Here in the Hudson Valley we like to be comfortable and our clothes to be very functional, but that doesn't mean that they can't be trendy. Fashion can make a statement that expresses individuality in ways that words can't. So, that's why we hit up New York Fashion Week for the latest trends. We caught up with New York Fashion Week designer, Son Jung Wan, while she was debuting her spring collection for spring 2018, to get the 411 on what people should be wearing this fall season.

She says the number one thing to have this fall is self "expression." She says that is "key" for this fall season to have the self-confidence to express one's self through their attire. It seems like Son Jung Wan's words are harking back to her fall 2017 collection, which debuted this past February. It was all about expressing the sensibility of the 80’s. That collection, which is in stores now, has exaggerated silhouettes and bold colors. For the fall, Son Jung Wan forecasts handcrafted knits in burgundy. She also sees pebble grey mixed with metallic gold jacquard and layered with panne velvet and luxurious furs to create a sense of drama.

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"The French Riviera" inspires her latest collection, which is for spring 2018. She cites the French art, especially paintings, as inspired for the collection. Debuting this week at New York Fashion Week, the collection has bold looks that are also very light and airy. It’s a playful mix of vivid colors, with a lot of floral prints as well as feminine silhouettes. Son Jung Wan says the spring collection is for "sexy, smart and warm-hearten women."

Overall, the forecast of fall fashion entails self-expression mixed with bold colors and exaggerated silhouettes with added details like velvet or furs to add drama.

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