CIFF Fashion Trends
Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 – Be Quiet
Fashion is calmer and worked with greater natural style. It is time to refocus on oneself. Shapes are simplified to get to the essentials. Design serves a well-being that now aims to be more pragmatic and street led.
A range with a predominance of coloured neutrals. Shades of string, kraft paper, fawn and taupe beige. Really simple flannel, chiné, bluish and greenish grays. Modernized with a washed blue or red accent. Livened up with an occasional flash of snow white.
Soft protection. Foamback woollens, double faces, shearlings, felted chiné cottons.
Sport cocoon. Fine scroopy featherweight padded nylons. Micro quiltings. Bulky but light cotton double-weaves or organic cottons.
Cuddly cottons. Brushed twills, velvety cottons, vintage moleskins, emerized shirtweight twills and flannelettes.
Soft chic. Wool/cashmere or wool/cotton broadcloths, wool flannels.
City knits. Fine gauge, cashmere, merino wool, space dyed cotton/wool yarn. Plain jerseys, chinés, tone-on-tone jacquard motifs.
Chill-proof knits. Organic cotton, bamboo, soybean. Napped fleece, brushed , foamed, multi-layers jerseys. Heavy gauge knits, rustic wool, wool/alpaca. Stitchwork, two-tone graphic Nordic jacquards.
Blurring. Spot and camouflage prints imitating Nature.
Baggy, fluid, supple and protective shapes, square-cut for casual and citywear.
Self-protection. Puffa coats. XXL parkas. Enveloping jackets. Padded vests like crossovers or short jackets.
Really simple. Cover-up coats, kimono-cut jackets. Rectangular shift-style dresses. Long and short tops and T-shirts to layer over leggings, slim or baggy pants. Dresses to drape and stretch with total fluidity.
Jogging spirit. Hooded sweats, ski-style or loose fluid leggings.
Simplified, wrap, drawstring and folded shapes. The supple comfort of dropped crotches for pants.
Hoods, turtlenecks, ring collars, incorporated scarf collars. Buttonless closings.
Tote bags, ballet pumps with wide straps, ankle boots in soft leather and textiles to tie.
Quilted bags and belts, inflated shapes.
Outerwear. Boxy duffle-coats. Streamlined multi-pocket or multi-zipper parkas. Soft blousons with wide ribbing. Padded vests.
Slacks. Supple, minimal finishings, concealed zippers. White jeans.
Shirts. To treat like sweatshirts with striped ribbing and incorporated knit hoods.
Knitwear. Slim crew neck sweaters, colour contrast neckline or flatlock stitching. Fur-lined sweat blousons. Chunky winter sport sweaters with mock turtleneck collars.
Hoods, detachable fur-lined hoods, high collars.
Rounded seaming, tone-on-tone topstitching, thermofused interior edging in bright colours.
Hat, scarf and gloves in knitted wool.
Desert boots, “air bag” trainers.