The HF List: Fall Trends Report 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

A couple days ago, D*sign Addict and I hit up a Fashion Group International: Fall Trends 2008 seminar. We got to see what will be hot for Fall 2008 (besides the Houston weather), so that we could bring it to you. While their report was quite extensive, I've condensed it for you to the top ten most wearable trends for the season. Take a look, feel free to give me some feedback, and remember- despite what you see on the runway, looking like yourself is your best bet! Now, on with the show!

Blooms on a light background are too Spring- to bring florals into Fall make sure they are on a dark background. From Left: Matthew Williamson, Dries Van Noten, Vera Wang.

The sheath dress is THE silhouette for Fall. Prim and ladylike- perfect for work and uptown parties. Lanvin, Chado Ralph Rucci, and Collette Dinnigan.

Make your knits extra chunky this year with variations in color. It will add punch to more simple pieces. Rodarte, Dries Van Noten,and more Rodarte.

The cutaway jacket will slim your middle this season and beyond. Hang on to this piece as it will always be a good one. Threeasfour, Chanel, Proenza Schouler.

Add some plaid in the form of miniskirts or coats. Make the plaid abstract to keep it from looking too "Catholic Schoolgirl". Matthew Williamson, Dries Van Noten, Marc by Marc Jacobs.

A monochromatic look makes a bigger statement than one bold color. To make it more wearable, just match your shoes to your dress a la Marchesa on the left. Marchesa, Celine, and Celine again.

If you do one thing for Fall, add black opaque tights to any outfit. For added impact, pair them with bright pumps. Alexander McQueen, Alberta Ferretti, and Burberry.

At night, pair your cocktail dress with a sweet cardigan and keep other accessories sparce. Alberta Ferretti, Bill Blass, Just Cavalli.

Ruffles are seen everywhere right now and will explode for the Fall. They're on everything-skirts, tops, coats, dresses. Pick one and go with it. Marni, Bill Blass, and Celine.

For accessories, chunky necklaces will be the focus. Keep it costumey and don't be afraid to go for the gusto. Dries Van Noten's example is a necklace made of bracelets! Zac Posen, Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten.

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