Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Preview of Spring 2009 Trends

We're always excited to see the new trends to come down the runway during fashion weeks around the world. Here's a preview of what's to come for next season:

From New York, we saw lots of transparency and muted tones. The color nude was a big hit with many designers from everything to dresses, skirts and tops.

London constantly presents promising new talent during fashion week and we loved Brunello Cucinelli whose safari theme and menswear inspirations conjured the perfect new spring jacket: a grey cotton tailcoat made of sweatshirt fabric. Emma Cook, Stella McCartney (Stella's simple black, white, nude, and muted sea palette was stunning. We loved the idea of the oversized men's blazer worn over everything from dresses to leggings and tapered pants), and Alexander McQueen are constant faves. Along with other fashion insiders, we think Christopher Kane is a talent to watch.

Milan was all about fluidity, fringe and fun. Our favorite was Jill Sander's fringed creations which were intricate and expertly executed. We can't help but think of Italy and also think of sensuous sex appeal and Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci examined this idea with opposites: close to the body classic sexiness and tailored separates built for confident women.

Paris played with minimalism on one end to color and eccentricity on the other. References were varied but some of our favorites were Dries Van Noten with an incredibly wearable collection, to Ann Demeulemeester's Grecian layers and Aussie Martin Grant for his usual understated and unfussy glamour.

Look out for our next post for our favorite key pieces for next spring.

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