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CPD Womenswear-Trends Fall/Winter 2007/2008
From classic styles, aristocratic aesthetics, casual freestyle fashion
to mystic scenario consisting of dark colours colours and
seductive fabrics -
the new trends offer for every women a matching outfit.
CPD-Show Theme :
About A Boy
Featured at the CPD DÜSSELDORF in February 2007 was that new sense of design
aesthetics which has been hitting the headlines in everything from
interiors to culture. This new sense of aesthetics re-injects refreshing
clarity into minimalist fashion. It is all about volume and new widths.
The newly discovered bourgeois and patriotic moods leave their mark, as did
the Balenciaga retrospective in Paris or radical, sombre new stage
productions. Opposites are and remain the driving force in fashion. And
retro classics are its 'back ups'. Today Jackie 0. and tomorrow Paris Hilton,
grunge girl or guerrilla gal. Why not?
With reminiscences from 1960s haute couture
the A line is now making a Comeback. The 1980s bring back the 0 line with oval
and spherical shapes. Simple styles and reduced colours make for a calm,
down-to-earth feel. The rebel looks from the rock and punk scenes are still
around and now very much form part of the mainstream. However, just like
indestructible "Anglomania" and references to imperial splendour they now
provide ideas for a surreal blend combining classics with sportswear.
Four themes based on the trends of the 'Deutsches Mode Institut (DMI) 'have been
formulated by CPD DÜSSELDORF for the new season:
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Classic styles, like sculptures: simple in that Jil Sander
style but also with the couture attitude of Cristobal
Calm, clarity, perfection. "New simplicity" is the byword of this trend whose
soft colours and simple shapes set the highest standards in terms of cut,
details, yarns and fabrics. Tidy looks and concealed button panels are
reminiscent of the "basic concept" of the early nineties. High quality
woollen fabrics and the finest alpaca and cashmere yarns stand for utter
understatement. Simple, no-frills tunic-style dresses and narrow, thigh-high
blazer coats team with square-toed ballerinas and shoes with low block heals.
Straight suits combining hip-length, slightly oversized spencers and knee-length
skirts look young and fresh when worn with leggings or opaque tights. New blouses
and tunics again glimpse out from under waist-length jackets and emphasise the
conquest of the graphics over the look. Also topical here are the short, flared
A and X lines that enchanted the couture scene of the 1960s. Here graphic black
and white patterns, high stand-up collars and large contrasting buttons are a
must, very much putting them on a par with Courreges, Cardin or Cassini classics.
Sculptural O line silhouettes and billowing goblet and tulip pleats (for instance
on short skirts in thicker fabrics) create new accents with their volume. White
ladies' shirts look androgynous worn with narrow ties, gilets or flat knit
cardigans. Pleated shorts with turn-ups revolutionise the suit. Their classic
fabrics and perfect cut highlighting the shoulders and the waist bring the London
school of tailoring right up to the present day - ironic in Styling and
sophisticated in looks.
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Imperial and aristocratic aesthetics for uniforms and
country styles. Top class casual.
Despite all this simplicity fashion can still not do without theatrical drama
and therefore draws on Brit chic as well as historic imperial uniform ideas -
at times romantic and at others provocative. Checks and tweeds, breeches,
bermudas and pleated skirts with kilt aspirations allow the British Empire
to come to the fashion forefront. Also new, long trench-coats and straight
duffle coats, sporty anoraks and parkas, knitted coats, Tweed and Shetland
pullovers all ensure that "Anglomania" does not run out of steam. Trousers
are revitalised with looser fits (featuring front pleats, for instance) and
in flannel and other wool classics. Punk interpretations rid traditional
country or riding looks of their passe feel. Coats are still seeing great
input from the uniform department, either with historic Napoleonic slants
or with a twist in the style of the Swinging Sixties. Figure-hugging as well
as ankle-length styles and historic collar and lapel ideas provide the basis
here. Double-breasted styles, elaborate jetting, fur trims and gold button
flourishes on trousers and waistcoats add decorative detail, though without
the decoration-mania seen in the past. Wide belts with elaborate buckles
accentuate the waistline.
brocade, stylish lames, jacquards and damasks (on trousers and skirts,
for instance) bring sumptuous fabrics into everyday wear. The former glory
of the imperial courts of the 19th and 20th centuries drifts wistfully through
the air. Coats and fairytale dresses in transparent fabrics or angora knits
with suggested Empire waists are as topical as Victorian lace designs or knits
with voluminous flounces and trims at the collar and cuffs. Blouses with
ingenious collar ideas, jabots, decorative braids or tie-up collars pep up
any overly plain looks. Lacy socks worn under heeled shoes make for eye-catchers
at ground level.
CPD-Show Theme :
A casual freestyle fashion inspired by the
androgynous mods style, urban guerrilla gear and
Girls and boys are happily united in that smart mods chic. Slim-line suits, narrow
ties and scarves as well as white shirts set the streamlined Silhouette here.
Also sporting a "skinny" look are drainpipe styles and extra-long straight trousers -
whose figure-hugging features are only topped by sewn leggings. Combinations with
extra-long blazers in men's sports jacket style or with skirts signalise a new
layered, "slouchy" attitude that toys with layers and widths. Marc Jacobs pioneered
the way and the market picked up on the look: top class neo-grunge consisting of
high quality feel-good fabrics and tone-on-tone colours.
Twelve years after the
first grunge generation we now see a second, higher quality and more finely tuned
Version as a flattering alternative to the sculptural Balenciaga couture. The
individual garments set the tone and the look almost develops on its own: wrap-over
coats worn over loose trousers and patchwork blouses; balloon skirts and dresses
with leggings; three-quarter length jackets and shiny quilted jackets with loose
trousers and tunics; and knee-length pencil skirts with fine knit ensembles
consisting of jackets and leggings. Counterpoints meet here and give the style
its imagination and sense of well-being. However, reality is ah/vays there.
Trousers with cargo details, parkas and bomber jackets - slightly shimmering or
matt - are reminiscent of guerrilla fighters complete with ankle boots with profile
soles or military boots.
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A mystic scenario consisting of dark colours and
seductive fabrics. An underworld where Dracula's
daughter meets lavishly styled glamour girls.
A world of shadows consisting of dark colours with dashes of white, violet
and blood red emerges here. Black transparent blouses with stand-up collars
and puffed-out leg-of-mutton sleeves look beguiling and mystic at the same
time. Victorian elements like frilly trims, lace details and Empire waistlines
leave their mark them everywhere. Black dresses focus on pure seduction and
toy with semi-transparent and matt/shine effects. Silky velvets and burnt-out
fabrics flow along the contours of the body. Swingy little thigh-length smocks
or tunic dresses look new when worn with leggings or drainpipes.
or alias weaves give substance to modern O line dresses and skirts. High-necked
second-skin dresses are sure to dazzle dramatically and glisten with sequins -
as in the pictures of Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt. Though masculine accents
are also added by 80s smoking jackets with padded shoulders and satin trims and
dress trouser stripes or sophisticated uniform jackets in brocade or with
elaborate golden embroidery on black backgrounds.
Looking more frivolous and a
tad more eccentric is the 80s luxury enjoyed by high society glamour girls. Fur
and gold, satin and flowing silk Jersey - money is no object. Shoulders and
waistlines are accentuated. Skirts are narrow and sexy. Hand-width belts, sashes
and biker belts in patent and crocodile leather are indispensable here. Oversized
garments plus leggings are back in fashion again. Those liking it a bit more
ladylike can look to wet-look leather coats and ingeniously draped afternoon dresses.
Ever present are large sunglasses with metal frames reminiscent of eye masks or
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