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Vol.06  Issue 10/01, 10.10.2006

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Text : Traudel Albrecht Fuchs/Messe Offenbach. Copyright © 2006, Messe Offenbach. Photos : Copyright © 2006, fashionfreak. All rights reserved.


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ILM Bag Trends F/W 2006
The New Seriousness

Introduced at ILM Winter Styles 25.-27. March 2006



























Fashion is more reticent, more grown-up, dressing instead of disguising is the point. Inspirations are still taken from past epochs; yet a quality thinking and stylistic perfection are prevailing playful details and ornamen-tal decorations. A tendency towards luxury brings along elegant leather and valuable furs. The new clarity prefers a simple and clear styling. The majority of the bag designs is sporting. Clear oblong formats, many practical pockets, robust straps, clasps and metal components are typical for the trendy fashion bags. Decoration is reserved. Ornamental embossings, floral applications, tendrils and passaments, velvet or metallic lustre guarantee an impressing appearance.

The Colours :

Reticent and reserved: Modern architecture, classy and clear design. Diverse shades of grey reaching from silver, concrete, shale to anthracite. Cold beige and lute-white, a spell of rosewood and äs an exclamation mark: Black!

Autumn Novel
Natural, vital, authentic: sunny autumn scenery, leaves and plants in a warm colour harmony. A wide spectrum of brown shades reaching from brass, bark and terra up to tobacco, also moss, amber and fir-green. Brass and copper with metallic effect.

Exciting Fiction
Exciting, mystic, surprising: shady woods, gnarly roots, nordic lights. Night blue and Russian green, tundra, dark khaki, petrol blue and ink blue. With it brass.

Folk Poetry
Joy and romanticism, naturalness and love of life: Eastern culture, festivals, music and dance. Pepper, amber and ruby-coloured in combi-nation with Hungarian green, porcelain-blue or golden yellow. Black is always in the running.


Nordic Winter : Sporting attributes are of priority

Inspiration :
Snowy winter landscape from North Cape up to Mongolia. Ski fashion appears in the middle of the city. Main thing sporting.

Textile Fashion :
Cosy furs, leather, lamb velours and fakes for casual coats, jackets, and vests. Oversized pullovers, coats made of knitwear, ponchoes, long scarves of fleecy wool. Nordic patterns, borders and embroideries in harmonious natural colours. Anoraks and stitched coats with fur trimmings.

Bag Fashion :
Oversized pouches and flap bags, supple and 'unconstructed'. Clear oblong formats or trapezoid shoppers. Soft velours leather, washed and crinkled leather. Shearling trimmings on the edges and carrying belts, für and feit in combination. Sporting accents by a variety of front pockets, decorative clasps and rivets, metal chains and rings.

Mixed Chic : Main thing contrasting effects

Lenin meets Anna Karenina. Strict and playful in the same way, clarity and romanticism. The uniform style in companionship with feminine aspects.

Textile Fashion :
Stiff woolen material, strict and classic, in dark colours like black, grey, night-blue, olive, and brown are manufactured to exact and sharp cuts. Long coats and waisttight jackets with decorative double-row buttons, shoulder yokes and broad belts. Folklore skirts of soft material guarantee a charming contrast.

Bag Fashion :
Sporting and ornamented : flap bags, shoulder bags with broad and long Straps. Supplied with practical front pockets, clasps, metal parts like rivets, loops, hinges. Shoppers and nostalgic clutch bags are decorated with passaments, tassels, laces, and cords. Medal applications supply further decorations. Natural, untreated leather types, mostly strong or in vintage look are absolutely trendy.

Classic Avantgarde : Tradition in new appearance

Inspiration :
Haute Couture of past decades: chic, luxurious and challenging. Business class in a cool but not masculine look. Very British in conservative and traditional appearance.

Textile Fashion :
Few colours, perfect cuts and noble fabric for a new luxury class. Smooth woollen material, cashmere. Jersey and silk, leather and genuine fur. The designs are plain and imaginative, the special types of material are prevailing. A surprise are the new widths with bubble and tulip skirts. Business suits and costumes bring special attributes. Checks and tweed of real British inspiration are the answer to a new trend towards conservatism.

Bag Fashion :
Unexcited and unagitated styling, traditional shapes are in the centre of attention. The formats are medium-sized to large, the manufacture supple but correct. Kelly-bag variations, nostalgic clutch bags, bowling types, flap bags, hunting bags, and weekender bags are stylish companions. Small rounded-off shapes with supple gatherings and drapery are fully feminine. The noble material is often supplied with a decent glimmer or brilliant lacquer or metallic lustre. Imaginative crocodile-, snake, and lizard embossings still determine the trend. Various für combinations stand for value and luxury.

Balalaika Melody : Decoration is allowed

Inspiration :
We meet "Piroschka" in Hungary, marvel the roses in Rumania, the carpet patterns in Serbia and discover the pittoresque costumes of "Babushka" in Russia.

Textile Fashion :
A harmonious play with colours and patterns. Carpets and church windows are the design prototypes, paisleys and cashmere designs, trendrils and borders, flowers and above all roses, printed and embroidered, bring about a decorative styling. Wide circle skirts and border skirts from kneelength to carve-length, romantic blouses, embroidered and fur-trimmed vests, big shawls are all part of a puzzle of the imaginative fashion scene. Folklore attributes are included in the overall appearance and the combination with Jeans render this fashion fit for every day.

Bag Fashion :
Bags are still precious attributes, not superficially decorated, but designed in an imaginative and kind appearance. Shining leather in gem colours, pretty leather embossings, embroideries, ribbons and borders, tendrils and blossoms äs applications on leather and textile material. Folklore Jacquard patterns, Paisleys and Ornaments, embossed velvet or burnouts, velours leather in lace design, pearls and sequins tone in tone supply imaginative variations.


More Trend Reports :
1101st GDS - Shoe Trends Fall/Winter 2006
101st GDS - Shoe ABC Fall/Winter 2006
CPD Women Trends Fall/Winter 2006
SIL Lingerie Trends F/W 2006

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