945, and shoes, $795, Valentino, New York, 212.772.6969; Eva Fehren gold and diamond rings, $4,345 and $2,530, and gold rings, $1,450 and $700, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900.
Kohlmarkt and Hofburg Palace, Vienna. Photograph by Corbis.
Vita Fede bracelets, $375–$465, vitafede.com.
Dolce & Gabbana dress, $5,995, dolcegabbana .com.
Creatures of the Wind jacket, $1,495, Ikram, Chicago, 312.587.1000.
Gucci boots, $3,350, gucci.com.
Louis Vuitton bag, $4,400, louisvuitton.com.
Nina Ricci top, $2,135, shopbop.com.
Nina Ricci skirt, $1,590, shopbop.com.
Tory Burch pullover, $595, toryburch.com.
Eddie Borgo earrings, $160, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 212.753.7300. Jack Vartanian gold and diamond earrings, $9,500, jackvartanian.com.