Get a Bead on Spring Fashion Trends from Fushion Magazine
While finally all the fashion weeks are done (or at least we hope so), it’s now time to sift and sort out what you have in the closet that fits into the spring themes for 2008. After all, it’s almost holiday time and one might want to make room for gifts received and things to donate or ebay to clear out the things that one might consider fashion mistakes or just dead from wearing them just a few too many times!
However figuring out what the themes are based on the different cities and fashion weeks might be a bit tricky but we have Fushion Magazine’s Abbey Khan to the rescue with a great article that breaks it down to trends that are sticking around . Meaning if it’s not listed there, think about ditching the item or putting it in storage until another date (and call it vintage!!) .
What Abbey has smartly done was compare and contrast the LA versus New York Fashion Weeks and given you her take on what’s hot and what’s not in the trends– along with gorgeous photos;
Here’s a few snippets of what’s hot in the article — and trust me– it’s a MUST READ if you want to know what’s hot in fashion for spring! Note this is not the ENTIRE article, so you should definitely go hit Fushion Magazine for the hot stuff on her take on LA vs NY Fashion weeks and honestly — we are almost in sync here.. but with a few differences!
LA. Fashion Week gets high! High heels, high shine, and high-waisted clothes ruled the Spring 2008 runways. When it came to shine, gold was the color of choice for Joseph Domingo, Jenny Han, and Candice Held. Domingo used the bold color in his men and women’s collections on tops and bottoms, belts, shoes, and earrings, while Han & Held models sported wedge and high heel shoes in the same hue. Coco Johnsen shined with crystal embellishments and sequins on her bathing suits, jackets and dresses. Samora and Monarchy raised waistlines on their pants, skirts, and shorts.
Skinny jeans and leggings–still in. Oligo Tissew and Monarchy paired skinny jeans with high heels, and celebrity favorites Bird of Prey and Christian Audigier showed off metallic leggings, taking a break from boring black.
( personal comment here– we need to lose the leggings– particularly in the metallic. It’s not flattering except for the very young, the very tall, and the models wearing them)
Straight hair–out. Flat irons can finally go back into the bottom drawer. Wavy to curly and somewhat messy (bedhead) hair is back–it’s soft, natural, and easy. Pin it up like the Jenny Han models, wear it long and full as seen at Tart, or tie it in a low ponytail like the Coco Johnsen girls.
Find your inner goddess. Pistachio green, aqua blue, yellow, and earth tones were seen at Samora. The dresses were feminine without being overly flirty, maybe because the collection was inspired by Bellona, the Roman Goddess of War. Joseph Domingo’s “Goddess” collection was inspired by goddesses-divas throughout the ages that includes Aphrodite, Cleopatra, and Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe. Domingo made an impact by opening the show with two Adonises in gold swimsuits escorting a female model and continued with the goddess theme
The Green Initiative
Going green. The Gallery produced The Green Initiative show with collections from designers that promote organic lines and send positive messages about sustaining the environment. The six collections and two accessory lines showcased included Peligrosa, Protect the Element by Roshi Salim, Wet Cement, Vintage China, Rene Geneva Design, M The Movement, ArteSania jewelry, and Demano handbags.
New York Fashion Week
Perry Ellis and Nautica played it safe by showing traditional menswear collections. Perry Ellis carried solid colored pants, shorts, shirts, and blazers in white and grey while Nautica stuck to its classic white and navy sailboat style, but went outside its boundaries with some bright yellow and blue pieces. Adventurous souls may seek Duckie Brown for his bold colors that includes a yellow trench coat, red pants, and an orange jacket, but he also showcased some navy and white pieces for when he feels subdued
Yellow fever Yellow-green pants, bead necklaces, and chunky pumps were seen at the Willow show while a golden-yellow hue was seen on silk dresses and tops offset with purple in either the garment itself or with a purple belt at Reem Acra. Yellow tops added a pop of color when paired with grey or khaki coats and suits at Nanette Lepore, livening up the outfit..
Buns. Worn high or low, buns dominated the runways. At Lela Rose, hair was parted in the middle and the buns were twisted and worn low; at Terexov, a high chignon rested on pulled back hair with no part; and Yeohlee exaggerated the trend by parting hair in the middle from the front to the nape of the neck with buns on both sides of the head.
There’s a great deal more to this article– please go check it out at Fushion Magazine
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