Posts tagged Winter 2010

Layering Turtlenecks for Winter 2010

For Fall/Winter 2010 we saw the emergence of layering turtlenecks for the first time in years. Each designer took a different approach toward the turtleneck execution, but I think everyone can agree that season-less, affordable dressing is a big trend for Fall/Winter 2010, as the world’s recession continues.

One method of layering we saw all over the runways was wearing a turtleneck under an outfit. Basic black, slouchy turtlenecks lead the way in terms of color, which is nice since the item isn’t hard to find. We recommend sticking to relatively thin fabrics, like cotton, sheer knits, or jersey. Remember, the thinner the material the less bulky of frumpy the outfit will look. Pairing your turtleneck with an open neckline is key because the look adds drama and depth to outfits that otherwise look flighty, out of season, or just too optimistic for Winter. For an evening look, wear a turtleneck underneath a sexy, plunging neckline dress and finish with a statement necklace.

We’re glad to have seen this look on the runway, and to be able to fully back it as a crucial winter affordable clothing strategy. Let’s face it, the layered turtleneck trend makes complete sense for winter since it adds a layer of warmth to any outfit from Spring or Fall. And, as I stated earlier, the best thing we can do these days is find great ways to reinvent what we already own since money is tight.

image of layering black turtlenecks Winter 2010

For the ultimate look, pair your ensemble with the following accessories: Floppy hats, leather gloves, chunky necklaces, belts with huge metal buckles, fishnet tights with black platform booties, brightly colored hair extensions.

OnePiece: Latest in High-Fashion Comfort

The OnePiece, the adult onesie. It is specifically referred to on the website as OnePiece: Jump in jumpsuit all-in-one onesie chilloutsuit. The OnePiece could be the love-child of last year’s home-comfort hit, the snuggie and Juicy Couture’s velour track suit.

image of OnePiece Purple

It is, an all-in-one tracksuit with a front zipper. It’s made of comfy fleece cotton and zips from crotch up to forehead, for those invisible types. The website suggests it for doing homework, walking dogs, hangovers, and snowboarding. They cost £80-£110 depending on the design you choose. Jumpsuits are the in-thing at the moment. In fact, jumpsuits have been all over the catwalks. Chloe gave us wool styles for Autumn/Winter 2010, Zac Posen’s Spring/Summer 2011 catwalk showed sheer patterned and silky versions and YSL’s resort 2011 included a one-piece.

image of OnePiece Black snowflakes
image of OnePiece Blue Stripes

My only complaint is that it doesn’t have the footsie pajama feet thing going. Other than that, I want one in every color for every facet of my life.

Ana Locking Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 Maxi Necklaces

This nice people of the Ana Locking Team sent me a link to their Autumn Winter 2010-2011 ephemeral jewelry collection. The pieces are amazing, and in line with the last ephemeral jewelry collection Ana Locking put out.

The most stunning pieces of the collection (in my opinion) are the maxi-necklaces made with paraffin wax in Black, Blue and Pink, and set on brass bases.

image of Ana Locking Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Black Maxi Necklace

I particularly like the way the large Maxi looks on the male model Matvey. The look is totally appropriate for the runway, however I can’t imagine actually seeing, or appreciating an average man on the street wearing such a large necklace.

Ana Locking Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Blue Stone Maxi Necklace

I was unable to locate more images of this blue necklace, which is too bad because the color is stunning. I think a necklace like this would look ideal with a solid colored outfit…I’m imaging a deep tan or olive outfit would look amazing with it.

Ana Locking Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Pink Stone Maxi necklace

Who doesn’t enjoy looking pretty in pink?

Riccardo Tisci coed fashion shoot for Givenchy

Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci has taken the whole idea of “coed fashion shoot” to another level. Tisci is using a transexual model among the cast for the house’s fall-winter 2010 ad campaign. This transexual model is someone Tisci knows well: it’s his longtime personal assistant and, former fit model for his own line. Lea T.

While some women might find the edgy ads a matter of taste, Tisci explained that including a transgender person exemplifies the masculine-feminine dichotomy that has become one of his design signatures and follows coed casting for his Paris runway last March. The campaign includes dedicated images for Givenchy eyewear and watches, and Tisci said media budgets would increase in certain growth markets for the brand.

Whillas & Gunn: Autumn/Winter 2010

New Australian label Whillas & Gunn combines timeless rugged Australian outerwear with the polished fit of contemporary styling. With all the Heritage brands out now, it’s good to see one is emerging from down under. Just don’t mistake it for anything Crocodile Dundee might wear.

image of whillas-gunn Fall Winter 2010
image of whillas-gunn Fall Winter 2010
image of whillas-gunn Fall Winter 2010
image of whillas-gunn Fall Winter 2010

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