What a whirlwind week it was indeed. Over 220 shows in 8 days is more than any human could endure and thankfully, I didn’t have to. New York Fashion Week has gotten out of control, but that is an issue for another time. Second City Style reviewed 58 shows of which you can read the reviews here.
Some trends remained from last fall (gray, dresses, skinny pants, menswear, opaque tights and bows) while others were new (chunky knits, amped-up metallics, hats and fur). The one noticeable difference was…the more fitted, body-conscious silhouettes. Thankfully designers got back in touch with the female form and realized that most of us could not pull off the massive styles of ’06 and not look like we weighed 300 pounds. Clearly the pleas of retailers across America were heard and while Fall ’07 was not revolutionary, it was necessary.
You will still see oversized jackets, but they will be paired with something slender on the bottom like skinny leg pants or a pencil skirt. A-line dresses will be worn with a fitted jacket or a chunky knit sweater that pulls the dress in at all the right places.
Here is a look at some of the trends for Fall 2007 and which designers showed them:
Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez, Abaete, Badgley Mischka, Kai Milla, Costello Tagliapietra , Chris Han, Gustavo Arango, Luca Luca, Carlos Miele, Jill Stuart, Vivienne Tam, Bill Blass and Ralph Lauren
Luca Luca, Badgleyy Mischka, Marc Jacobs, Bill Blass, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Tibi, Proenza Schouler, Monique Lhuiller, Jason Wu, Yigal Azrouel, Ports 1961, Vera Wang, Jayson Brunsdon, Carmen Marc Valvo, Sass & Bide, Atil Kutoglu, Cynthia Rowley, Tracy Reese and Tibi
Calvin Klein, Thakoon, Jill Stuart, Y & Kei, Yigal Azrouel, Costello Tagliapietra, Behnaz Sarafpour, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Daryl K, and Yoehlee
Deco and the 20’s:
Marchesa, Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Abaete, Reem Acra, Templerley London, Ralph Lauren, Cynthia Rowley, Phillip Lim, Matthew Williamson
Pretty: Lady-like and Refined:
Michon Shur, Erin Fetherston, Lela Rose, Doo.Ri, Grey Ant, Y & Kei, Betsy Johnson, Tibi, Atil Kutoglu, Phillip Lim, Temperley London, Vivienne Tam, Jenni Kayne, Luella Bartley, Tracy Reese and Abaete
Oscar de la Renta, Jayson Brunsdon, Badgely Mischka, Zac Posen, Chado Ralph Rucci, Donna Karan, Carmen Marc Valvo, Narciso Rodriguez, J. Mendel, Marc Bouwer, Monique Lhuiller, Marchesa, Jason Wu, Bill Blass
Stripes and Polka Dots:
Tracy Reese, Diane von Furstenberg, Jill Stuart, Carolina Herrara, Tibi, Lela Rose, Luella Bartley, Anna Sui, Sass & Bide, Betsey Johnson, Atil Kutoglu, Nanette Lepore, Alice + Olivia and Reem Acra
Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Marc Bouwer, Bill Blass, Chado Ralph Rucci, Venexiana, Carolinna Herrara, Luca Luca, Dennis Basso, Badgley Mischka, Michael Kors, J. Mendel, Peter Som, Vera Wang and Carmen Marc Valvo
Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Tracy Reese, Badgley Mischka, Yigal Azrouel, Ralph Lauren, Kai Milla, Alice Roi, Twinkle by Wenlan
Phillip Lim, Badgley Mischka, Grey Ant, Derek Lam, Carolina Herrara, Nanette Lepore, Tibi, Custo Barcelona, Lela Rose
Calvin Klein, Malo, Twinkle by Wenlan, Custo Barcelona, Anna Sui, Alexander Wang, Alice Roi, Matthew Williamson and Alice + Olivia.
Tibi, Luca Luca, Lela Rose, Erin Fetherston, Atil Kutoglu, Michael Kors and Vera Wang.
Oscar de la Renta, Alice Ritter, Zac Posen, Cynthia Rowley, Donna Karan, Akiko Ogawa, Gustavo Arango, Jayson Brunsdon, Abaete, Lela Rose, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuiller, Carlos Miele, Richard Chai, Ports 1961, Peter Som, Proenza Schouler, Vera Wang and Y & Kei.
Vivienne Tam, Badgley Mischka, Custo Barcelona, Michon Shur, Thakoon, Temperley London, Reem Acra, Nanette Lepore, Erin Fetherston, Atil Kutoglu, Gustavo Arango and BCBG.
Gray, Ivory, Red, Pink, Plum, Jewel Tones (particularly in satin), Cobolt Blue, Mustard Yellow, Pewter, Silver, Copper and fret not, Black.
Hats, Skinny Belts, Elbow-Length Leather Gloves, Fur Embellishments, Knit Scarves, Patent Leather Belts, Gloves and Shoes, Bows, Large Handbags