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Fall Winter 08/09 Look Trends You Got To Know.

Simply Red

Designers are seeing red with voluminous silhouettes. From chiffon to fur to feathers and any material imaginable, with so much red going on, I would think this is an ode to the now-retired Valentino whose signature color is passionate red.

Marchesa Fall Winter 08/09

Marchesa Fall Winter 08/09

Giambattista Valli Fall Winter 08/09

Giambattista Valli Fall Winter 08/09

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 08/09

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 08/09

Structure Sculpture

One thing great about Fall Winter is that it allows you to don awesome coats that give you a whole new different silhouette and show off your favourite designers’ creativity. Theatrical duo Viktor & Rolf makes their statements of the industry in 3-D words. Now if you’re going to wear that coat, be sure not to walk through any narrow doorways because you’re bound to hold up the line.

Viktor & Rolf Fall Winter 08/09

Viktor & Rolf Fall Winter 08/09

Of course when we talk about structural, we must never forget Jil Sander. A complete 180 from Spring Summer ’08, everything is all hard and grey. And these coats are my absolute favourites because they are so sleek and seem almost perfect. Raf Simons never lets me down with his simplistic minimalist ideas.

Jil Sander Spring Summer '08

Jil Sander Spring Summer 08

Jil Sander Fall Winter 08/09

Jil Sander Fall Winter 08/09

Gothic Romance

A goth girl falling in love is one of the stories weaved for this season. Black, black and black, it’s met with the romanticism of lace. Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy is oh-so romantic with his ruffled shirts and black leather.

Givenchy Fall Winter 08/09

Givenchy Fall Winter 08/09

Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent completed the look with Dr Martens-esque boots with to-die-for spiked heels ( well, either you die standing in them for hours or someone dies when you accidentally step on them because these heels are insanely sleek and sharp).

Yves Saint Laurent Fall Winter 08/09

Yves Saint Laurent Fall Winter 08/09

Yves Saint Laurent FW08/09 Shoes

Yves Saint Laurent FW08/09 Shoes

Rodarte is a favourite with their knitted tops and leggings that very much resembles spider webs. Of course the shoes are killer heels made by Christian Louboutin and I do mean KILLER with metal studs sticking out like claws. With these shoes, you’re sure to be murder on the dancefloor.

Rodarte Fall Winter 08/09

Rodarte Fall Winter 08/09

Rodarte FW08/09 Shoes

Rodarte FW08/09 Shoes

– Joyce Lui

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Fall Winter 08/09 Fabric Trends You Need To Know.

Plaids

Whip out your plaid shirts from your Nirvana-loving days because tis’ the season of grunge. Plaid ( or tartan, whichever side of the Channel you’re from) have been rocked on the runways of Dolce & Gabbana, paired with jeans and a David Bowie tee, and on big shirt-dresses in Preen.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 08/09

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 08/09

Preen Fall Winter 08/09

Preen Fall Winter 08/09

But of course plaid doesn’t just belong to a genre of music, in fact there are over 300 different kinds of plaids in the world; there’s the Scottish one as seen on House of Holland and the Punk one that is so fierce on Balmain.

House of Holland Fall Winter 08/09

House of Holland Fall Winter 08/09

Balmain Fall Winter 08/09

Balmain Fall Winter 08/09

As a fan of grunge, this trend is oh-so-suitable for me and yes, I have a drawer of plaid shirts so I’ll definitely be donning some form of plaid everyday.

Lace

The material that is considered ‘the old ladies’ favourite’ or ‘a racy lingerie type’, lace is is gaining a prominent presence on the runway. Given a slight modern revamp by Proenza Schouler and Prada, and a super sexy look at Givenchy and Dsquared, lace fits the bill of the transparency trend.

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 08/09

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 08/09

Prada Fall Winter 08/09

Prada Fall Winter 08/09

Givenchy Fall Winter 08/09

Givenchy Fall Winter 08/09

Dsquared Fall Winter 08/09

Dsquared Fall Winter 08/09

Though lace is a far too ‘mature’ material for most, I have to say the more I look at Prada’s interpretation of lace, the more I like how it is paired with the fake collars, fitted shirts and cute bibs; but I still won’t want to wear it. However Givenchy’s gothic lace has this special allure that sucks you in like a vampire’s charm, which is just so romantic.

– Joyce Lui

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