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Its neck a neck at the moment! But I think the cottons will take over and they are more globally connected to what is happening in the environment....
What do you think?

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**i am definitely leaning one way...
but i'm keeping my opinions to myself at the moment..

you never know...people will constantly surprise you...
i am def interested in this thread about polyester ....
http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...ory-66179.html

however there are multiple threads on brands who are going organic...etc...

so.......it remains to be seen who will win out...
if either will...maybe they will both co-exist on different levels...
that is probably what i think is most likely to happen...

luxury customers don't care as much about environmental issues...
so luxury brands can use all the chemicals they want...

whereas the average consumer is more environmentally concerned and will probably go for the eco-friendly stuff...

i don't think it's an ecological divide so much as an economic one...

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I definitely agree that the research into fabric will definitely continue. It seems like with the fall collections designers were finally figuring out ways to make techno and "futuristic" fabrics work in an approachable way that doesn't make the wearer look like a robot. But the great thing about the whole eco vs.techno thing is that in between the two there's a great tension. Silk or cotton that's treated to look like plastic, polyester that's made to feel like silk georgette and the mix of something really clean and natural with something new and man-made.

I also think that there will be a return to formality. Kind of the end of the pretty, floaty dress in favor of something a bit more chic and pulled together. Very crisp, very sharp, lots of tailored jackets and skirts. A return to "fashion" and by that I mean a return to dressing. Not necessarily in a fussy, uptown way, but sort of rejecting the sack-like shapes and piled on boho accessories for something more timeless, more womanly than girly and more "done". Most importantly, the body will return. Silhouettes will be more fitted and curvaceous. Overall I think the mood will be a bit more sexy than we've seen in a long time.

Definitely a rejection of prettiness in favor of more subtle and classic beauty. I think last spring we really saw the culmination of what's been going on in fashion for a while now. It was all printed, colorful, flowery, floaty, big....lots of flyaway maxi-dresses, exuberant and youth oriented. I feel like a lot of designers have sort of said their piece on that whole chapter and are ready to embrace something new.

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I agree with you about the return to formality, i have a strong feeling for androgenous clothing, waistcoats becoming key etc..

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i don't know how polished or formal it will really be..
i mean...
we are talking about a spring/summer season here and by definition it almost has to be lightweight and airy....
just for the sheer practicality of it all...

*another reason why natural fibres may win over synthetics...
they are just better for warmer weather...

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the thing against synthetics though is that there is still this stigma surrounding it
many people who shop luxury i always still hear them consider synthetics as a lower quality fabric, something to only replicate expensive fabrics
and to be produced cheaply.
that may be part of its history
it doesn't mean anything now
synthetics have a lot of advantages too , that natural fabrics don't have

but both sides of the spectrum are great
especially a mixing of the two
creating a hybrid with each one's advantages

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^ I hope that's not true ... because it's the luxury customer who has the "luxury" of thinking about things other than how to put dinner on the table and shoes on the baby ...

Barneys has commissioned some really beautiful things for Barneys Green ... I tried on a 3.1 Philip Lim Green dress this past weekend that reminded me of Project Alabama. It was lovely, and if it hadn't been so short it would've come home with me

What I would like to see is a trend toward smaller bags. Bags have gotten almost grotesquely big in my opinion ... I was reading something the other day where a woman took her day bag to a party & knocked over a champagne tray. I know I'm not the only one with neck & back issues that are easily made worse by a huge bag ...

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I really like how Balenciaga have been structuring fabric those big stiff pleats.

Shoes had to get technical to replace handbags..I'm wondering how that is going to continue.

I'm kind of hoping that it will stop seeming so revivalist.

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Quote:
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**i am definitely leaning one way...
but i'm keeping my opinions to myself at the moment..

you never know...people will constantly surprise you...
i am def interested in this thread about polyester ....
http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...ory-66179.html

however there are multiple threads on brands who are going organic...etc...

so.......it remains to be seen who will win out...
if either will...maybe they will both co-exist on different levels...
that is probably what i think is most likely to happen...

luxury customers don't care as much about environmental issues...
so luxury brands can use all the chemicals they want...

whereas the average consumer is more environmentally concerned and will probably go for the eco-friendly stuff...

i don't think it's an ecological divide so much as an economic one...

...
The effects of the recession will be interesting to see especially since there is a backlash against cheap chic. Perhaps the average consumer really will start to consume less.

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i found this on tfl .. not exsactly clothes or anything but these
colour pallettes give us an idea what to exspect



Chic shades are inspired by a harmonic and natural world,
invaded by the warm and fascinating colors of plants.
Basic colors conveying quiet and pureness, but taking us
back to the '60s when combined with green and violet,
with more cutting vivid spirit.



The Classic world is deeply inspired by colors of the
Mediterranean beaches, where the strong
appeal of the sea combines with the period
of figurative arts. Flaming and almost primary
colours convey strength and energy,
but drive us towards a measured chromatic indiscipline
through creative and post-futuristic combinations,
daring with creative couplings.



Casual colors reflect the cold light of pixels and deformed effects.
Unusual combinations remind us of new forms of mimetism.
Iron grey cuts these colors and makes them matchable,
while deep yellow inflames them of a dazzling light with psychedelic effects.


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REVERIE

Powdery tints of petals such as blush, lilac and a pristine white are enhanced by a dark ink blue. The superposition of these intimate shades creates a dreamy summer mood where colors mute with the impact of light.

POSH

Regal color combinations, neutrals deliberately clashing with opulent purple, red, ochre, indigo,
silver and gold create color effects as in baroque decorative arts, intricate and rich for classical elegance.
REPOSE

Colors of a sun drenched landscape or the weathered wood of chairs on a Mediterranean piazza. Restoring hues for relaxation and inspiration: calm pebble grays, sky blue, pistachio green and an acid tangerine.
HARVEST

An autumnal harvest mood, with trees and bushes filled with ripe fruit and spices. Saffron and orange, rose and green shades with herb and dew tints evoke the bounty and richness of nature.
AQUATIC

The classic concept of uncomplicated fresh colours, nicely predictable, underscores the pleasure of luxury.

Blues and greens, seal brown and a blossom yellow embrace the idea of holidays and
aquatic sports.



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Moods

Narcissistic, troubled, joyful, unbridled, concentrated, serene ,defined by frame on mind, submerged in color, buffeted by our ups and downs, seeking balance, we let ourselves go with our moods:

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I see 3 colour palettes for spring 09.
The 1st is soft, serene and calm and washed looking, soft greens, apricots, lilacs etc... these work beautifully on washed cottons and linens etc..
The 2nd story is bold, loud, exaggerated colours derived from nature used on prints particularly and quite chaotic...
the 3rd one is a neutral story in soft dove greys, stones, creams, off whites etc...
Thats my version in a nutshell!!

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^ Interesting, Karen ... your #3 is exactly what I'm doing this season ...

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totally forgot to post my own personal opinion

I can see this ethnic look getting bigger and being more spiritual with lighter fabrics etc. rich and vibrant colours,

I can see romantic dull tone colours, kinda like a fantasy world

I can see the sports wear trend getting bigger, maybe more tradtional amercian type.. like that seen in ysl, I dunno that with the 90's sportwear trend atm i can see it being big, maybe in lighter cottons etc. for the summer. More classic styles mixed with newer ones.

I can also see new body shapes and ergonomics, with styles being cut with an almost linear precision.

I dont know maybe im totally wrong but its just what im getting atm

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