Tag: aw09

Did Victoria Beckham copy Osman?

When Victoria Beckham borrowed his column dress last year, Osman Yousefzada was thrilled. Fast forward a year and it would seem she’s added a very similar design to her own VB dress collection.

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Luella’s prices plunge

The fashion world is still weeping over news that British designer Luella Bartley’s eponymous label has ceased trading, but in a bitter-sweet twist, there’s a way we can show our support that will please our wardrobes at the same time.

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AW09 Trends: Velvet

Admittedly, the return of fusty velvet may well fill with you with dread but, this season, it’s time for a rethink. Velvet has thrown of its dowdy image for Autumn to become a catwalk star as it takes on a luxurious feel with generous swathes of fabric in deep jewel […]

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AW09 Trends: Cut-outs

It’s time to play a demure game of peek-a-boo for the new provocative way to dress is strategically sexy: discreetly revealing, transparent but not trashy. Without a doubt, the emerging trend for Autumn/Winter ‘09 lies in the ability to slice away, with a surgeon’s skill, cut-out peek-a-boo holes. Design houses […]

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AW09 Trends: Knit Wit

This season, knitwear is no longer a support act , it’s the star turn. Colourful, adventurous and vibrant knitwear was really celebrated at the Autumn/Winter ’09 collections.  Be it patterned or textured, sloppy or sleek: decorative knits made a return in multiple bold guises on the runways of designers such […]

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AW09 Trends: Tweed

Tweed is a perennial fashion favourite, and Autumn/Winter ‘09 is no exception. Yes, it’s time to think tweedy – but certainly neither twee nor traditional.Cast aside any Miss Marple connotations for this season the British country classic gets a slick urban update; tweed has become sexy, smart and tailored. Oh, […]

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AW09 Trends: Eighties Redux

Be you a dynasty dame or a disco diva, it’s time to make for the return of the era of excess. Yes, it’s time to tune into the glamour of the Eighties with cocktail extravaganzas in flamboyant silks and metallics. This season, nostaliga for the exuberant and excessive 1980s club […]

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