Saturday, July 29, 2006

Fashion Trend - Autumn and Winter 2006 (Summary)

For this autumn and winter, the fashion trends may somehow be quite familiar to you as some are just continuation of the trends in the previous years. Anyway, old ideas can be executed innovatively to give a fresh new look. We will list down the main points below and further explain in the coming blogs.

Autumn and Winter 2006 Fashion Trends :

1. Ladies and Gentlemen : Men's look on ladies bodies
2. Go Checkers : Checkers are back especially those from Scotish skirt
3. Gothic Punk : Gothic and Punk look will be back
4. Couture : Ready-to-wear goes for couture
5. Cape and Poncho : The trend is back from 2004
6. Fur : All time favourite for Winter but you may choose faux fur if you love animals.
7. Conservative : Cover youself as much as you could.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Fashion Trend - Autumn and Winter 2006 (Color)

Even though summer has not passed yet this year, the fashion industry has prepared the latest fashion collections for the coming autumn and winter. For this year, some trends are continuities of trends from spring and summer and some are the re-invention of all time favorites. Let's have a look at the fashion color trends first. The four favorite colors from fashion designers this year are black, grey, gold and the suprising red.

Black color is an all time favorite from fashion designers for A/W fashion collections. For this year, it is also the central color accompanied by white, gold and brick red etc to create more tones. High class materials such as crocodile leather are used for presenting the classic and elegant black color.

This grey trend is not a dull grey or simple grey but a mix and match of different greys. Different scale of greys should be presented in different layers and by different materials.

A continunity of the 80's bling bling trend of this spring and summber. The gold color designs are led by Gucci by utilizing high class fabric materials such as silk, fur and leather. All kinds of gold are welcome.

A surprising color for this A/W as the red should be a color for spring and summer. However, adding the red has added more eye catch elements for this A/W.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Fashion Power from the Southern Hemisphere - Sass & Bide

Sass & Bide is another famous fashion brand from Australia. The label was founded by Sarah-Jane Clarke (nickname "sass") and Heidi Middleton (nickname "bide") who also use their nicknames to form the brand name. Sass & Bide began life as a stall on London's Portobello Road with customized clothes and then rose to new fashion heights with their famous East Village Jean - a sexy hipster with a daring 2 inch zip. In 2000, the brand has been recognized by Harvey Nichols, the famous department store in London and was allowed to be sold within their counter. Now, their fashion collection has expanded from the innovative new shapes and detailing in denim to an extensive and luxurious fashion range which showcases twice a year at New York Fashion Week. With their design characteristics of quirky and sexy, the brand has attracted celebrity fans such as Gisele Bundchen, Mischa Barton, Kate Moss and Sarah Jessica Parker etc. In particular, Sarah Jessica Parker has chose to dress in Sass & Bide to feature in the popular drama "Sex and the City"!