Tag Archives: Spring 2009

Omelle Spring / Summer 2009

Italian shoe brand Omelle has released images for the Spring/Summer 2009 collection.


They’re clearly shoes for design-lovers, with architectural inspirations and unique heel details. Most of the styles look so light and fragile, but are packed with big ideas.




Trenches and Coats Spring-Summer 200

The fashion buying craze has occupied the minds of real vogue ladies on the threshold of warm spring. No doubts you’ll look fabulous in classic and new trends. However, the designers provoke us into the new purchases offering super trendy wardrobe basis – , trenches and classic rain-.

Let’s ponder over what to choose first!

presents his extra feminine coat-dress. It’s completely sensitive! Scarf-belt is an excellent decision for special evenings.

Comme des Garcons’s coat and dress are covered with the black petals that add some mystery to the image.

The trenches and from are a tender femininity. Black elegance decored with ornament or belt as an obligatory accessory stressing the thing waist. It’s always trendy!

trenches-and-coats-spring-summer-2009’s are classic for all seasons. Silhouette simplicity impresses with austere style. Minimum details. offers us the sort of youth collection full of short trenches in beige, white, khaki, grey palette. Lots of trendy details like sliders, fasteners, buckles and clasps.

created the thrilling image of an enigmatic woman using the silk, mousseline, pleats and flounces.


Harem Pants – Spring 2009 Trends

hareem pants spring 2009 trends

I know it’s hard to think about the summer when it’s this cold, but I’m trying to stay positive by looking to future trends. The penchant for harem pants has been hanging around in the wings of fashion for a while appearing on the catwalk at Balmain and YSL for Autumn/Winter ’08 but looks likely to be even bigger in the Spring.

The Aladdin style trousers have already been worn by Naomi Campbell but are soon to be available in brighter shades. They were spotted on the Spring ’09 catwalk at Alexander McQueen (left), Betsey Johnson (right) and Chloe (center) to name but a few.

The trend has now hit the High Street with great options available for under £50. It’s best to choose a slightly cropped pair as they will be more flattering and team with a tight fitting top or crop top if you’re feeling brave. This exaggerates the volume and balances the shape slightly. See below for some examples available now.

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Spring 2009 Jewelry Trends

Spring 2009 is in the air.


So for all of you who are extremely busy with your own home jewellery businesses I thought some hints on the key trends might be helpful.

As always we must begin with color. There are three important color stories for the season.

The first is black and white.

The new take for this graphic combo is floral. Pretty all over large flowers. What’s really fresh for black and white is taking it in a less slick direction and adding a more textural attitude.

I believe using fabric wrapped beads, printed ceramic, and glass beads from India that are imperfect is a great way to achieve a crisp but natural look for this palette.


Coral and yellow is the warm palette this spring/summer. Look to the continent of India for inspiration.

Use patterned beaded and etched metals to complement your colors. Antique finished on metal, and rose gold platings can really make this theme a bit more directional.

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Bag trends for Spring/Summer 2009

With the huge influence of recession many designers have focused their attention on accessories rather than garments. , , of this season are very unusual and bright.


Besides, they are present everywhere, in every single collection, worn with pride and an elegant air by all the top models on the catwalk.

The handbag is no longer considered by designers as a mere accessory that can be included or may be ignored. It has become a fundamental element of a woman’s look. Its mission is not limited to practicality; it is chic and complements a woman’s personality and style.

Trends of this season very much, from highly practical huge totes to tiny eccentric clutches for evening wear. Every woman of fashion will be able to find something that suits her style and taste.

Wide, very comfortable bags in all colors imaginable – beige, white, black, metallic, gold, violet, orange, green, blue, etc. – will be extremely popular this season.

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S/S 2009 fashion trends: 1980’s style

This season, the 80s have been the inspitational decade. We’re talking aviator sunnies, Blondie and Bowie, bright colours and statement pieces, not to mention loads of leggings and jumpsuits, obviously!

80s style

Body Con Dresses
Your going out wardrobe isn’t complete without a body con dress.


Polka Dots
Polka dots are this season’s must have print.


Colour Block

Colour blocks were everywhere on the catwalks this season.

Embrace the 80s with a jumpsuit.


Bikini 2009 Fashion Trends

Come Spring/Summer 2009 we’re all going to be eager to hit the beach; preferably one of many from the beauty of the Mediterranean.

String bikini

But which swimwear pieces and bikinis will women be wearing?

2009 fashion trends will again be a major influencer and, in particular, the year’s one shoulder fashion trend.

* One-Shoulder Bikinis and Monokinis
* Cut-Away Bikinis
* Accessorizing A Bikini

One-Shoulder Bikinis / Monokinis

2009 bikini trends one shoulder

Taking their cues from the one shoulder fashion trend, one-shouldered bikinis will be the must have swimwear in 2009.

Thankfully, a standout one-shouldered swimwear piece isn’t going to be hard to come by.

1. Marios Schwab married the one-shouldered bikini with the cutaway bikini trend on his Spring/Summer 2009 runway at London Fashion Week. This particular piece also uses Summer florals taking what a risqué bikini to a girl level. It’s cut and under-strapping make this a particular good piece for smaller chested girls.

2. Victoria’s Secret included a single-shouldered piece in their 2008 line-up. More notable for it’s side-tie briefs, this attention grabbing feature makes it a good bikini for girls whose legs are stand out.

3. A one-shouldered monokini was naturually used on Hervé Léger by Max Azria‘s Spring/Summer 2009 catwalk but sadly with no-where near the same sex appeal as other pieces in the collection. Read cut-away swimwear below for more

4. Under his own name Max Azria also sent a single-shouldered monikini down the catwalk, again pairing it with the cut-away trend. This particular piece stands out for it’s use of a buckle clasp to join the body fabric with the shoulder. As with piece 3, smaller breasted girls are probably to avoid these particular cuts as they their black fabric will need some filling out to look best.

5. While not truly a one-shoulder monokini, Gottex’s piece from their Spring/Summer 2009 collection has the same visual effect. It’s clever halter neck also allows for a more revealing but and better support.

6. Finally, if you still have access to 2008 pieces; Gucci debuted their sophisticated take on the one-shouldered monokini as a part of their Spring/Summer 2008 collection.

Cut-Away Swimwear / Bikinis

cut away bikini trend2009

Cut away clothes pieces are a major trend of 2009 and much like the one shoulder trend, it’s a style being applied to bikinis and swimwear. Infrequently demure, this really is one bikini trend that screams ‘sex’!

1. Not as tightly fitting as other ‘spray on’ monokinis this season, Amanda Wakeley‘s white one-piece pairs a deep neck line with cut-away sides.

2. A two-piece with boob-tube, this bikini by Carmen Marc uses the cut-away trend with subtlety. All the same, these cutaway briefs are more than eye catching.

3. A monokini by Carmen Marc, this swimwear piece is equally as subtle as the aforementioned two-piece, but far more demure.

4. Similar to Amanda Wakeley‘s white one-piece (1) this screen-printed monokini is from Miss Sixty.

5. The most luxurious of the pieces featured, this almost-two-piece monokini from Gottex pairs a halter-neck top, joined briefs, and gold piping.

6. – 10. are all from the one catwalk which screamed sex, decadence, and youth; the one catwalk that really grabbed my eye at New York Fashion Week; Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring/Summer 2009. With enough cut-away than you can possibly wear throughout Summer, these are knock-out pieces that you’re not necessarily going to want to get wet.

Dressing Up Your Swimwear

bikini accessories 2009

Of course, all swimwear isn’t for swimming in. For any fashioniser beaches, pools and resorts are equally about socialising and mojitos as they are about cultivating the perfect tan; face facts, we’re not always there to get our toes wet.

Enter a Spring/Summer season where no beach-wear will be complete without accessorizing. And the one key trend to use? The sheer trend.

While he gave us some of the season’s sexiest bikinis by way of label Hervé Léger, with his own label Max Azria relied on the sheer trend (1 & 2) as a way of setting off otherwise lackluster swimwear; a good thing to note if you intend to recycle pieces from last year. Gottex one upped him however, with their gold, floral halter sheer slip which was a stand out of New York Fashion Week‘s swimwear fashions (3).

Hats off though to Milly by Michelle Smith Spring/Summer 2009 who sent her models down the runway with beachwear accessorizing perfect for 2009’s bohemian fashion trend.