Tag Archives: Spring 2009

Spring ’09 Fashion Trend Report

3 Jan

Are you looking to strut your stuff down the sidewalks this spring season? I’m sharing  my top picks for this season reported by Women’s Wear Daily. As a public relations professional, it is important to note these predictions. Retail stores and boutiques will be actively searching to include designer labels and pieces that showcase these popular runway trends. You can find complete designer collections photos at Coutorture. Happy New Year!

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Geometric Shapes

Many designers such as Gucci, Christian Lacroix and Michael Kors are using bold graphics. Diamonds, polka dots and block squares are incorporated into mixing and matching different pieces to create an inspiring look.

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Sheer Fabrics

Layering fabrics are a must for the cool spring weather. Sheer fabrics allow comfortableness without feeling restricted by a knitted fabric. Vera Wang wove this concept throughout her spring ’09 collection.

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Easy Street

It’s perfectly o.k. to be “sloppy” again this season. Layering oversized cardigans, T’s and scarves magically creates a cohesive boho style. Just like the jumpsuit trend, this relaxed and deflated look is another “easy-to-wear” look. Check out Isabel Marant and Ann Demeulemeester:

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Jumpsuits

As I predicted in my post titled “Jump Around!,” the jumpsuits are in style for 2009. Easy-to-wear and ready-to-go outfits all in one piece! Since people are more focused on their finances, the consumer is more apt to purchase “no-brainer” pieces. Pair the jumpsuit with a long trench like Tommy Hilfiger or wrap a belt around the waist line like Donna Karan.

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Fringe

Let’s have a little fun this year! Incorporating movement into a look gives an outfit new life with a nod to hippie chic. Fringe is not just for New Year’s Eve night or flapper costumes anymore!

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Color Me Mimosa

9 Dec

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Only a few months ago I pulled a mustard-yellow skirt from the rack of Alula. Now that I think about it, the mustard-yellow color is very similar to the color Pantone calls “Mimosa.”

“Pantone, the ‘global authority on color,”‘has selected Mimosa as the color of the year for 2009,” explains The Cut. This color trend is perfect for brightening up the days of Spring and bringing a fashion diva back to life! This yellow hue is refreshing and exciting to the senses.”The colour yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, tells MARKETWATCH.COM

It is important to note that many designers have already taken to this sunny color. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer featured Samantha Critchell’s article about this particular craze, “In the spring fashion collections previewed earlier in the fall for retailers and editors, pops of yellow brightened the runways of Carolina Herrera — who called her favorite shade marigold — Badgley Mischka, Zac Posen and Michael Kors, among others. Kors even included a retro yellow polka-dot bikini that clearly harked back to a more upbeat time.”

British Vogue says “Mimosa represents hope and optimism – buzzwords for the new year after a 2008 full of instability and upheaval.” I urge everyone to look out for pieces in this color; it pairs with almost every color and brings life to your wardrobe. Many consumer are not adding as many pieces to their wardrobe because of the tough economy, but I believe this is one color that will help you persevere through these times and into a bull market!