Vogue's Catwalk Overview A/W 2007
With the frantic circus of fashion weeks finally reaching a conclusion today, Dolly Jones at vogue.co.uk has a succinct roundup of her key trends for...
With the frantic circus of fashion weeks finally reaching a conclusion today, Dolly Jones at vogue.co.uk has a succinct roundup of her key trends for A/W 2007-
Modern fabrics – Miuccia Prada produced almost an entire collection based on a new subtly glittering nylon, while even Lara Bohinc's handbags come in sporty, stretchy fabrics these days. For winter you can give the cashmere a rest and go top to toe in new sheeny materials. Our favourites? The Miu Miu heels. Futuristic: A result of the above, an obsession with the newest technology went close to alien proportions at Hussein Chalayan. Elsewhere it was more subtle – and do-able, with embossed silks and shiny treated fur and leather ready for a trip to the moon with Branson. Tights: Remaining opaque, they are thicker and ribbed and in every colour you can think of. At Miu Miu last night they were pulled up high above the waistband of skirts with cardigans tucked in. Sound strange? In coral it looked surprisingly appealing. Ridged fur: in chevons of black and white or brown and black – and fur is becoming increasingly casual, worn inside a hooded jacket or in strips on the front of a dress. Lanvin, YSL and Giles were among those who whipped it around the cuffs of cashmere coats, too. Bomber jackets: Put one on your shopping list – Berardi's were particularly tempting – and they are high luxe in fur, silk and leather. Tweed: As well as everywhere, it is sexy, form-fitting and mixed with a little lame for star power. Grey – It's returned as the colour of the winter but it won't depress us as it did last year. From Versace to Vuitton it appeared in every shade from icy to darkest steel and looked both romantic and powerful. Puff ball hems – For coats and skirts, it's a feminine statement and not a silly Eighties fad. Uniforms – Berardi and Givenchy both had stand-out military moments. Huge knits – They appeared first at Giles and were repeated throughout the season, from YSL to Collette Dinnigan. Dirndls – Christopher Kane started it and the world has followed suit. Full backs: Fashion's search for innovative silhouettes has landed a new emphasis on the back, with coats and dresses growing out behind the models at Lanvin, Vuitton, Bottega Veneta and with regularity in New York and London, too. Hair and make-up: It's Veronica Lake all the way, baby, with kissy kissy plum lips.