Posts Tagged ‘Givenchy’

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: Sheer

Sheer

(top to bottom left to right: Vera Wang, Vena Cava, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Richard Chai, Ralph Lauren, Proenza Schouler, Proenza Schouler again, Luella Bartley, Givenchy, [2nd row] Ferragamo, Emanuel Ungaro, Doo.Ri, Costume National, Collette Dinnigan,Christopher Kane, Christian Lacroix, Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta, Anna Sui, Alexander Wang, Alexander Wang again)

So, again, I don’t really expect anyone to get a truly good idea of what the dresses looked like from this massive collage, but it does give you a vague idea of how many designers showed sheer pieces or pieces with sheer elements.

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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…