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Paris Fashion Week wrapped up last week drawing fashion month to an official close. Fall 2016 collection did not disappoint, there were a number of show stopping moments that graced the runway in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Yours truly was on high alert, checking fashion show reviews and reports to bring you an early trend forecast that will be big this upcoming Fall 2016.

Sequins Fun

This is one of those rare moments when designers from across the globe have embraced a more vivacious spirit for winter season and showcased sequins in a loud, fun and statement grabbing fashion. Gucci did a sequined rendition of an oriental dress, whereas Dolce & Gabbana was unapologetic and sent an army of models in bold sequined dresses down the runway.

High Shine

We saw shiny pleather from Ralph Lauren, structured metallic coats from Max Mara and bronze lamé dress from Lanvin. Designers are on high voltage alert with their metallic pieces in gorgeous fall colors of burgundy, emerald green, copper and dusty pink.  Ralph Lauren sent the fashion world into a frenzy closing the show with a stunning liquid shiny pleather skirt paired with a simple black turtleneck and knee-high boots.

Sophisticated Plaid

Forget 90s grunge for this upcoming season, plaid gets a sophisticated makeover. We’ve seen long structured coats, beautiful jackets and country inspired suiting. Victoria Beckham championed this trend by giving a fresh and young update to plaid by adding pops of bright colors while high-street brand H&M gave the plaid a Western-style influence.

Statement Fur

The temperature will never hit negative degrees in Doha but it’s still fun to This season wouldn’t be complete without statement outerwear. This upcoming season is focused on big, fluffy, statement fur in various styles. Jason Wu’s graphic furs to J.Crew’s cotton candy version, one thing is for certain is that this trend has a statement-making impact for winter.

 Suiting it Up

The classic pantsuit doesn’t belong in the corporate setting any longer. The power suit was redefined for the women who rule not only the boardroom but also the street style arena. Suits come in bold patterns and colors, and come in every fit from sexy fitted version to a more androgynous cut.

Velvet Touch

If there is one fabric that dominated the runway across the globe, it’s velvet. The rich fabric is not a new trend but designers got creative with the use of this luscious fabric.  Alberta Ferretti created a pajama suit that you’d want to wear even to bed. Velvet is not just in black or burgundy this season, Monse and Preen gave it an appealing update sending down beautifully draped velvet dresses in luscious pink color down the runway.