Thursday, June 25, 2009

Innovative Times

My current obsession as you may have noticed is fall fashion. The shapes, the colors, the details, the fierceness, and the creativity have reeled me in. Designers are going to extremes, they're going for drama at its best. In these economic times testing the fashion waters by being daring is a step in the right direction. Women are dressing to feel good about themselves, to bring some pep back into their step. Never underestimate the power a brilliant shoe or a classic handbag can bring you. Nowadays, fashion is about exuding strength yet maintaining your femininity. I think more than ever women's fashion is a combination of futuristic ideas, nostalgia for the past, and bold choices. 









editorial courtesy of Vogue July 09 

10 comments:

annechovie said...

Looks exciting! It's so hot here now, it's hard to think about Fall. Fall here means putting away white and that's about the only seasonal difference. LOL

Style Redux said...

annechovie- It's been so hot here in D.C. too. A welcome change from all this east coast rain. Surprisingly, looking at fall fashion cools me off a bit.

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

When I spied the cocktail dress (photo 2) in Vogue I was immediately in love ♥

Style Redux said...

Dumbwit Tellher- The Miu Miu dress is extraordinary, love the embellishments.

deep_in_vogue said...

Beautiful editorial, "exuding strength yet retaining femininity" - well put and I completely agree. xo

Style Redux said...

deep_in_vogue- Thank you. And I love your blog.

Carolina Andújar said...

Ooooooh, these are all stunning! Must.Have.The.Coats.
Love your blog!

Hi, My Name is Christine said...

I'd have to agree with you that designers are going to extremes, and I love it! I think it comes from the fact that, during tough times, most consumers are more concious about their dollar and therefore want to invest in specific pieces. The way that designers today are pushing the envelope is a way to capture the imagination of women and create collectable pieces. There's something special about every item in this editorial :D

Style Redux said...

Carolina- Thank you. I love the Marc Jacobs coat.

Style Redux said...

Christine- You're exactly right. Finding key pieces is a very wise move. It's something that I try to concentrate on these days because it's a great way of having a well-rounded wardrobe. And I think having more special pieces makes you appreciate your wardrobe even more. Thanks for stopping by!