nce again, you’ll have to forgive me for posting some repeats from Sophista-Funk. I’ve been so busy lately that cross posting was inevitable. I also wrote an ode to love at HoneyCrate, in which I swoon over Ana Sui some more. Anyway, after sorting through some of the menswear- finally. I must say, there are some really strong trends happening for Spring ’09.
- It seems as though for Spring colors will either be pale and washed out, creating an almost delicate look (Perry Ellis, Obedient Sons, Iceberg) or they are super saturated and intense (Michael Kors, Lacoste, Calvin Klein) with very little middle ground (Marc by Marc Jacobs had the best of both worlds).
- As long women’s blazers and boyfriend cardigans take over women’s wear, men’s cardigans become more more snug (Michael Kors, Victor Gelmand) and layered outwear dominate menswear. The lengthy trench or bomber jacket over sweater vests and cardigans was popular (Y-3, Rag & Bone, DKNY)
- Hats- a cross between the pork pie and the bowler artfully tilted toward the back of the head as well as the return of Gilligan fishing hats.
- Shoes- black and white monochromatic styles were prevalent as well as exact matches between pants and shoes (see Obedient Sons, Calvin Klein). Also, loafers (Michael Kors, Lacoste).
Is it me or was Band of Outsiders directly channeling Ed Westwick/Chuck Bass?? I happen to enjoy the British rock meets Upper East Side prep look and I suppose at this point noting the influence of Gossip Girl on fashion is old news. I dig it nonetheless.
Also, have to give a shout out to my (54) Home girl, Isa. Girl got her nails did again and I’m jealous. I can’t put polish on my nails without ending up looking like a messy 3rd grader. Anyway- the West Coast agrees with you, boo!
And another, overdue, shout out to Promiti who will be starting her job at CHANEL on Monday! You do big things girl, real big things!