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the function key examines ny fashion week 2009 trends.

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Yes, there are still a few more days left in NY Fashion Week, but here’s our rundown on key trends we’ve spotted thus far.

Melon is in!
It’s a good year to be a melon . . . at least judging by the overabundance of melon-hued garments — pinky peaches, watermelons, and yellow/green honeydews — in multiple designers’ ranges.

ny fashion week spring 2009
From left, clockwise, DKNY, Matthew Williamson, Diane von Furstenberg, Twinkle.

Sherbet, too!
But if you fruit isn’t your thing, perhaps you can draw inspiration from a refreshing frozen treat — sherbet! Stock your wardrobe with some muted mints, lavenders, oranges, and raspberries.

ny fashion week spring 2009
From left, clockwise: Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Matthew Williamson, Alexander Wang.

Bright red-orange hues.
Be on the look out for bright red-orange. If it’s too much color for you, incorporate it into your look using accessories. It’s versatile and looks great with a minty green.

ny fashion week spring 2009
From left, clockwise: Diane von Furstenberg, Costello Tagliapietra, Tuleh, Preen.

Patterned layers.
Layering enters a more sophisticated dimension, mixing patterns on top of patterns. The key here is to have a cohesive color throughout each piece so it doesn’t look like you got dressed in the dark.

ny fashion week spring 2009
From left, clockwise: Tuleh, Marc Jacobs, Zero Maria Cornejo, Twinkle.

Accent neutrals and grays with brights colors.
Neutrals and grays are always good staples to have in your wardrobe. Liven them up with brightly colored accessories (yellows, reds, pinks), or buy a garment patterned with pops of color, like Catherine Holstein’s jumpsuit.

ny fashion week spring 2009
From left, clockwise: Catherine Holstein, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Ports 1961, Catherine Holstein.

Cobalt (again).
Cobalt is sticking around for another season (I think periwinkle will replace it in the near future) and looks quite nice alongside hot pink color-blocked hues (another trend running through some of the collections).

ny fashion week spring 2009
From left, clockwise: Marc by Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Twinkle, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The best thing about all of the above trends is that they work really well together. You can pull off a gray jumpsuit with bright orange-red jewelry and a green sherbet-hued shirt. Just remember to edit yourself so you don’t look like a big ol’ mess.

All images via nymag.com.

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Posted by: kimberly phillips · Tags: fashion

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  • 1 mette/ungt blod // Sep 11, 2008 at 9:24 am

    i really like the dkny-skirts! great! i tagged you for a whats-on-your-walls-challenge!

  • 2 kim // Sep 11, 2008 at 10:00 am

    thank you! what is whats-on-your-walls??