Statement shoulders are solely responsible for bringing the blouse back and, for that reason, they receive our undying support as a trend. Copenhagen Fashion Week just started but it looks like we're not alone in that respect. Already, three emerging designers saw it as a point worth making.
Transparency trends have made their way through various seasons and fashion weeks without anyone tiring of them. This Fall 2009 we noticed a couple of instances of sheer loose hosiery in Stockholm. We love not only the DIY potential that this look has, but also the chic carelessness that it conveys. For a fashionista who aligns herself with Alexander Wang, for instance, this look is sure to please.
This Fall 2009 Stockholm was bursting with plaid thanks to the hip contemporary labels who showed during Fashion Week by Berns. Whether used as a point of androgyny or as a fall-back print suited for These Times, plaid appeared in nearly every show. Above, three entirely different but equally lovely examples.
The Christian Dior Spring 2009 Haute Couture collection showed today and John Galliano's frocks have us thinking that costumery might not end up being exclusive to his catwalks. In fact, Alexander McQueen showed a collection comprised of hyper-masculine 19th century British archetypes just last week in Milan (and his Pre-Fall was set to a similar landscape too). Is this a British thing? A coincidence? Or could it be a trend toward historical moments economically similar to to our current one? Suzy Menkes noted communist era trends in the menswear shows, and Cathy Horyn commented on industrial/utility vibe. Something tells us we haven't seen the last of these bold references, but only time will tell...