Sunday

Fall 2007 Runway Trends

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
-Oscar Wilde

Black prevailed on the Fall 2007 runways, and though the color will never go out of style, I definitely got bored with the consistant dreary darkness. Every time a show incorporated REAL colors, I felt immediately drawn to them. Bright blues, sunny yellows, bold reds, and brilliant purples were sprinkled into many of my favorite shows, while others stayed with a more muted palette of cream, gray, and of course, BLACK. Trends that stuck: minidresses, tights, volume, oversized blazers, metallics (but more silver than gold this season), and ankle boots. The new trends: off-kilter straps, capes, zippers, leather, and flapper dresses (tiers). See for yourself, and tell me what you think!


BLACK
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Balmain
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Bill Blass
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iceberg
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Sophia Kokosalaki
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Martin Grant
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Martin Grant
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Stella McCartney
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Anna Molinari- Reminiscent of Edie Sedgwick's tights and leotard look
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BRIGHT BLUE
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Ungaro- I LOVE these pants. The high waist and the buttons are such incredible touches.
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Valentino
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karen Walker
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Dior
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Y-3
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Temperley
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Erdem

YELLOW
the shade appeared on the smallest pieces
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Giambattista Valli shoes

and the LARGEST pieces
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Ungaro
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Jasmine Di Milo
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Bottega Veneta

And some in between...
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Giambattista Valli
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Lela Rose
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Gucci

RED
In my opinion, red is as much a classic color as black or gray. A person wearing red just EXUDES confidence.
LITTLE TOUCHES
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Stella McCartney
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Stella McCartney
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Chloe
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Rue du Mail

FULL ON CRIMSON
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Ungaro
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Sonia Rykiel
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Ungaro
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Marc by Marc Jacobs
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Blumarine
"I want a mouth like a crimson gash"
-Val, The World of Henry Orient
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Snejana Onopka at Valentino, where the girls exuded Veronica Lake sultriness with finger-curled hair and red lips

PURPLE
the rich, unexpected color showed up often this season, in decadent royal hues
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Martin Grant
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Valentino
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Bruce
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Zac Posen
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Luella

CREAM/Tan
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Celine
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Rue du Mail
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Stella McCartney
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Luisa Beccaria
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Monique Lhuillier
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Bottega Veneta

GRAY
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Alexander Wang
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Erin Fetherston
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Jasmine Di Milo
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Toni Maticevski

VOLUME
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Marni
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Moschino
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Marc by Marc Jacobs

OVERSIZED BLAZERS
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Derek Lam
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Antonio Berardi
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Bruce
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Toni Maticevski


METTALICS
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Dari Werbowy in Versace
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Alexander McQueen-THE EXTREME
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Jasmine Di Milo-THE TAME
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Martin Grant-RED CARPET METAL
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Jasmine Di Milo
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Ruffian
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Stella McCartney
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Marc by Marc Jacobs
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Heatherette
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Balmain
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Versace
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Balmain
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Versace
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Emilio Pucci
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Douglas Hannant

METALLIC EMBELLISHMENTS
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Loewe
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Chloe
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ANKLE BOOTS
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3.1 Phillip Lim
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Stella McCartney

OFF-KILTER STRAPS
This new trend was all over the runways, I never really understand how the designers all end up producing the same trends...
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Chloe
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Rue du Mail
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Chanel
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Costume National
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Derek Lam
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Threeasfour

CAPES
I love this trend, I just bought a beautiful green hooded APC cape from a resale designer store, before they appeared on the runways!
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Sonia Rykiel
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Stella McCartney
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Véronique Brangquinho
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Sophia Kokosalaki
Versace
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Emilio Pucci
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Benhaz Sarafpour
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Aquascatum
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Aquascatum

ZIPPERS
Not your average zipper. The designers reinvented the functional closure in a way, adding decorative zippers to many of their Fall 07 pieces
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Derek Lam
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Chloe
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Chloe

LEATHER
Leather, like red, exudes confidence, but also a tough, "don't mess with me, bitch" vibe. A buttery soft leather jacket is definitely a fall staple. On the runways, leather showed up in abundance, and not just on the frail shoulders of the models, there were leather skirts, pants, and trench coats. Though full on leather is just too cool for me to pull off.
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James Dean in a leather jacket-the ultimate rebel
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Hermes
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Ungaro
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Sophia Kokosalaki
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Jasmine Di Milo
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Peter Som
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Ruffian
SKIRTS
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Loewe
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PANTS
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Ruffian
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Maison Martin Margiela

FLAPPER DRESSES/TIERS
Mini, mod-ish, but more reminiscent of the 20's Flapper girls, these tiered dresses are definitely a staple for Fall 07. I've found an abundance of REAL 20's flapper dresses in vintage stores and thrift stores, no need to shell out 2,000 for a Fendi one, though it's nice to look at.
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Balmain
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Sophia Kokosalaki
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Balmain
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Balmain
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Fendi

WHITE DRESSES- not necessarily a fall trend, I just LOVE white dresses, they just emanate innocence
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Miu Miu
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Luca Luca

GREEK TOUCHES
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La Perla
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Alexander McQueen
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Jasmine Di Milo
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Alexander Wang
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Bottega Veneta

BANDAID DRESSES
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Allesandro Dell'Aqua
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Ungaro

SWINGIN' 60's
The floor-length halter dresses of last year? GONE.
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Brian Reyes
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Diane Von Furstenberg


***COATS***
BLACK
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Burberry Prorsum
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Burberry Prorsum
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Benhaz Sarafpour
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Badgley Mischka
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Rick Owens
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Blumarine
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Moschino
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Pringle of Scotland
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Versace
RED
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Versace
WHITE
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Luisa Beccaria
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Luisa Beccaria
GRAY
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Yigal Azrouel
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Marc by Marc jacobs
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Alexander wang
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Alexander Wang
BLUE
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Richard Chai
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JIll Stuart
TAN
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Brian Reyes
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3.1 Phillip Lim
LEOPARD
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Betsey Johnson
MILITARY
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Aquascatum
PLAID
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3.1 Phillip Lim

That's all for now! I'll keep posting from the upcoming shows...
love, Arianna
fashioninsider00@aol.com

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i LOOOOOVE the plaid marc jacobs jacket.

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