Fashion Key Points 2003

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  1. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    which were the most important fashion 'headlines' for 2003 ?
    what shall we remember this year for?
    Lets make a "that was the year of.." list, here are some ideas

    *Tom Ford's departure from Gucci
    *The V&R retrospective
    *The rise and rise and rise of prints
    *Round toe shoes :heart:
    *Shine surfaces & metallics
    *LV flirt with art (Murakami etc)
    *The decline of lux labels
    *Black loses its grip
    *Satin cargos
    *Asian influences


    please add your own list and stay true to important fashion headlines regardless if you liked /agree with them or not :flower:

    here Andrew Gn's take on Asian
     
  2. ignitioned32

    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    Great topic, Lena! :flower: :heart:

    Exuberance was on of the best things that happened to fashion this year. I mean the world was in a state of global uncertainty and anxiety and then suddenly BAM! designers responded to that by making optimistic and fun collections wishing good will on troubled times. That made the most gorgeous Spring on record (Spring '03.) Definetly grace under pressure!

    The most memorable was John Galliano's S/S '03 collection! :wub:
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  3. ignitioned32

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    Dream come to life! :woot:

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    ignitioned32 Mannikin

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    V&R also responded to this:

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    Fashion's prince of darkness went romantic, while staying true to himself:
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  5. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

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    i so agree on optimism & romance
    lets see you list igni ;)
     
  6. ignitioned32

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    Marc and LV went sugary sweet:

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    Donna had an optimistic 40's fab collection:
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  7. ignitioned32

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    Kool-aid colors at Versace:
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    Romance at Ralph Lauren:
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  8. ignitioned32

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    Sport was big, too. Scuba was ahead of the pack with designers like Ghesquiere and Lang doing this. :flower:

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  9. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Cavalli went ultra-glitzy...wait, that happens every year...

    D&G went a bit cartoony with their cartoon opera jacket, no? And Moschino went a bit too cartoony...
     
  10. Lena

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    :innocent: could you reply in lists please?
    i'd like to see your personal takes on key points of 2003 , please :flower:
     
  11. tealady

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    I would add to the list: The Return of Ladylike Femininity
     
  12. mikeijames

    mikeijames no tom ford, no thanks.

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    the return of fifties elegance
    the reinterpretation of sportswear fabrics
    the re-emergence of both the glove and the over-the-knee boot
    the death of jean-as-chic fashion
    individualism
    the piece (the perfect pant, the perfect coat, the perfect skirt) as accessory.

    just a few that come to mine
     
  13. Scott

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    1. The return of artisanship and a homemade feeling
    2. Olivier Theyskens' position at Rochas
    3. Moving Back to Paris: Helmut Lang and Nicolas Ghesquiere
    4. Jurgi Persoons going bankrupt
    5. Tom Ford(of course)
    6. Viktor & Rolf going in a completely commercial direction
    7. Theirry Mugler retiring
    8. Vibrance and optimism
    9. Ladylike
    10. Former bad boy designer,Alexander McQueen recieving honors from the Queen
    11. Diesel and Martin Margiela's new venture together
    12. Gaultier's take-over at the house of Hermes
    13. Walter Van Beirendonck and the Flander Fashion Institute disassociating themselves from A-Z Magazine
    14. Boudicca designer's Zowie Broach and Brian Kirby's association with American Express
    15. Dries Van Noten recieving honors at the 'Night of Stars Gala"(?)
     
  14. Atelier

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    A few things I'll remember from fashion and modeling in 2003:

    01. Gucci announces TF/DdS will depart April 04.
    02. Francisco Costa drops the ball on his debut Calvin Klein collection.
    03. WTO talks collapse over the lifting of quotas in 05.
    04. Missoni anniversary.
    05. Angela L, Daria W, Sara Z, Isabeli F, Jessica M and Eugenia V setting both runway and photos afire.
    06. Alice in Wonderland.
    07. Reading A.L.T. and The Devil Wears Prada.
    08. Shoot Me! on FTV.
    09. Jean-Paul Gaultier tapped for Hermes.
    10. Joining The Fashion Spot ;)
     
  15. Lena

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    ooops those are from last year i fear scott* :p

    thats real headlines Atelier, wellcome to FS my dear :flower:
     
  16. Meg

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    Some of the things I'll remember, both on and off the runway, and some of my favorites:
    1. Femininity
    2. Masculinity (a la Prada :woot: )
    3. Uggs become mainstream popularity
    4. Anything murakami
    5. Tom Ford finally leaves YSL and Gucci

    Thats all that comes to mind right now but i know there are plenty more.
     
  17. Scott

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    ooops those are from last year i fear scott* :p
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    Probably so. Was thinking about that after I posted. Still,they were big news this year even after being some of the highlight collections all seasons so far.

    Must add also:

    16. Marjan Pejoski's evolved collection recently.
     
  18. Atelier

    Atelier Hoppity Hop

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    Thanks Lena!
     
  19. Spacemiu

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    1. Returnd of Feminity and Optomism :heart:
    2. Classic Lady like looks
    3. Mod
    5. Manish detaling
    4. Tom ford leaving gucci group :woot:
    5. Boudicca and Viktor and Rolf selling out :cry:
    6. Jean paul gaultier anounced as new deisgenr of Hermes
    7. Martin Margiela and Disel deal
    8. the rise of d squared :yuk: :sick:
     
  20. ignitioned32

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    The list:

    Clothing:
    >Exuberance :heart:
    >Sport (This includes Surf at Helmut Lang and Balenciaga and sport interpreted in an un-obvious way by Narciso Rodriguez. Plus Y-3) :woot:
    >The comeback of the Mini
    >Return to Lady-like dressing
    >Mod
    >Armor like clothing ;)

    News:
    >Tom Ford leaving Gucci and YSL
    >Calvin Klein selling his company and giving the designing reigns to Costa.

    Beauty:
    >Pulled back hair
    >Diana Ross proportioned hair :blush:
     

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