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Fashion Week: Fall 2007 Trends

  • By: Melissa Kagan

  • Take a Shine to Sequins

    The fall collections abounded with sequined dresses, tunics and even jackets. Sparkly ensembles have already caught on with the young Hollywood set so it should filter into the mainstream world before you can say "fashionista".

    Russian Revolution

    Designers traveled back to early-twentieth-century Russia for inspiration this fall. Vera Wang (shown right) in particular dressed her models in shearling, military jackets, sturdy boots with medallions and of course babushkas - perfect for a windy day in the city.

    A Touch of Gray

    The grays this season didn't automatically translate into boring. Rich hues such as charcoal and anthrocite were offered in luxe fabrics and sexy silhouettes- many with intriguing details like beading and crystals.

    Hat's On

    There was a major revival in millinery for fall ranging from wide-brimmed styles to fedoras to top hats. But don't confuse this season's toppers with the boho styles scene lately on the likes of Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. Fall 2007 is all about looking like a lady.

    At Ease

    While the fashion world is not entirely ready to bid the skinny pant a final farewell, there slouchy pant slowly started to edge it out as the must have for fall. And even though they were shown with oversized knits and roomy jackets, there was still an undercurrent of sexines to them.

    Tights Plan

    With the much hyped Factory Girl causing mod madness this season, opaque tights took off with speed. And this trend continued into Fall 2007 with a bevy of black tights and patterned hose flooding the runways. We all welcome one more winter where fashionistas don't have to freeze to look fashionable.

    A Fur Thing

    Fur flew during fall fashion week in the form of full length coats, short jackets and trimmed hoods, cuffs and hems. While it used to be reserved for evening ensembles, many of the looks shown were on the casual side and some were even shown with denim. We can all look to H&M to offer faux versions at affordable prices when the new season arrives.

    Knit Wits

    Knits with substance stood out as a major trend for fall in the form of oversized cardigan coats, dresses and chunky pullovers (shown right). But don't assume you have to pair these loomed luxuries over jeans or leggings. Many designers showed them mixed with metallics and tweeds.

    Zip It

    It won't be hard to slip into next season's dresses with so many zippers being shown. And they aren't hidden versions either. Designers such as Derek Lam (shown), Behnaz Sarafpour and Carlos Miele showed dresses with exposed zippers being the focal detail of their frocks.

    CoutureCandy Personal Sylists

    Melissa Kagan, accessories guru and fashion writer, is a self-confessed shoe addict with no hopes of recovery. Her philosophy: You don't have to spend a million dollars to look like a million dollars. It's all about how you put yourself together.