Trends Spring/Summer’08 by PeclersParis
Back to a hippy, bohemian, romantic and junior attitude. Unconventional, really carefree fashion that brings new life to customizing and personalizing the silhouette.
Real high summer colours to wear with no hang-ups, throughout the season. Melon, apricot, bubble gum pink, aniseed green, mint, lilac, turquoise. Soft pastels and day-glo acid drops. A sparkling freshness urbanized with grey.
Basics in colour…light plains, twills and gabardines in cotton or polyester, cotton sateens, washed lightened denims.
Lightness…new semi-transparent cotton voiles and batistes. Cretonnes, calicots and light poplins. Silky look, plain weaves, scarf twills, washed or creased chiffons, polyester satins. Fluid viscose or acetate crepes. Cotton jerseys, cotton / stretch or viscose knits. Ultra-fine fleeces. Blurred…tie-dye colour effects, spotted flowers, faded little florals. Exotic influence, watercolour paisleys, giant muted ethnic florals. Beach and surf inspiration, gradated, washed motifs, photoprints.
Separates to combine”carelessly”…For men, T-shirt and jeans story in colour block or colour total look. Dress mania… very simple, in pretty fabrics. Square-cut dresses, tilted shift dresses, T-shirt-style three-hole dresses, kimono-style coatdresses, jersey tunic dresses, sweat dresses. City hippy…mix of patterns and layered shapes. For men, focus on piled on tops. Waistcoat over knitted shirt over T-shirt plus scarf. Deep neckline T-shirts with over printed T-shirts to wear over cropped peg-top jeans. For women, long skirts, spectacular printed cotton T-shirts, little halterneck sweaters over leggings and zouave pants.
Random dyes. Placed embroidery. Ruched flounces, frayed flounces. Draped collars. Very deep round necklines. Fabric patchworks. Added hem bands in quilted fabrics.
Creative recycling spirit…crochet bags, messenger bags with string shoulder straps and amulets, recycled bags in shopping bag mesh and raw canvas. Sandals with inset leather and macramé. Charm bracelets. “Handmade”…pack bags with splashy dye. Messenger bags or mini purses in fabric patchwork. Faded suede ankle boots, sneakers with pencil drawing motifs.
A chic casual story intended for all urban Robinson Crusoes, that combines softness, lightness, well-being, functionality and futurism.
A range of undefined half-tones and greenish coloured neutrals, khaki, seaweed, earth, close to nature. To soften with pale, almost cosmetic neutrals. To liven up with yellowish shades, tinted white, fibrous beige and yellow ochre.
Softened compacts…textured weave cottons, drills, rustic canvas, in linen/cotton blends. Bleached denims, washed twills. Shirt and trouser weight cotton sateens. Bio-tech…knits and weaves in bamboo, soybean, corn. Gummy treatments, creamy and gelatinous handle. Featherweight…parachute silk or cotton voiles, cotton gauzes, in layering or coated with paper handle. Ultra-light nylon or polyamide voiles, a chrysalis look. Au naturel…100% linen, cotton/ramie, biodegradable cotton jerseys. Viscose jerseys to drape. Dry handle jerseys to crease. Fine chiné fleeces. Torn, openwork knits. Vegetable dyes. Fancy effects…splashy or stylized camouflage and plant prints. Muted, pixelized or watercolour foliage.
Easy suits…neo-reefers, trench parkas, army-style overjackets, chic safari jackets for men’s and women’s markets worn over refined cargo pants, “too long” baggy pants or slim supple slacks. For men…continuation of cropped zouavshaped pants with dropped crotch, light XXL bermudas or loose pyjama-style pants. Functional and multipurpose…a new wardrobe for everyone. Inflated blousons, loose parkas, egg-shaped raincoats, parachute coats. Windbreaker, overalls, adaptable shirts. A generation of “ready-to-move” clothing. Nomadic spirit…creased linen shirts and polos, shift-shirts for men. Hybrid T-shirt dresses, square cut, tunic or dress length, to belt, pleat or tie for women.
Hoods, giant pockets, loose sleeves, inner drawstrings, tie cords, Velcro and XXL zips. Flatlock seams in colour. Play of seaming, godets and pleats for jersey dresses.
Raw…combination of leather, canvas and string. Belt or shoulder bag. Cord belt, string thongs. Organic inspiration… elaborate plant-cum-animal decoration. Long shell necklaces, Roman sandals to tie. Moulding…in supple and smooth leather. Ergonomic gym shoes. Swim cap hats. The functional embellished by ultra-pale colours.
A generous and delightful trend that blends ethnic and historical influences. A sumptuous atmosphere in colour for all markets. Roomy majestic shapes for women. A dandy traveller look for men.
A warm palette of oranges and yellow ochres that are never too bright, crimson red to team with purple or celadon green. Grey and brown temper harmonies and neutralize an exoticism that could be too ordinary.
Early season…cotton suitings in worsted yarns. Woven mini-patterns, end-and-end, micro-geometrics like men’s kimonos.
Feminine shine…scroopy silks, taffeta, duchesse satins, cotton sateens, lacquered plain weaves in cotton. Fantasy from every country…damask shirt cottons, tattoo prints, orientalist line drawings, African graphics, Japanese-style florals, batiks, imitation basketwork patterns, carpet stripes, madras checks, oversized geometrics.
New suits…the suit mood also worn as separates. For men, supple, elongated, unlined jackets, with slim slacks “too long” or shortened into city shorts. For women, loose and roomy overjackets made feminine by layering over dresses and leggings. Shifts…T-shirts, tunic or dress length. Inflated oversize volumes, shapes to drape or tie, worn over leggings, jeans or loose pants. Ethno-mix…kimono-jackets, zouave-leggings, obi-waist skirts, kurta-T-shirts, sweaters with decorated bib-fronts, patched jeans.
Inset waists in printed fabrics. Raw-cut hems. Gathers, pleats, flounces. Roomy elbow-length or cropped sleeves. Embroidery, crochet, beads, braiding, pleated mini-flounces as decoration on knitwear.
Rich, exuberant, printed…compilation of fabrics, canvas, leather, beads, fringe, pompons. Braided totes, printed pouch bags. Scarf turbans and visors. Platform or open sandals with tied fabric trims. Coral, stones, feathers for jewelry. For men…kaffiyeh scarves in hand-crafted weaves, scarves with two-tone tattoo prints, belts in “folkloric” weaves to tie.
Slightly wacky classics! The codes of chic American sportswear and of shirting are adapted for everyday style.
A slightly sexy version with a smart look for women; a retro accent worn with a careless touch for men.
A graphic range that disturbs tradition. Blues, reds, white, beige and grey in different depths of shade that are never conventional. Play with three-colour harmonies for spring and multicolours for high summer.
Clean and supple…light, solid, striped and micro-patterned suitings. Fine twills, ribbed piqués, seersuckers, clean denims, lighterweight drills. Timeless shirting…poplins, oxford, chambray, stripes. Light technicals…coated cottons, waterproof taffeta. Chic knits…calendered jerseys, piqué or waffled sport knits, light fleeces. Graphic stripes, distorted and engineered diamond-shaped jacquards.
Preppy mood…the blouson stars for all markets. Bowling blousons, retro chic blousons slim shapes, elongated blousons with contrast ribbing. Blazers with tilted hems, cropped, loose and belted jackets, and waistcoats for women. Softened jackets for men. Pleated, fluid, masculine-style pants and urban bermudas for women. Smart chinos and clean bermudas for men. Shirts with twisted seaming and cuts, shirts with patchwork stripes for everyone. Shirt-dresses and shirts with back buttoning for women. Chic sport…the knit wardrobe is updated with new proportions, and layering continues.
Polo-shirts and bustier-dresses in striped jersey. City jogwear, roomy sweatshirts, shell-blousons with couture design, architecturally cut shapes, tulip skirts. More unisex, T-shirts with giant graphic motifs printed in matt white. As for knitwear, polos, slim XX-long sweaters, sweaters with intarsia motifs in mercerized cotton.
Bands, bias tapes, plackets, collars, colour contrast topstitching. Dropped armholes, tilted necklines and hems. Mix of shirting fabrics on the same product. Eyelets, snaps, jogging-style drawstrings.
Sporty inspiration…sport bags in canvas and leather or printed. Striped webbing belts. Sunhats and visors. Tennis shoes with leather inset in coloured stripes. Tennis shoes with high thick heels for women. The metal touch…silvery sophistication. Belt bags in ultra-light nylon, metallic chain mail bags. Pleated and moulded ballet slippers in pearlized leather. Cuff bracelets.