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.