Published 2007 | By Hannah McDonald, Jess Brown, Vanessa Lane
How to wear the trends for 2008.
Eco-fabrics, high-tech finishes, voluminous organza, skin tight denim…express your true identity in 2008 and experiment with contrasting shapes and textures. Add your own unique twist to any of the key trends and you’ll be set for a year of impeccable style that will turn heads.
Summer 08: Daylight Haze
Key Pieces A-lines built with stiff fabrics, figure hugging singlets, historical ruffles, frills, high waisted shorts, fitted shift dresses.
Colour & Fabrics Pastels: pink, blue, lemon, beige, brown. Contrasting patterns. Light weight organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, denim.
Simple Beauty. Summer 08 focuses on a modern approach to caring for the environment. Technical and sharp fabrics such as hemp and bamboo are worked into soft voluminous shapes and stand in contrast to classic masculine silhouettes. The great thing about next winter is the two ultra-feminine looks, super tight and very sexy or playful and girlie. Which ever you choose you can’t go wrong…
Summer 08: Off the Cuff
Roughen the preppy look by rolling up your sleeves and incorporating bright pastel colours into classic summer pieces.Mix and match checks and stripes and layer tees to exude quirky cool.
Winter 08: Techno Romantic
Neo-Dandy male combines modern sleek fabrics with old world romantic charm.Slim cut jackets and pants, tailored to
perfection paired with interesting textures and unique details.
Colours: Bright red, grey, pale blue, black.
Key pieces: Suite jacket, slim fit bottoms, think sleek and sophisticated.
Winter 08: The Hunt
This is a season full of contrasts. Winter 2008 allows for more experimentation and offers the chance to put a new meaning to power dressing.
Colour and Fabric: Burnt red, black. emerald green, cobalt blue & golden yellow, in organza, wool, tafetta.
Key peices: Shapely tops, boxy structured bottoms, feminine textured heels.