224 posts tagged F/W 2009 in ALL BLOGS


NEW YORK F/W 09 WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES WRAP -

BAGS L to R: Diane von Fursenberg, Marc Jacobs, Doo.Ri, 3.1  Philip Lim Accessories may fare better than in previous seasons as designers showcased modern updates to classic vintage silhouettes during New York Fashion Week. New handheld shaped handbags emerged in the form of voluminous framed clutches in regal hues of purple, green and gold. Exquisite leathers and exotic skins are decorated ...
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Tussled Sensibility -

London...Giles Deacon created chic dresses in preparation to brave the instability of the world. Grey flannel strapless versions were accompanied by fur arm protectors and exaggerated wide brim hats. Duchesse satin sheath dresses were pieced together in high-shine silver and soft cosmetic tones. Spike-covered pillbox hats were placed atop tussled tresses. Knit breastplates in steel grey were placed over satin ...
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From Day to Night -

London...Erdem Thinking of his client in a more mature manner from his last collection Erdem said, "I thought, she's not running free and romantic in the meadows this season. Now she's visited nightclubs and going home on the bus." A mix of floral prints, both large and small, remained from jaunts in the meadow but appeared on a black ground in ...
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PPQ -

LONDON...PPQ is often a riot of energy in the London catwalk week, drawing all of the most visible local young celebrities and traditionally throwing one of the most raucous parties of the season. This exuberance is often reflected in the clothing and for F/W 09 the designers seemed particularly ebullient, throwing together bright tones of mint, grape and shocking orange, ...
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Luella -

LONDON...Luella Bartley is a clear favorite among a certain London crowd of creative, fashionable young women, turning out quirky must-haves season after season. For F/W 09, Bartley turned to a reliable look which recalled school days with a twist. Slim, ruffled hem dresses with large gold zippers found their stride when styled with prim button downs, while menswear trousers featured ...
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Short and Sweet -

London...Marios Schwab The simplicity of the mini dress (with the occasional pantsuit thrown in) didn’t look as one-dimensional for his fall collection. Schwab created an explosion of shapes with folds, treatments and add-ons. Gathers at the waist were placed on one side with rays of lines beaming from the hip. A fold at the neckline sliced the body asymmetrically in a ...
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Louise Goldin -

LONDON...Louise Goldin is known for her visionary knitwear, piecing together structures which look like armor in bright or patterned designs. This season, the designer took her work in another direction, trying a more somber palette and the addition of leather. The resulting pieces were still edgy and young, with a body conscious silhouette and intricate detailing. Exposed shoulders, tulip skirts ...
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Classically Mixed -

London...Paul Smith Keeping with classic pieces, Smith took all-things-English and mixed them up in a blender. Fair Isles, floral prints, leopard and safari looks all came together as one. Even when asked about his inspiration, the designer replied, "No theme, just classic English things: a parka, a rose print, Fair Isle, houndstooth, tweed." The collection started with a palette of rose, ...
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It All Comes Back to Aviation -

London...Eley Kishimoto Kishimoto’s F/W 09 collection took off with a playful interpretation of classic airline steward uniforms. Matching skirt suits featured gold ornamental buttons and contrast trims. The same buttons decorated sack shapes and silk chiffon dresses at the neckline, anchoring a wide strip of velvet trim. Colorful “airplane-print” skirts were coordinated with “hand luggage” in matching color ways. Knee-high socks ...
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Cleanliness is Next to Godliness -

London...Todd Lynn With a collection of “clean” silhouettes in black and white, fabric was the main focus of Todd Lynn’s F/W 09 collection. Velvet, wool and leather provided a level of luxury on blazers, pants and jackets in his signature shapes. Pants were slim and hit right above the ankle to showcase Louboutin booties covered in fringe fur. Jackets in supple ...
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Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony -

LONDON...Chloë Sevigny's line for Opening Ceremony has historically sold out of the store's two locations, as juniors clamor for spot-on interpretations of her favorite vintage pieces, reworked for today's customer. For fall, the line showed at the Double Club in London, modeled by some of the actress' best friends, including Lissy Trullie and Lou Doillon. Standout items included slouchy cardigans ...
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Futuristic Librarian -

London...Christopher Kane Even Christopher Kane traded in his over-the-top looks for ladylike chic with his F/W 09 collection. His neon brights from last season turned grey and black with windowpane plaids on pencil skirts and cardigans, both paired with double-breasted blazers. Sheer dresses had a futuristic feel in black silk organza, layered over nude slips in cubist shapes. A ...
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Ann-Sofie Back -

LONDON...Designer Ann-Sofie Back's work always comes with heavy societal references, such as last season's criticism of celebrity culture. For F/W 09, Back took a look at the world of goth and grunge, filtering these classic styles through her couture-like lens to produce shredded mini skirts, oversize print sweatshirts, and lots and lots of feathers. The basic palette and dour makeup ...
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Twenty 8 Twelve -

LONDON...Celebrity sisters Sienna and Savannah Miller took to the runway for F/W 09, awarded an official place on the British Fashion Council schedule to show their young, realistic collection. Although directional fashion ground was not broken by the duo, the looks for juniors were appropriate and wearable. Consider oversize parkas, a real-life version of the strong shoulder already debuted ...
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Downsized Draping -

London...Sinha-Stanic In an edited collection of nineteen draped dresses and a singular pantsuit, this design duo went back to their roots for F/W 09. On the topic of the small scale of their recent showing, Stanic said, “Actually, it’s been enjoyable. Now that we’ve stopped dealing with the big-show scenario, we’ve gone back to what people liked about our clothes in ...
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