With fashion-forward femmes like Kate Moss, Erin Wasson, and Agyness Deyn influencing the way that women dress with their insouciant brand of chic (lots of vintage treasures and edgy accessories), we are always tuned in to the ways in which professional models are dressing. These industry insiders are constantly working with the best editors, stylists, and designers, so it makes sense that they look great between shows and shoots too! For today's story, we thought we would focus on ground zero of model-off-duty style in our semi-annual roundup What They Wear: Backstage! Of course, these super stylish and slim specimens often opt for second-skin styles and somber shades, but we also noticed a preponderance of new looks on many of the MVP mannequins. Whether it was pattern play, mixed materials, or an overload of ankle boots, we are pleased to share our fashionable findings. Of course we've trawled through literally hundreds of images to bring you the best of the best so make sure you check out today's subjects and to see what these lithe and lovely ladies are wearing (and perhaps get a peek at what trends will be big for fall!)

Mixed Materials
Little leather jackets may have ruled for the past few seasons, but behind the scenes at the F/W 10 shows textured outerwear was front and center. Hanne Gaby Odiele, seen backstage at Rag & Bone, wore one of the most coveted items that will be huge this fall: the shearling coat. Hers is from Balenciaga's F/W 2006 collection, but loads of designers were showing their own iterations of the trend, including Burberry, Helmut Lang, and Rag & Bone (above, far right). Of course, full-on furry styles were also spotted backstage at Caroline Herrera (bottom, middle) in exaggerated proportions, proving that when it comes to jackets, oversized is the new shrunken!

Pattern Play
It's always a safe bet to assume that our favorite lanky ladies are wearing their fair share of stark shades, but we also noticed a preponderance of patterns, prints, and graphic tees on our stylish subjects

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