Because the Couture is somewhat less driven by direct financial concerns than is ready-to-wear, designers have more room to play with ideas - making it an insightful barometer of which trends have legs. For fall, there is a definite feel of girding up for battle, along with a simultaneous vein of escapism. By borrowing from various eras of history - Napoleon, the Roman Empire, the Jazz Age - we are better able to costume ourselves for all the various roles we play as we star in the movie that is life today.
The Top Ten Fashion Trends from Fall 2007 Couture:
Clothing as Armour
"Done" Hair & Makeup
Ruffles & Lace
Shades of Grey & Silver
Prints & Surface Embellishment
Don't forget to check out our other Fall 2007 Fashionweek trend summaries of:
Using hushed pastels and subtle bronzes, Jemma Kidd Makeup School’s latest looks are a fun & easy way to up your summer fabulous quotient. Although she is on the editorial A-list, her makeup is made for real people: it's crease- & slide-proof, a cinch to apply & easy to turn up a notch when going from day to evening.
To get the Summer Goddess look you'll need the Jemma Kidd Essential Eye Lash Curler & Cheek Brush:
On the top lid, use your fingertips to layer on Iridescent Eye Silk Crayon in Jade, feathering the color right up to the brow.
Create a dramatic finish with lashings of Extreme Magnify Volume, Lengthen & Strengthen Mascara in Pitch.
Add warmth & color to the cheeks with a touch of Tailored Colour Powder Blush Duo in Soft Peach/Beige & accentuate cheekbones with Dual Illuminator Crème Highlighter in Champagne.
Finish with a slick of Shimmer Intense Silk-Touch Lip Gloss in Sherbert for a glistening summer pout
Heading in a new design direction, we predict these patent key fobs will make a can't-lose holiday gift for everyone from trend-obsessed teens to their fashionsta moms. Purchasing info at ShihShop.com.
From 1919 to 1933, this profoundly influential German school of art & architecture existed in Weimar, Dessau & Berlin under the leadership of Walter Gropius, Hannes Meyer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - & later for a year in Chicago as New Bauhaus under László Moholy-Nagy. (via wikipedia)
The influence of the Bauhaus is still felt on art, arthitecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design and typography. This fun Walter Gropius chair looks as modern today as the day it was designed, and shows why, when expertly executed, graphic combinations never go out of fashion.
Some fab grapic stripes & fashion combinations to try:
Pronounced dirt,dyrT is a collection of nostalgic t-shirts launching this fall featuring logos of old nightclubs, bars and restaurants printed on the front, and a brief tongue-in-cheek history of each venue printed on the inside back. The debut line includes 12 venues in New York, South Beach and
Ibiza--printed on shirts washed & ground by hand to feel as if they really date back to the 70s, 80s & 90s.Former club kids who now have them will want to be on the lookout for the Future Club Kids line starting in October.