February 17, 2009

NYC Fashion Week: Economy Chic

Mommy, where do trends come from? Why, from fashion week, my dear!

Friday, 2/13 through Friday, 2/20, fashion designers are unveiling their fall 09 collections on the runways of NYC, and with them, the next big trends in fashion.

What’s showing up so far? The common thread is economy dressing, though the interpretation of this is as varied as the designers themselves.

Some are opting for what’s being donned a “sexy uniform” of smartly styled mix and match separates, easy knits and monochromatic color palettes.

Others are focusing on dramatic statement styles meant to be offset with essentials. Think: bold prints, leather, lace and lots, and lots of shimmer.

While others still are using fashion as a form of escapism, taking inspiration from “the good old days.” Here we're getting glimpses of feel-good eras like the 80s.

Of course, the week’s not over yet… What could possibly be next?!

By: Bren B