Sunday, December 07, 2008

Fashion Trend - Fall and Winter 2008 (Checkers Again)

In the Fall and Winter fashion trends of recent years, checkers is undoubtedly the most repeatedly used element by famous fashion designers. Besides checkers, many people use alternative words like Tartan or Plaid (American English). According to Wikipedia, Tartan/Plaid is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. D&G has used tartan as the main element in their F/W 2008 fashion show which has injected the soul of English countryside style into their new fashion designs. From scarf to coat to skirt, you can find checkers all around the runway. However, you will not get bored. Checkers are well presented in their design with different colors bands and mix and match with thin belts, faux fur coat etc. Besides D&G, Tommy Hilfiger also integrates checkers into their college look design. With their classice colors of red, white and blue, checkers have evolved into a modern classic element in their new design.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Fashion Trend - Fall and Winter 2008 (Minimalism)

Maximalism has been widely adopted for many years by fashion designers to give a more attractive and WOW outlook. This year, Minimalism gives a good balance by leading one of the fashion trends. A less-is-more philosophy is embedded in the DNA of many famous fashion brands like Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Narciso Rodriguez, and Prada. Maybe you will ask whether it will be too boring for such a "Less is More" idea. However, without fancy designs, Minimalism is expressed in a different way through cuttings, contrast and combinations in materials and a marvellous use of colors. One of the master pieces is a nude color dress from Prada. The simple and clean design outstands the cutting. It's just like a second layer of skin for human beings!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fashion Trend - Fall and Winter 2008 (Summary)

Fashion is a business hard to catch up. Fashion is a life style you want to catch up. Fashion is something ladies must catch up. Fashion is ..... No matter what, now is time for you to catch up with the lastest fashion trends for Fall and Winter 2008. Below is a summary of some major trends :

1. Minimalism - Less is More

2. Checkers Again

3. Dropping Down

4. The 70's Glam

As usual, I will further explain each trend in more details later. Don't miss it!!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2008 (Printed Matter)

Printed matter? Yes, this time the printing is on clothes. Apart from the normal printings, you will find floral prints, stars and moons, geometric patterns and even a whole chinese painting. What a wonderful world it is! This trend reminds you to be more lively and energetic in your new Spring & Summer. It also gives you more options in mix and match besides simple colors. Leading fashion brands promoting this trend includes Chanel, Prada, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent etc.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2008 (Color Saturation)

After a dull gray and black winter, the spring and summer of 2008 lead us back to a colorful world. The color is not simply bright color but a saturation of colors. Oh! No. To be more exact, it should be saturated colors. Colors like chartreuse, tomato red, electric blue and neon shades of green, yellow, pink and orange are all flying along the runways of S/S 2008 fashion shows. Brands like Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren and Alexandre Herchcovitch etc feature this trend along with ethereal design fashion. To go with the simple cutting design of fashion, materials are kept to be simple and basic. Generally one type of fabric is used (mostly satin) and pure saturated colors are adopted without any patterns like dots and stripe. Let's all go along with the most basic presentation of colors and simple cutting design.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2008 (Hippie Revival)

It's not suprising that the Hippie styles of 60's has revived as fashion trend for S/S 2008. The core values of Hippie lifestyle represents freedom, love, peace and caring about the environment which are also the major concerns of modern people. During the 60's, Hippies borrowed clothing from folk cultures, used strong colors, flamboyant styles and a love of humble items such as jeans and other tattered and embellished street wear items to proclaim their non-conformism and thirst from freedom. Using anti-fashion as yet another form of protest against the establishment, they utilized clothing to tell of their plight for social equality and diversity.

This year, it was the "Summer of Love" all over again on the runways. Brands like Balmain, Giorgio Armani, and Veronique Branquinho filled their designs with masses of fringe and splatterings of tie-dye. Prada embraced both fairies and flou. Nina Ricci mashes up hippie and rock styles to give a thought to be mad effect. In all, the Hippies are reviving in new ways in fashion design. Let's enjoy this new "Summer of Love" with our love of the summer and our hippie styles.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2008 (Ethereal Design)

This year, fashion designers started the new S/S season with ethereal design elements. What is ethereal design? Ethereal design should give you the feeling of an angel coming down from the heaven. Loose fitting, see-through and sheer layers are the general features that used to describe ethereal designs. You don't have to very complicated to get along with this trend. The designs can be very simple, loose and clear cutting with fresh colors. Varous fashion brands have used silk, chiffon and jersey material to feature a feeling of lightness, freshness and comfortability. Excellent ethereal designs have been offered by brands like Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Louis Vuitton and Loewe etc. Under this fashion trend, you should be quick to renew your gym membership as you may need to expose plenty of flesh.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fashion Trend - Spring and Summer 2008 (Summary)

After a long long autumn/winter season, we have come to the new season of fashion - Spring and Summer 2008. Spring is the start of year and season of new hope. Fashion designers has brought along the new life of spring and fill up their designs with vivid colors and freshness. Below are some of the major trends of fashion this year :

1. Ethereal Design

2. Hippie Revival

3. Color Saturation

4. Printed Matter

As usual, we will explain each trend in more details later. Don't miss it!!!