With Fall creeping just around the corner, I have been keeping an eye on the upcoming season’s trends and have been perusing through street-style shots and the latest designer collections. Much to my delight, patchwork has been a common thread through many of the collections for Fall. Distressed, deconstructed styles made from denim and kitschy quilted garments have dominated the runways for designers such as Moschino and Christopher Kane. It pays homage to the 70s obsession that is currently going on within the fashion industry, but it’s still fresh and modern. And it’s eco-friendly! You know what to do with those worn out pieces that you are no longer feeling. I love patchwork because it is incredibly versatile. It can be subtle and sophisticated in office-appropriate muted colours (think a champagne silk blouse and tan leather patchwork pencil skirt) or loud and boisterous in 80s-inspired neon hues. I especially love the idea of pairing a chunky, oversized patchwork sweater with patched denim and suede ankle boots. It’s Raggedy Ann meets runway couture. Hello Fall, you may make your entrance now.