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.