This season behold dresses with larger-than life details, tweeds and tartans for jackets, embellished with furs and gems (Desro and Mitropoulos, 2008). It is a trend bursting with a wide range of colors, from dark tones to the bright fabrics. Fall/winter 2008 is a season that is bound to celebrate life- an interesting mix of color, energy, and texture.
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Fashiontrendsetter.com (2008) expects 2008 Fall/Winter fashion trend for women to be “parkas, blanket coats, eiderdown jackets and sweat coat-dresses. This forecast is echoed by Desro and Mitropoulos who state that incorporating men’s fabric such as tweed and tartans will be the in thing this season (2008). Country fabrics as such will imbue a unique “British eccentricity” to a woman’s wardrobe (2008). Moreover, given the cool weather, women will likely be sporting caped or leather jackets (Style.com, 2008). The fabrics to be used will focus on comfort, a mixture of thick and soft qualities (2008). Classic woolens will be the basis for jackets and coat weights; fleece will either be simple or coated (2008). Sport materials will also be used such as jerseys. Furs will also serve well during this cold weather. From coats made form fox, mink, goat, and shear ling, fur will widely be utilized this season (2008). Furthermore, the season will see wide-shouldered jackets, mini-blazers, quilted length jackets, waterproof down coats, hooded sweat cardigans, fleece jackets, windbreakers and thick knit sweaters (2008). It really bodes well for the breezy weather. Functional jackets that have many pockets and zippers are also expected to be a hit this season.
When it comes to skirts, expect this season to highlight the waist (Style.com, 2008). Skirts will follow the natural architecture of a woman, emphasizing the curves and silhouettes (2008). Long-length skirts are also expected to be a hit this season, to accommodate the chilly time (Fashiontrendsetter.com, 208). Tailored skirts are also bound to make a comeback this season, the return of the sexy secretary (Desro and Mitropoulos, 2008).
This season will also be a shrine to dresses.
Dresses this fall/winter will have a mixture of graphics and prints-from stripes, drawings to stencils and tags (Fashiontrendsetter.com, 2008). Fabrics will widely be used from slim and flattering dresses to airy ones (2008). Additionally, this will also be a season for shirt dresses layered over skinny jeans or leggings (2008). The details will be exaggerated, from the collars up to the cuts (Desro and Mitropoulos, 2008). The season will also see dresses emblazoned with natural motifs and floral prints, from Burberry and Ralph Lauren’s use on feathers to Gucci’s flower power (Style.com, 2008). Expect this season to capture the beauty of nature with petal, leaf, and stem rendered and refined to create a realistic take. Dresses will either by made from thick fabric protect against the weather, cotton and even organic materials (2008). Bohemian style dresses will also accentuated this season. With abstract strokes, modern shapes or artful excessiveneness, dresses will rendered in dancing colors and seeped-in shapes to add grace and dreamlike quality.
Fashion trend reports that fall/winter 2008 will be a season for mix and match- from casual suits with jackets, blazers and high-waisted pants, to cardigans and slacks (Fashiontrendsetter.com, 2008). This way, one can have unstudied glamour or the urban hipster aura.
The colors for this season are expected to have a kaleidoscope of hue, from bright colors to earthy and dark tones. Fashiontrendsetter.com (2008) predicts that this season will celebrate colors- from red, blues, to purple, greens and white.
Fashion trend for winter/ 2008 draws its inspiration from the past with its homage to the boys’ club ( tweed and tartan), 40s (whistle-bait skirts), bohemian (somber palette and bold prints) to buoyant details that when mixed and matched using rich and indigenous materials will result in a laidback, yet modern cool perspective.
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