133 posts tagged F/W 2008 in ALL BLOGS


Rodnik -

LONDON...Newcomers Philip Colbert and Richard Ascott have come onto the fashion stage with a well executed gimmick as well as solidly wearable collections for Juniors. In between the Spring and Fall fashion seasons, the Rodnik designers toured the world as a rock band, performing as a bit of an inside joke at stores and fashion related venues. Despite this extensive ...
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To Russia with Love from Julien -

LONDON...Julien Macdonald's super-glam show brought London Fashion Week to an end, turning the Hilton Ballroom into a winter wonderland with models walking through piles of faux snow. The collection itself was filled with luxe knits and materials, including cashmere cable-knit for sweaters and dresses. There was also a bold black and white window-pane checked mohair for jackets and suits with ...
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Back to the Future -

LONDON...After last season's exploration of '40s/50s couture, Giles Deacon moved things forward several decades, starting with a series of modern quasi-active looks with padded volume that brought to mind previous ideas explored by Japanese designers Rei Kawakubo and Junya Watanabe. However, it wasn't long before Giles was off and running in a different direction of the Gothic variety that has ...
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Erdem Takes a Trip -

LONDON...Erdem Moralioglu delivered on the promise shown in his S/S 08 runway show with a collection full of intense colors and prints that "looked blurry, like a landscape speeding past when you're on a train." The fabrics used were also rich and dense, including double duchesse satin, moiré silk and lace. Shapes varied from long and slender to full volume ...
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Witchy Woman -

LONDON...The big design messages coming out of London seemed a bit all over the place but one of the few strong directions has been a kind of dark, black magic-meets-sci-fi theme. At the Luella show the first outfit out was accessorized with a witch's hat which seemed to confirm the designer's viewpoint that her girl is "cute but always a ...
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The British Establishment -

LONDON..."Clothes only have a life when you put them on – they must mold to the life of the wearer." says Jasper Conran whose signature aesthetic mixes classic British glamor with a cheeky irreverent attitude. His F/W 08/09 collection concentrates more on the former, with extremely well-tailored yet uncomplicated and print free pieces in a surprisingly spring-like color palette of ...
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The Times of London -

LONDON... Is it just us or are these London collections impossible to define? The end of the week is here already and the Fashion Office has not yet managed to get a sense of the overall direction for fall. The decision of Mathew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders to show in NYC has left something of a hole in the fashion ...
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Vivienne Westwood Red label -

LONDON...Vivienne Westwood's "Red Label" lacked none of the drama and intrigue we expect from fashion's first lady of punk. Her signature kilts, tartans, knits, and coats with rounded draped lapels, were all present and hallmarked classic Westwood. Returning to London after 9 long years, Westwood still sets the tone of cutting edge style, even after all this time!
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Luella Bartley -

LONDON...Luella Bartley showed a collection for F/W 08 that was full of fun and fantasy. She gave us sexy witches in tired skirts and corseted peasant-style blouses. The usual country plaid and tartan was present, but mixed with quirky twisted ruffled collars and off beat accessories. Bartley's predictable whimsy showed through her dark and sinister looks for fall.
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Noki -

LONDON...Showing this season as one third of Fashion East, Noki is London's pioneer underground recycler, aka the "ragger". Noki is pure creativity, based on the darker side of "green," with shredded heavy metal tees, a mash up of urban tribal inspirations and a touch of camp mixed in for good measure. Unfortunately these clothes are not for ...
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House of Holland -

LONDON...House of Holland's quirky spirit was in full swing this season. The show's theme paid homage to Vivienne Westwood, '50s teddy boys and '70s punk rockers. The bold oversized tartans mixed well with flirty schoolgirl kilts; a bright green duffel coat, was a highlight and looked like a truly sellable item for fall. Overall, the collection was less theatrical then ...
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Duro Olowu -

LONDON...Duro Olowu F/W08 collection was a true mash-up of multi-patterned African batik prints, vivid camouflage and anything else he could find along the way. There were no rules ,which lent itself to a very personal and quirky silhouette mix. The show was a breath of fresh air heading into a predominantly neutrally toned and rather sophisticated season.
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Ann-Sofie Back -

LONDON...Drawing inspiration from her three muses, Britney, Paris, and Kate, Back's spoof on the world of tabloid culture was evident. Particularly with the over-sized boyfriend blazer teamed with a shredded black thong skirt or with her pixelated prints of the OK! Magazine and Heat logos on t-shirts and dresses. On the contrary a nice evolution of classic basics was evident ...
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Gareth Pugh -

LONDON...A dark and dramatic mood was in effect at the Gareth Pugh show for F/W 0809 with girls dressed like sci-fi warrior princesses, and goth queens. On the other hand, look closely enough and one could see that in fact the clothes were much closer to wearable then not. Silhouettes were on the simpler side, with body-con dresses and a ...
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Solid Goldin -

London..."I was researching Inuit culture and sci-fi, experimenting with computer programs so I could mix traditional pattern with the pixelation you'd see on a monitor screen." explained Louise Goldin. explaining her "Space Eskimos" collection for fall. It proved to be the perfect follow-up to last season's standout collection of sporty color-blocked knits. Louise Goldin appears to have that rare talent, ...
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