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Trends Straight from the Runways - Fall 2006 New York Fashionweek Review & Trend Overview. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG & PODCAST


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Based on the kickoff week in New York, Fall 2006 looks to be a voluminous, fabric-filled season of dark - almost depressing - shades of grey, black & white. Only accents of eggplant/bordeux, muted/heathered teal, and the odd lemon yellow, fuschia, purple and lipstick red will keep things from really heading over to the dark side.  Accessories-wise, put the bling away, and opt for makeup that looks like you're wearing none...other than the odd fuschia or red lip if you're an especially determined & intrepid fashionista.  Fortunately, this is a great season for dramatic leather gloves, especially skin-tight & elbow-length.

CLOTHING TRENDS:

  • Sutfu_marc_jacobs Protective Beefy knits, capes & layers galore at Marc Jacobs and Max Azria. For a more elegant take, Doo.ri showed oversized, yet elegant, silhouettes crafted from bias-cut menswear suiting. (Marc Jacobs)
  • Sutfu_tuleh Costume Want to be mistaken for an extra in a period piece? This is your season. From Alice Roi's naughty French fille, to Tuleh's 40s film noir vamp, to Heatherette's New York street performer/club denizen, there were also dishelleved milkmaids at Afshin Feiz, mid-century stewardesses at Baby Phat, and even a full-on Dynasty/80s promdress moment at Venexiana. (Tuleh)
  • Sutfu_bill_blass Sutfu_thakoon  Contemporary Socialite For the uptown Global Chic crowd, the usual suspects - J. Mendel, Carolina Herrera, Peter Som, Derek Lam, and an incredibly fresh Bill Blass - delivered with the expected: chic little day dresses & matching coats, slim suits, cocktail gear, and of course, red carpet & black tie attire.  For the downtown social set, up-and-comer's like Thakoon, Temperley London, Luella Bartley and L.A.M.B.-designer Zaldy offered up multi-tasking, wearable frocks, zippered jumpsuits, oversized knits, and ruffled, drapey gorgeousness. (Bill Blass; Thakoon)

SILHOUETTES, ACCESSORIES, HAIR/MAKE-UP:

  • Sutfu_max_azria layers, layers & yet more layers (Max Azria)
  • oversize carpet bags, shoulder hobos & chic croc/alligator clutches - a clutch for day? absolutely!
  • Sutfu_threeasfour tulip/bubble shape in everything from skirts to dresses, coats & even shorts (ThreeAsFour)
  • Sutfu_vera_wang belting at the empire (just below the bustline), way above the natural waist (Vera Wang)
  • Sutfu_doori 3/4 cropped sleeve (often a leg o' mutton or exaggered tulip shape) elbow length leather gloves - with or without fingers (Doo.Ri)
  • Sutfu_peter_som soft ruffles & bows (Peter Som)
  • Loubies - aka Christian Louboutins, those fashion insider kicks with the trademark red sole
  • Sutfu_marc_by_marc_jacobs hats - from Annie Hall to Inspector Clouseau to Anna Karenina to a flat knitted pancake (Marc by Marc Jacobs)
  • slicked back messy buns, 'boufs & up-do's
  • Sutfu_peter_som_makeup "non-makeup" makeup with pale to dead-looking lips (Peter Som)
  • Sutfu_j_mendel_no_bling and a surprising - and sad - lack of bling...including necks, wrists & earlobes (J. Mendel)

PREDOMINANT "COLOR" PALETTE:

  • Sutfu_carolina_herrera grey - in every shade imaginable (Bill Blass)
  • black
  • white/ivory/bone

ACCENT SHADES:

  • Sutfu_michael_kors_camel_1  camel (Michael Kors)
  • fuschia
  • Sutfu_wunderkind mustard (Wunderkind)
  • lemon yellow
  • Sutfu_kenneth_cole_periwinkle_dress blue - in various muted & heathered shades, ranging from Robin's egg to sky to midnight, and periwinkle (Kenneth Cole New York)
  • royal purple
  • Sutfu_costello_tagliapietra red - eggplant/merlot/bordeaux & lipstick red (Costello Tagliapietra)

FABRICS:

  • menswear wools & suiting
  • silk
  • chunky, beefy knits
  • tulle
  • satin

- Lesley Scott

February 13, 2006 in Autumn/Winter Fashion Week 2006-NEW YORK, Fashion, PODCAST, State of the Fashion Union, Weblogs | Permalink

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