SV’s S/S ’09 International Show Coverage (Part #1)

Trend Report Part 1

The New Orange

Images used throughout –

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Danielle Scutt

Soon we will all be asking is black the new burnt orange? Sorry to sound American but, like, seriously! SV scrutinized every single collection from the London, New York, Paris and Milan shows to bring Perth peeps news on what’s hot in our international world of fashion. Burnt orange featured in every single designer’s collection at least once (bar a few – I’m talking maybe 3 or 4 out of 247 shows and yes I did the math). Even Ann Demeulemeester who usually mainly features monochromatic hues in her collections branched out and I can tell you citrus blossomed!

I always wonder how designers, working in their own bubbles, some seasons, manage to all be feeling the same thing. You could say in-fact they are all secretly following each other around Premiere Vision wondering what would Miuccia Prada do? However I believe that style is an instinct. You just feel it and know that when you put a look together or try something on that it is just right….. well at least right for now 🙂


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2007 Face of Perth Fashion Festival Fabienne Vanderhaeghen wearing Chris Benz at New York Fashion Week.


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Another Perth model who’s hit the big time, Skye Stracke (Perth Fashion Festival Hot New Talent Winner 2007) wearing Ann Demeulemeester in Paris. PFF certainly knows how to pick ’em!


Sci-Fi  Chic

Taking over from last year’s -The Superhero – which included an exhibition of works at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Sci-Fi Chic is a natural progression.

I love themed Ready-to-wear (even though it is hard to incorporate into a practical ensemble), as it inspires so much more than fashion itself. If it is significant, which next season it is, you end up seeing the results of that particular genre all over the place before you even know it.

I am also interested to see who will rock this look and how it will be personalised to suit each savvy fashion player in months (or even seasons) to come.


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Alexander McQueen’s Blade Runner look


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Gareth Pugh

I saw singer and fashion victim Roisin Murphy of Moloko fame wearing a Gareth Pugh piece on The Face Hunter website the same afternoon he had showed in Paris. It was in very poor taste (her form not the garment) and she even had the same stripper shoes (big next season) on. It looked as though she had nothing to wear, so was ‘lucky’ enough to grab something off one of the model’s backs (back-stage haha) immediately after the poor girl walked off the runway.


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Hussein Chalayan


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Alexander McQueen


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Karl Lagerfeld


The Blue Suit

Many of the other trends and colour palettes used for Spring/Summer ’09 were complementary to the key look of the season – The New Orange – such as contrasting blue which also featured prominently.

Although a suit may not be suit-able attire for Spring or Summer in our Australian climate, you can always style yourself on this look next winter and be way ahead of the pack.

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Max Mara

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Kirsten Dunst for Boy by Band of Outsiders’ Look Book






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Check out the grey shoes, another contrast to the burnt orange look. Grey and burnt orange used together was also massive!! news for next season and I will highlight this in Part 2.


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