Preview of Fashion Trends – Spring 2008
What styles you’ll be shopping for come March 2008? The old trends get refined, pared down or vamped up. This makes them seem so much more polished, creating a new desirable appeal and regenerates the fashion kudos. What’s born on the runway will be incorporated into everyday clothing styles offered on the market. Keep your eyes open when shopping this spring season. Take what you witnessed and incorporate it into what you already have or create something fresh utilizing what you witnessed/learned.
Trend: Transparencies After a season of bold jewel tones and almost-blinding metallics shocking the wardrobes of women everywhere, designers have swept the runways for spring 2008 with a refreshing breeze of softer, neutral and washed-out hues in transparent, gauzy fabrics that play with the light of the new season.
Trend: Hey boy, hey girl! The suit in its many guises was a welcome antidote to the season’s ultra feminine floral blooms, the fetish-style bustiers and dramatic flamenco-inspired ruffles. Some designers gave the classic two-piece a Gothic, punky edge and the main focus was on the shoulders. The bigger, the better. Meanwhile, other designers showed small, shrink-to-fit jackets with equally narrow skirts and pants.
Trend: Fantasy prints Whoever said fashion is not an art was certainly proved wrong this season, as runways included many a museum-worthy style. Whipped up filmy leopard-print dresses, the distinctive dip-dye fabric, in which colors gradually intensify from dark to light, polka dots and stars brush-stroke patterns, and whimsical scrawls played a big role on fashion week.
Trend: Color splash The new season’s palette is made up of classic, versatile neutrals punctuated by playful splashes of invigorating brights, hopefully encouraging fashionistas to explore new and creative ways to combine colors. The spring ’08 color palette perfectly reflects the cheerfulness of the season. Energizing red, eye-popping neon shades of orange, yellow and pink, cool, waterborne blue and eco-friendly green will play a key role this season.