Tuesday, February 26, 2008
My Desire (Clothes!)
Since we aren’t feeling too well, I’m doing lazy stuff. One of those “lazy stuffs” is looking up fashion trends for winter with the delicious prospect of being able to wear some of them. I picked (above) what I would buy right off the runway. (In real life, I mostly wear jeans.) I can't remember the marketing enough to remember when the new styles make it to the store - maybe six months to a year for fall fashion to hit the general market from the runway. I’m kind of sad; I really do like the tunics and the baby doll tops, and the sleek empire waist dresses with the refined 60’s-70’s prints, but they are going bye bye.
I love to watch the runway shows as the whole show is another form of art, the theme, the way the show is put together, the design of the clothing, the makeup and hair, the music! Someday maybe I’ll get to see the real deal!
Here’s my thoughts on what I’m seeing:
It appears that bare legs are out, at least for winter – that will be a relief for girls everywhere who have been freezing their legs off to be in style, although it was a marvelous freedom to be free of “having to” wear something on the legs, especially when dressed up or wearing dresses to work. What kind of fiend invented those sheer stockings anyway, always too short for tall girls and expensive for working single moms? Tights are back in--black, red, and one designer used fishnet stockings with everything elegant – it worked!
Gray seems to be a great color for next winter. Dolce and Gabanna seem to be working with some rich fabrics and playing around with menswear for women.
Pucci had puffed up everything – I like the bright colors, but too much cloth I thought and everything centered in the middle of the female figure. There were some sleek pants and I loved the little ankle boots. Pants seem to be sitting above the ankle which is leg-shortening for shorter gals, not much if boots and socks are same color of pants, but present opportunity for some fun mixtures for taller gals.
Dsquared2 showed a lot of black, black and white, some red thrown in, and the fashions are geared toward a “librarian with a serious wild streak.” How fun is that!
Dell’Acqua came up with beautiful jewel tone shiny fabrics, form fitting dresses and wonderful flowing pants.
That's my daydreaming/inspiration. Have fun!