133 posts tagged F/W 2008 in ALL BLOGS


The Longest Day -

LONDON...If at first glance it seemed that Marios Schwab had moved on from his ground-breaking stance last spring with its exploration of veins and tissue through fabric manipulation and digital prints, it quickly became clear that the subject of his inspiration remains the same, the human form. This time out he created ultra long and skinny second skins to be ...
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Biba -

LONDON...Biba was easily characterized this season by their embellishment and embroidery heavy party dresses. Drawing on an evening aesthetic, the Biba girl is all about one thing, glamour, but with an impish twist. Biba girl might have grown up but she hasn't lost her sense of fun.
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Marios Schwab -

LONDON...Marios Schwab's F/W 08 collection followed suit from last years body- con silhouettes. The difference this season, was that the body was enveloped from head-to-toe in intricately-cut dresses that were so fitted against the body it looked like a second skin. The collection was a bit crazed with the use of shredded material, layers, prints and by using the same ...
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What a woman wants… -

LONDON...For arguably the first season since Christopher Kane started to show his collection the words 'commercially sellable' were uttered by members of the audience. That is not to say this young Scot has not wowed the fashion crowd and garnered hosts of fans worldwide in a relatively short span of time. This time out, neon bandage dresses, leather mini frocks ...
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Moving on Up -

LONDON...There is fresh blood at Jaeger in the form of a new CEO, Belinda Earl and design director, Karen Boyd both ready to breathe fresh air into the century-old apparel chain. The duo are hoping that with new line, Jaeger London, they can shed the brand's 'dowdy' label for something a little more fresh and modern. This debut collection for ...
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Louise Goldin -

LONDON...Louise Goldin's inspiration for her second season was a mix of sci-fi gaming and Inuit culture. The result is a mash-up of traditional patterns pixelated like a computer screen. Space age babes walked in body-con flared minis, as well as monochromatic over sized knits. The contradiction gave this collection a daring edge while still remaining wearable.
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Eley Kishimoto -

LONDON...The collection from Eley Kishimoto was a breath of fresh air with over- the-top color and print. True to past form, the design duo showed cute dresses with frills and Peter Pan collars in a range of harlequin and mix and match prints. Over sized shaggy knit cardis and colorful corded skirt suits lent a playful feel to the F/W ...
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Top Shop -

LONDON...It seems that Top Shop is getting serious this season, or at least more grown-up than usual. Top Shop's "Unique" collection showed skintight black leather leggings that were used as a kind of under pinning to highlight roomy square-cut parkas,alpaca vests and cashmere hoodies. The collection felt more down to earth than in previous years, focusing on easy wearable pieces, ...
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Donna’s Comfort Zone -

NEW YORK...Is it stranger that Donna Karan showed dressing gowns (albeit luxurious ones) in her collection for F/W 08/09 or that she was not the only designer last week to do so? (Preen referenced Kurt Cobain who used to don one during his performances with Nirvana and Kim Basinger frequently seen in a man's version in the soft porn film ...
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New York’s Foot Fetish -

New York designers took cue from last season's fetishistic sandals and sandal/boot hybrids, displaying a wide range of strappy styles in black, brown and this season's freshest shade, oxblood. L-R: Rodarte, Vera Wang, 3.1 Philip Lim, Anna Sui
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New York: Best of the Rest -

NEW YORK...After a brief flirtation with urban tailoring that included suits and outerwear in grey flannel and purple accented by leopard print accessories, Ralph Lauren took his audience on a Highland Fling by way of the American West! Buffalo plaid shirts and coats mixed with Navajo print coats and sweaters, skinny black leggings with scrunchy boots, even a sexy black ...
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Tommy Hilfiger -

NEW YORK...For Fall 08 Tommy Hilfiger made the sixties and seventies a prominent theme. The pure, clean, and understated looks he is known for, were remade, in uncharacteristically grown-up silhouettes. Red, white and blue was naturally the dominant color scheme, shown in princess coats and shirt dresses with the occasional classic plaid and stripe mixed in ...
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Anna Sui -

NEW YORK...Anna Sui's aesthetic for F/W 08 is a true mash-up of pre-Raphaelite, medievalism, and, oh, yes, the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest. A plethora of prints were shown spanning many eras and ages, that reveal Sui's appreciation for fashion history. Deep jewel tones mixed with iridescent fabrics, lively color combinations, and Art Nouveau embroideries made her Fall ...
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The Gap -

NEW YORK...Patrick Robinson presented his F/W 08 collection, to the surprise many, was a major upgrade from the Gap’s typical, bland, and boring basics. The outwear pieces in particular were cute, with a brown shearling jacket that looked very chic and grunge. Finally, the Gap is making it's sportswear and making it relevant.
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DIESEL -

NEW YORK...Diesel premiered its new venture: Black Gold Diesel for their F/W 08 collection. Their new line looked to bridge luxury and casual, inspired from active sports and also strongly from the 80s. Most of the looks were baggy, drapey and shown in a beautiful range of skin tones and faded denim.
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