Fall Trends 2008

By Celestine Hwang • Jul 16th, 2008 • Category: Juicy Story, Style   

As the pre-fall and fall fashion shows debuted, a new set of trends were introduced to make the upcoming transition from summer to fall a little easier. It’s time to start figuring out what you want to buy now for when the weather starts cooling down.

Here’s what to keep an eye out for:


Nina Ricci and Louis Vuitton both introduced velvet into their collections this fall and, while too much velvet can be a bit of a bad thing, Olivier Theyskens and Marc Jacobs subtly designed dresses with a minimalist touch and a splash of femininity to make velvet more wearable. Jill Stuart introduced velvet in a different manner; she incorporated the rich texture into understated jumpsuits and muted pants that gave off a slight androgyny look which was integrated into the theme of her collection.


Fall collections have introduced new minimalism to reinstate that less is always more. Calvin Klein introduced their fall collection with impeccable tailored clothing, such as geometrical cut dresses and cashmere mantle coats with clean surfaces. The monastic clothing in the collection is a true testament to minimalism. Jenni Kayne also included a minimal theme to her fall collection as she introduced a moody palette with modern and antiquated styles paired with ankle boots, tailored blazers amid floor-length evening gowns, and elegant fur stoles.


Chloé and Missoni all included fur coats and jackets to their fall and pre-fall collections that clearly indicate fur as a fall must-have. Chloé reminisced through hippie days as their fur coats were designed to complement the trend of the free spirit of the 60’s. Missoni added fur to their collection to accompany their vintage theme and designed coats that recall past modern styles, such as Kate Bosworth’s fur coat from Fendi’s runway show in China and Kate Moss’ many nights out on the town.


Vera Wang and Stella McCartney both had pleats as a standard addition to their pre-fall collections. Wang added elegant touches of pleats to abstract pieces and simple tops that make the collection accessible to all, day to night. McCartney used pleats in a more casual and relaxed way, which included day dresses and the sleeves of sweater dresses.

Sources: www.style.com, www.elle.com

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  1. I just recieved the most beautiful leather coat to prepare me for the upcoming fall season. I found it on a little site called ShopGoldyn.com which is so cute and filled with lots of fun flirty designs. My coat not only fits so nice but it works over any dress or pant outfit!

    July 31st, 2008 at 10:01 am

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