I know, Spike.. there are only a handful of designers with enough knowledge, respect and sensibility to understand other cultures... I do have a vague hope that this time the interpretation will be a little more environmental or globally festive, since it's slightly related to all the climate changes and anti-violence sentiments.. hopefully it won't end up being another tour of exotism for the sake of luxury, filled with clichés as in, say, 2001 and 2002.
i think tulle and transparency was too overdone this season (ss08) so i wouldnt like to see much of that on the winter runways... still karl will use tons of it in all the evening wear... (" if you wanna give it allure, veil it!" he says)
that's a good update, gius.. thanks a lot. I feel so silly for not knowing any of these colours .. everything that made sense to me was the red kiss, which I assume must be an intense kind of red?.
and definitely about the ecological approach.. even if it wasn't very clear on some designers' horizon, I think they might be all giving it a second thought after Miuccia Prada's collection, which was spectacular in the way she channelled that inspiration and will certainly become a major hit this season..
^oh it's some sort of finishing or coating for woollen materials
wool is naturally resistant to water --like when it lightly rains, you'll find the water just sitting on the surface and not being absorbed ... it will get all matted once it rains harder. i'm guessing they're coating it with something to make it last through harder rain, it's really interesting i wish i was in on the secrets!
i love the colour names... i saw ink and meteorite so often in the lists. it's expected i guess that they will be dark colours since it's usual for fall, but humus doesn't sound good?
oh!! you know, in s/s 07 there was supposed to be a PAPER trend
it's pro-environment as well
Too bad there wasn't enough of that in the more known fashion labels, but i am starting to see it (only now) the clothing made of paper, mostly by artist than designer, and furniture/products as well
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