CIFF Fashion Trends
Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 – Retro Future
A fresh look at modernity. For women, innovation is displayed under a romantic appeal and femininity is featured with a sci-fi touch. Menswear looks towards ergonomic products with extreme protection.
An unexpected, slightly retro and aged range with beiges and ochres from old maps, ash browns and greys, powdered orangy and pinky shades… harmonized or in clashes with flashy and grating colours borrowed from the world of sport.
Double protection. Double-faced woollen fabrics, supple reversibles, soft techno carapace effects.
Chill-proof technicals. Micro quilting on multilayer cottons or silky polyesters. Biodegradable padding.
Compact knits. Stretch cotton fleece, jerseys, interlocks.
Rough warmth. Shaggy, wild furs.
Casual retro. Thick leathers. Rugged cottons, compact twills, drills, ticking stripes. With stretch to provide greater support. Kinetic prints and jacquards for shirting.
New romantic. Chiffon, layered gauze. Lace knits, dévoré, fluid, crepe jerseys. Heavy gauge Aran knits, cable, honeycomb stitches, bukky without weight.
Shell, supple, compact, ergonomic, casual or more feminine shapes.
Structured. Carapace coats, shapely tailored jackets, cosmonaut blousons and overjackets, with tube pants or seamed knickers.
Inflated shapes. Fancy micro or macro shapes and volumes for T-shirts and sweatshirts to wear with body-sculpting bustier dresses.
Unusual femininity. Crumpled flowing petticoats, seamed fluid dresses to wear with Irish knit sweaters or little shell sweaters. Undersweaters in fine gauge knit.
Puffed, cropped cuff or elbow length sleeves.
High, tunnel, stiff, straight and ring collars.
Tights and leggings in lace or textured knit.
Molded boots and gloves. Helmet-shaped hat.
Thick leather box bags.
Jackets. Sporty and smart, trapper and flying jackets and explorer anoraks, in cocoon and anatomically designed shapes. Urban overjacket in technical materials.
Vests. Sleeveless protection, retro ski look
Slacks. Slim fit, minimal ergonomics. Neo slacks with twisted seams. Pared-down jeans with multi seaming.
Knitwear. Sweaters with high “neck brace-style” collars.
Fur trimmed hoods, detachable fur linings and collars.
Cuts, seaming, insets, decorative topstitching on slacks.
Soft sport shoes with buckles.
Studded boxy bags.