In New York and London hemlines might have been extra short but in Paris, where the old fashion houses rule, long and slinky seems to be the way to go. Balmain, of course, excluded. As we mentioned yesterday, we love the edginess of the Fall 2009 trends--strong shoulders, tall shoes, cinched waistlines--especially when balanced out by softer elements like these evening frocks. In our opinion it seems to be Balenciaga who demonstrated this dynamic best.
Posts for March 12th 2009
Borne in 2006 and operated out of Bucharest, Romania this avant-garde fashion brand caught our eye we saw a film of their show on Dazed Digital. Their Fall 2009 collection, shown as part of London Fashion Week's On/Off set list, was inspired by designer Olah Gyrafas' notion of a futuristic bounty hunter. The colors, all faded greenish-grey for men and soft pink for women, were chosen based on a famous color psychologist's prediction of "the colors of the future". Check out look book images and runway shots from Rozalb de Mura's Fall 2009 collection below.
Net-a-Porter created a chart detailing the popularity of jumpsuits over the last few decades.
Sand Diego based mall store and teen retailer Charlotte Russe put itself up for sale.
Gap blames not only the economy, but poor performance, for their recent decline in sales.
Apparently during Paris Fashion Week, Chanel parties can run out of champagne.
Paris 03/12/09. Photos by Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images & Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Getty Images.