Wednesday, July 22, 2009

trends for fall: shoulders

Yep, I'm already thinking about the fall. Isn't it crazy how the print media (in particular, but not solely) coerces us to always be thinking at least one season ahead? I mean, the fact that I'm already looking at coats and warm cuddly things when it's about 107 degrees here in Austin says a LOT. Just pick up any fashion magazine, and you'll understand what I mean; they're always convincing us to thing (and buy) ahead.

Well, I'm not buying yet, but I am scoping out the trends. And one of the trends that I'm starting to see pop up is an emphasis on shoulders. The great Donna Karan's mastery of making shoulders emphasized-and-sexy will be an important trend this coming season, evoking the ghosts of 80s silhouettes.

Here are some random findings; I'll start with the Balmain jacket with which I'm in love (does Balmain ever make anything which I don't want? I doubt it.), followed buy some pictures from The Fashion Show on Bravo, where the designers showed their final collections. I was particularly smitten with Daniella's collection, in which she totally played with emphasizing the (you guessed it) shoulders.
ugh. loving this balmain jacket. only $10,770 at net-a-porter. yikes.

images from daniella's collection (from the fashion show on bravo) -- see more images at bravotv.comThis was actually a really cool look (above); hard to see the details in this photo

Above is one of my favorite looks from her collection. I love the two nude colors on the top; it creates a defined shoulder while maintaining a softer, feminine look


Loving the green pants. Definitely should have been better-fit to the model. I really love the necklace, too!

So...girls, dig out your shoulder pads! Prepare for 80s sihlouettes making a comeback for fall -- although hopefully in a more-refined, sophisticated way! What do you all think of the "emphasis on the shoulders" trend? I, personally, think it can be fab if done properly. But I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks.

1 comment:

  1. Love that first jacket! Balmain is one of my fav designers.