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Friday, May 8, 2009

SPRING 2009 trend reports..

DEPRESSION CHIQ..


Who needs economists? With an insight that's
downright uncanny, designers worked both sides of
the crash of 1929, turning out glittery flapper frocks (Alberta Ferretti, Aquilano.Rimondi) and faded sack dresses (Burberry, Bottega Veneta) in equal measure. On the one hand,
Jil Sander's Raf Simons fringed not just dresses but suits,
too; on the other, Marc Jacobs found himself at home on
the prairie.










GEOMETRY
LESSONS
Call it living in 3-D. This season, designers indulged
their
urge to bend, fold, twist, and otherwise manipulate fabric in ever bolder (and bigger) ways. Sleeves at
Dolce &
Gabbana evoked Minnie Mouse ears, while the dresses at Calvin Klein gave new meaning to the term
boxy. Even
Oscar de la Renta experimented with the
trend, whipping
up skirts with a permanent kick ruffle above one knee










GODDESS WORSHIP

In shaky times, it never hurts to go with what works.
And what works is goddess dresses. Light and airy at

Marchesa, like liquid
mercury at Yves Saint Laurent,
and accented with jewels at Malandrino and Monique Lhuillier, Grecian draping made waves on the runways,
and it'll generate plenty of heat on the red carpets, too.











MARRAKECK
EXPRESS


Ali Baba pants at Ralph Lauren, djellabas at Gucci, turbans everywhere from Dries Van Noten to Paul Smith—the Spring runways were as shimmering and vibrant as a Moroccan souk. And there were as many slouchy, sexy silk

jumpsuits as there are stars in an Arabian night sky.










TRASH AND
VAUDEVILLE


Leave it to a new generation of designers—Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and London's Meadham Kirchhoff, included—to revitalize the eighties, a decade most of us were happy to say goodbye to forever. Shoulder pads? If Balmain's Christophe Decarnin is involved, bring 'em on. Ditto ripped denim and shredded lace. They're back, all right, but these aren't the Wall Street eighties; this time around they're positively 8th Street.











HMM.. I'm very much in love with the designs, haha, so I decided to share this
with you gals..

TELL ME WHAT YA THINK GALS..