San Francisco designer and Project Runway Season 10, Melissa Fleis, talked about fall trends at Bloomingdales in San Francisco. Using her own leather designs combined with fashion pulled from the floors of Bloomingdales, Melissa offered her perspective on how to ‘make it work’ for the season.

Bright pops of color – red, lime green, and pink – were combined with graphic prints, as were darker, muted shades, like muddied forest green. Color-blocking and neon’s are still on-trend. Leather is showing up everywhere- pants, tops, skirts and trim- which is great for this up-and-coming designer whose specialty is custom leather, especially her cropped, go-everywhere jackets.  Melissa’s designs are currently featured at NWBLK in San Francisco.

Great thing about leather is that it does not really wrinkle, so it is the perfect travel companion.