133 posts tagged F/W 2008 in ALL BLOGS


Charlotte Ronson -

NEW YORK...Keeping on trend this season, Charlotte Ronson's F/W 08 followed suit. With the all important plaid opening her show, she successfully played with patterns like tartan and houndstooth. A reinterpretation of the schoolgirl uniform was a standout, but all in all this collection was a more grown up version of Ronson's usual casual, cool-girl chic.
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Marc says, “relax” -

NEW YORK...Doesn't it make sense that the Marc Jacobs show is now New York's grand finale? At least with the week's grueling schedule followed by a flight to London, it kept attendees' interest peaked right up to the end. Not only that but the collection encompassed several themes seen at other shows this week, providing a nice wrap-up. Arguably the ...
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Girl Power -

NEW YORK...Mostly, Philip Lim kept things ladylike this season rendering tailored pieces in this week's ubiquitous grey palette combined with a sort of cadet blue. There were several sedate outfits including maxi-length dresses with lace overlays and matelassé two piece ensembles. In a few places Lim showed a tougher look. This included what he calls "the new power suit": a ...
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When Less is More -

NEW YORK...The '90s were considered to be the decade of Minimalism (black Prada backpacks anyone?) but beneath the feathers, fringe, crystal and transparent layers of chiffon, it has been a predominant theme of this one too. The design aesthetic of Raf Simons at Jil Sander and Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein Collection has remained basically unchanged since their eponymous predecessors ...
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Yigal Azrouel -

NEW YORK...After making a splash last season with an on-trend look at masculine styling and the return of geek chic, Israeli-born Yigal Azrouel came back for F/W 08 with another strong and somewhat dark look at separates. Urban leather jackets reminiscent of Rick Owens, slim dresses and wide, architectural open collars were standouts of the larger case for a tough ...
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Matthew Williamson -

NEW YORK...Despite professing a love of the currently explosive British fashion scene, London based designer Matthew Williamson has continued to show his collection in New York, including the current F/W 08 season. One of the brightest, most exuberant shows of the week, the looks were based around the designer's signature use of pattern, from digitized floral needlepoint to more futuristic, ...
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VPL -

NEW YORK...Cutting edge designer Victoria Bartlett has been a player on the New York scene for quite some time, building a reputation for interesting construction, layers and sleek downtown basics. The F/W 08 season proved consistent with her past work, featuring a pared down, gunmetal and tan palette peppered with hazard orange and smurf blue. Moving away from her signature ...
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Cygnet(ure) Style -

NEW YORK...Prize for "most discussed" so far at New York Fashion Week goes to the shoes at Rodarte. Designed by Christian Louboutin, this ballet shoe/dominatrix hybrid perfectly complimented the part-Swan Lake, part-Kabukai theme running through the collection from Kate and Laura Mulleavy. The clothes were not too shabby either, (although they were somewhat ragged!), a mash-up of shredded knits, distressed ...
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More Body Talk -

NEW YORK...In case you didn't know, Hervé Leger no longer designs Hervé Leger. It is designed by Max Azria of BCBG. Hervé Leger's line is now called Hervé L. Leroux. Other than that, there has been little change in the design aesthetic of the line with the sleek, body-con bandage style remaining mostly unchanged since its 1985 debut. Additional details ...
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Generra -

NEW YORK...Generra is popular with Juniors for their easy-to-wear, high quality casualwear and this season the presentation was no different. Working a slightly dour palette of black and gray, punctuated by blueberry and mint, the brand kept their silhouette loose and comfortable, adding pockets to almost every item, including pleated miniskirts. Long muffler scarves and knit caps completed the look, ...
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Green Day -

NEW YORK...With their F/W 08/09 show, the duo committed to following up on one of the distinct design directions to come out of New York last S/S 08, as seen at Michael Kors and DKNY amongst others, it's a sort of '70s inspired homage to Bianca Jagger and the other denizens of Studio 54. Floppy hats were shown topping off ...
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RUFFIAN -

NEW YORK...Ruffian's inspiration this season was boarding-school girls with serious rebellious streaks. Reinterpretations of the prep-school uniform such as schoolgirl dresses, fitted jackets and the oversize boyfriend blazers were just a few key pieces. But it was the designers' clever take on off-campus attire that stood out, like the biker-boy belt buckles, graffiti prints, and lots of curve-hugging silhouettes.
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G-Star Raw -

NEW YORK...G-Star is known for their loud, pumping runway presentations, given not only during fashion week, but also at international trade shows like Bread&Butter in Barcelona. This week in New York they debuted the F/W 08 line , a tough, industrial interpretation of Juniors' denim looks. Standouts included oily, treated wide leg pants, shiny minis and a wealth of intriguing ...
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PREEN -

NEW YORK...This season Preen gave us an all American inspired collection. Kurt Cobain's grunge mixed with touches of the '80s, could be a strange combination, but seemed to work. An oversize plaid cocoon jacket opened the show with many more plaids to follow, combining blouson tops with high-waist men's trousers. There's no denying the appeal of this collection, with ...
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Winter’s Wanderlust -

NEW YORK...This most quintessential New Yorker sought inspiration from across the pond this season fueled by her love of European cities. The Diane von Furstenberg F/W 08/09 collection was filled with glamorous sportswear separates in dark and rich shades. A-line skirts and slip dresses were paired with tailored jackets and long sweaters, all cinched with skinny belts to create a ...
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