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Pantalones

So.  One of the things I considered a runway trend for fall but I never posted about was trousers.  I saw lots of great pants in the Spring and Fall shows that would make me give up my uniform of skinny jeans.  So here are some images I’ve collected from runway shows, ads and fashion communities.

Comments after the jump.

Brian Reyes s/s09

Brian Reyes s09

Devi Kroell s/s09

Devi Kroell s09 2

Dries van Noten s/s 09

Dries Van Noten s09

Marc by Marc Jacobs s/s 09

Marc by Marc Jacobs s09 4

Brian Reyes f/w 09

Brian Reyes f09

Emanuel Ungaro f/w 09

Emanuel Ungaro f09 2

Hermès f/w 09

Hermes f09 2

Parabal Gurung f/w 09

Parabal Gurung f09

a blogger whose blog I stumbled across a while ago.

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Chictopia.com user ClassyTrash

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picture from a lookbook I believe I found on Fabsugar.com

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from a Martin and Osa ad.

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Spring: the first part of the alphabet

So I’m going through all the spring collections again to see what I missed (which is a lot because I didn’t have regular access to the internet during fashion week) and here are some of my finds (that I didn’t already post):

(pictures from style.com)

Antonio Beardi

Antonio Beardi s09

Too young and no real reason for a suit, but maybe someday.  So classy but casual but cool.

Barbara Tfank

Barbara Tfank s09

A little girlier than I normally do, but I like the cut of the pants and I think the jacket/top is cute.

Charles Nolan

Charles Nolan s09 3 

Super cool…

Danielle Scutt

 Danielle Scutt s09 2

Casual and easy to copy, shorts are sort of unflattering though, I’d go for something a little better.

Diane von Furstenberg

 Diane von Furstenberg s09

Very pretty, I like the metallic skirt.

Diesel Black Gold

 Diesel Black Gold s09 3

Diesel Black Gold s09 4

Both in the vein of rock and roll prep which I love.  Not crazy about the jeans in the second picture, but the first one is great, I wish I had the nerve to mix patterns like that.

Dries van Noten

Dries Van Noten s09

Maybe a little dressy/preppy for me,but it feels like summer…

Gap

Gap s09 2

I guess I need a pair of colored jeans for spring…

Hanii Y

Hanii Y s09 3

And of course, the basic white…

Fun for Fall

Today Style.com put up their list of the must-haves for fall 2009.

Obviously lists like this are pretty subjective, or at least they should be in a world with free-will.  But regardless, I look to the runway for inspiration and their picks aren’t bad.

Their lis with my opinions (photos after the jump):

1. Something faux – I would definitely say that fur faux or real is very of-the-moment – it’s everywhere on the streets.

2. Over-the-knee boots – see here

3. Something sexy – I’m not sure this is a trend – didn’t Justin already bring sexy back?

4. Color – I do like color, but in general I would say I don’t see this one sticking in New York or Paris

5. Something draped – This one isn’t on my must-have list, but ok, draping is flattering.

6. Leather Jacket – I would call this a classic, so it’s always a must-have.  I saw a ton of great jackets this season, and I’m still in search of one for myself.

7. Strong-shouldered jacket – meh, I’m not a fan of the 80s.  If you’re purely following trends, then this a definite must-have, I’m a little more hesitant.

8. Something surreal – um really?

9. Decorated leg – again, not sure on this one.  I’d like to change it, I think trousers would be better for this list.  I’ll post on it later, perhaps.

10. Something studded – ALWAYS.  Studs make almost anything better.

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Runway trend: Strong Shoulders

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from top – left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Balmain, Alberta Feretti, Zac Posen, Richard Chai, Nina Ricci, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Luis Vuitton, Gucci, Fendi, Dries van Noten, Doo.Ri, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, Costume National, Calvin Klein, Balmain- again, oops!)

So this is a huge collage, I know, I don’t actually expect anyone to be able to see every photo, it’s mostly to show the number of designers that showed the look…

I was born too late in the 80s to have really participated in them or to remember them, but from the pictures I’ve seen, I don’t want them to come back.  Unfortunately, the designers in the fashion world don’t share my opinion.  Just about every runway review I read on Style.com mentioned the 80s.  

The strong shoulders here aren’t too bad.  Some of them, though remind me of the fins on an old Cadillac (see Balmain, Zac Posen).

Just so long as the linebacker shoulders stay in the 80s (or on the football field) I’m fine with this one.

Runway trend: Furry Sleeves?

furry-sleeves(from top to bottom, left to right: Undercover, Michael Kors, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Dries van Noten, Doo.Ri, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Giles Deacon)

So here’s one trend I’m not sure I really see taking off.  I understand fur coats, vests, trim, scarves, stoles etc, but I’m not sure I understand the allure of furry or feathery sleeves.

I think Michael Kors did it well (second from left on top).  On her it looks more like an accent and more lady-like, but on the others,  I can’t quite say the same.

I’m guessing this avant-garde look will stay in magazine editorials and may show up on some editors at runway shows, but I can’t see this look trickling down to the masses via Forever 21…