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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

Image Credits: style.com

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