The New Minimalism

Fall's new minimalist looks are anything but plain.

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Fall's new minimalism is anything but boring. At Chloe, sleek separates and outerwear pieces like this v-necked cocoon coat were executed with clean lines and cozy wool textures.
C/O Celine
Phoebe Philo is largely responsible for renewing interest in minimalist chic, and she didn't disappoint fans with Celine's fall '12 collection, which included drapey silk tees and crisp bootleg trousers.
C/O the Row
Simple, floor-length evening looks by the Row had a tunic-like feel finished with long skirt slits and U-shaped necklines.
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Altuzarra's fashion-forward take on the classic LBD featured contrasting white cuffs and a razor-sharp boatneck.
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Likewise, Victoria Beckham offered up the quintessential sleeveless black cocktail dress for fall 2012, which she accented with a thin leather wrap belt and subtly flared skirt.
Reed Krakoff added interest to a simple t-shirt dress by adding white python panels and sheer silk details.
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Clavin Klein's elegant LBD featured a slightly higher neckline and a soft, marled wool texture that makes it perfect for chilly winter months.
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Sleek minimalist separates at Fendi had an almost futuristic appeal finished with high necklines, perfectly square pockets and subtle leather accents.
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Jil Sander's enormous floor-length fall coats struck precisely the right balance between oversized sloppiness and clean minimalist chic.
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Alber Elbaz skipped his signature draping for fall 2012, opting instead for rigidly tailored cocktail dresses in bold jewel tones.
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