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New York Fashion Week, Fall 2008 Review-Part I

New York Fashion Week, Fall ’08 is in full gear and it is clear the theme of “change” in the Presidential elections is spilling over on the runways. “Change” is in the air as Fall ’08 departs from the very traditional to reveal a cheerful modern twist on timeless classics. Below is our take for the first two days of NY Fashion Week Fall ’08. Enjoy.

Color: Fall ’08 palettes include staples such as grays and blacks. However, designers are also embracing change with invigorating rich color palettes such as yellows, purples, camels, baby blue, emerald greens, chocolates, oranges and warm reds.

Fabrics: Wools and Jerseys remain dominant to keep us fashionably warm. But, watch for models sashaying down the runway draped in luxurious silks which sort of makes you think it’s spring all over again.

Trends: Designers are keeping things very simple but reaching back in time to give us bits and pieces of the 20s, 30s and a tad bit of the ’40s. Take for example, Kimora Lee Simmons who gave us a very modern take on the flapper looks of the 20s complete with a refined bob hair do, brandishing of cigarette holders, poise and a whole lot of attitude!

Enjoy our picks below!
Baby Phat
Jason Wu, Yigal Azrouel, Jason Wu

Erin Fetherston,Nicole Miller, Erin Fetherson Elie Tahari Left to Right: BCBG Max Azria, Rachel Roy & Douglas Hannat
Kimora Lee Simmons-KLS
~Photocredits: Marcio Madeira, IMAX Tree

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