Archive | October, 2009

Recessionista: Black to Black

5 Oct

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Take your fashion tips from Batman, Catwoman and the Grim Reaper because black on black was all over New York Fashion Week runways for Fall ’09. This head-to-toe fashion creates a chic and sophisticated look that takes seconds to throw together. Designers like Max Azria, Jill Stuart and DVF are just a few who have given birth to this trend.

Get this look by mixing different shades of black together along with black patent leather, soft velour or lace. Black accessories will also pull together the look and take it from day to night. Pair your black outfit with black lacquer chandelier earrings, a sequin handbag or a chunky cuff.  Remember, this trend is all about the black so keep the look monochromatic. Plus, no one will ever know if you repeat the same pieces throughout the week!

Images from Coutorture.

Spring ’10 Fashion Trend Report

4 Oct

We’re in the midst of Spring 2010 Fashion Week around the world and we’ve been blessed with New York, London, Milan and Paris thus far. Check out the current trends to look forward to during the chilly months ahead.

With powdery pastels and tailored jackets, spring brings a more conservative look to consumers giving yet another break in this tired economy. The styles are more tame and reminiscent of the 1940’s when people were also trying to climb out of a recession. Find complete collections from fashion week at Coutorture.



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White on White

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Muted Pastels

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