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In the past, pet fashion trends were a few years behind human trends. This fall, pet fashion is keeping up and even setting some trends of its own. From pairing black with white to a regression to the 80s, this fall has something stylish for dogs of all personalities.
When Elle Magazine held its fall fashion show, one huge trend was black and white together: stripes, checks, and blocks are all par for the course this year. Pair this with a pop of color like designer Lola Tiegland of Lola Couture d’Chiens does with her French inspired collection to create a standout look for your fur baby.
As usual, the Met Ball brought out creativity that made fashion headlines. The major standout — Claire Danes’ light-up gown — ushered in a techno trend for fall. Techno has been trending in pet fashion since an LED light-up dress hit the runway at the 2014 New York Pet Fashion Show. That dress was created by Ada Nieves for Pets, who partnered with designer Glady Delgado-Garced. Ada Nieves now has a full light-up line called Fireflies sure to make your pooch the center of attention.
An added bonus of this techno trend is that it lends safety to our pups during fall weather, when it starts to get darker earlier. Corky’s Reflective Wear has created lines of vests, jackets, and overcollars made from a technical weatherproof fabric with 3M Scotchlite, which is visible up to 1,000 feet away. Knowing that 65 percent of pedestrian accidents occur between dusk and dawn, the company’s mission is “to make the world safer for pets and their owners.”
A throwback to 80s fashion is also on fall’s horizon, but hold the legwarmers. This decade ushered in the rocker punk trend that’s making a comeback. Karen Varley of PJNY Dogwear debuted her rocker spike collection at this year’s New York Pet Fashion Show. If a more girly glam punk look fits your pup’s personality, you’re in luck because the Cyndi Lauper-type punk look with a feminine flair is definitely in.