Upcoming Fall 2008 Fashion – Inspired by 1920’s Looks
The movie-star glamour and ladylike sophistication of the 1920s is being reinterpreted for fall 2008.
Chris Benz, Donna Karan and Milly are just a few of the names returning to the nonchalant romanticism of the flapper era. Heidi Handler, designer for fashion line Lovenia, pays close attention to details such as beading and fringe, which were trademarks of the 1920s.
In Brian Reyes’ fall collection, he focuses more on longer hemlines and ruffles, while Benz plays with the masculine undertones that began appearing in women’s fashion during the era.
“The 1920s were a lot of fun,” Handler says. “It was a time of escape, and with the current war and state of the economy, we could all use an escape.”
And while 1920s-inspired pieces are popping up mostly in women’s fashion, men have adopted a more polished way of dressing that is also reminiscent of the era, says Roseanne Morrison, fashion director at the Doneger Group, a source of global market trends and merchandising strategies for the retail and fashion industry. Full article