Monday, August 30, 2010

Fashion Trends - Fall and Winter 2010

New seasons are coming. New fashion trends are coming too. Let's take a look at the main fashion trends for this F/W 2010.

1. Fur / Faux Fur

Furs are flourished along the runway for this F/W. Fur coats, fur shawls, fur jackets or fur trousers etc. Furs can fulfill all kinds of imaginations of fashion designers. In response to the claims for animal protection, faux fur has become a commonly adopted element to replace fur. Among them is the God of Fashion, Karl Lagerfeld who has turned faux fur into new chic by stating in his show at Paris Fashion Week "It's the triumph of fake fur … because fake fur changed so much and became so great now that you can hardly see a difference." His design collections for Chanel all comes with faux fur trim in various ways of presentation including the classic tweed suits of Chanel. He announced to the world of fashion that "You cannot fake chic, but you can be chic in fake fur."

2. Power of Women - Cape

In modern world, women have become more and more successful in their career. Therefore, a stronger look is welcomed by them to show the power of women. Wide shoulders, Oversized Dressing are some of these "powerful" elements revived in previous seasons. For this F/W, cape has come to life to continue this trend. Cape, poncho etc are among the collections from Emporio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Zucca etc.

3. Tribal / Ethnic Look

Whenever talking about the Tribal /Ethnic fashion trend, one must have raised her hands for Dries Van Noten. DVN have been a major force in promoting this trend each year. However, to your surprice, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano are leading this fashion trend for this F/W. From Chinese Cheong Sam to Russian Styles, from Middle Eastern to South American, different cultural elements are mixed into fashion designs to tell us "The World is Flat".

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Inspiring Outfit Ideas #1

Neutral colors are a big trend for 2010, from footwear, makeup to apparel. Anything from soft flesh-tone hues to earthy neutrals is going to be on the hot list for fall. Nudes go well when combined with other colors in an outfit. They are ethereal and chic. But nude colors tend to wash out some skin tones, so mix nudes with black and darker neutral tones like brown and gray.

For paler persons, khaki, camel and beige aren’t always flattering to their skin tones. So why not try gray instead? It’s an easier color to pull off, and it works well even with vibrant brights like Fusion, Coral or Violet. Somehow it also makes office attires like button-downs and one-piece seem, seem movie star-worthy.

Embrace the lighter shade of fashion with confidence and spice up your wardrobe with some trendy neutrals this fall.