The Swank’s Fashion Picks for This Fall

By Butterboom Writers  /  October 17, 2008

The Swank and Butterboom count down the Top 5 trends for Fall 2008.


The Swank see’s this fall’s fashion trends as a luxurious amalgamation of warmth and artistic inspiration, translating the spirit of the 70s and the red carpet look into the runway.  In addition, well adorned padded fabrics, furry embellishments, gypsy folk and artsy period pieces are also put into play. New forms and shapes with intriguing mix of garments are shown along with structurally fascinating pieces and knits.

1. Fur feast
What better time to wear fur than the cold winter months? This Fall/Winter, furs are the undeniable must haves, making a serious statement in the collections of Roberto Cavalli, Ines & Marechal, and Simonetta Ravizza (shown above). Luxe furs are especially hot, such as fox, mink, chinchilla, and Mongolian lamb.


2. Checked wool

Keep warm and make a bold statement this season with woolly pieces. Be it plaid, checks, tartans, or all mixed together, here is the perfect chance for you to really stand out without foregoing comfort and practicality. As shown on the runways of KENZO, I’M Isola Marras and Just Cavalli among others.


3. Padded Fabric

If you think we’re talking about the ordinary nylon padded fabrics that have been around forever, think again. Instead, check out the collections of ADD, 1G and Ermanno Scervino etc. and see how the pros update this padded fabric with luxurious satin silk, beadings, and embroideries, among others.


4. Red Carpet

Yes, we know you love the look of Angelina, Gwyneth and Charlize on the red carpet, so why not make it your own?  With the long and slender evening dresses in a wide range of colors from jewel toned to more natural shades on the runways of Collette Dinnigan, David Fielden, and Ermanno Scervino etc., this is your time to snag the Oscar look.


5. Knitting Patterns

Great knits can be found in different shapes and forms, as shown in this season’s runways, including KENZO and Sonia Rykiel, among others.  Whether you are looking for oversized knits with patterns and bold colors, or massive sweaters as tunic or dresses, there’s bound to be something to your liking.


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