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Fashion Trends-Turkish

13 Dec 06 ,  -
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           Sobriety and modernity will be the dominant trends for fabrics for autumn/at The Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition (TFFE) in London on 3-4 October 2006. A comprehensive 600sq.m. trend area once again will be one of the major attractions for designers at the exhibition at its new venue, Brompton Hall, Earls Court One.

            A distinct move away from retro influences will give visiting designers a clean start for a/w 07/08, according to Arie Vervelde of the Amsterdam-based Studio Commandeur, which has put together the TFFE trends for the sixth season. "Among the more sober colours, there is still need for decoration, but this will most often come in shiny, metallic finishes. Shine and sheen will brighten the looks," he says.

            Studio Commandeur has created five trend directions for A/W 07/08:

SOBRIETY

            Fantasy is on hold as lots of greys predominate for men and women. But novelty yarns give structure to the fabrics, so this is not a minimalist or boring look. Layering is important to cover the body.

Mood

  • - covering up the body
  • - longing for simpler times
  • - new minimalism, but with emotion

Fabrics

  • - natural and artificial looks
  • - soft, brushed
  • - crisp cottons

Styling

  • - layering
  • - dresses and skirts over pants
  • - tunics and voluminous tops
  • - cowl neck sweaters
  • - long skirts and shirt dresses
  • - total knit looks

Men

  • - sober and restrained
  • - neutral colorings
  • - cardigans as the new jackets
  • - larger pants
  • - American pioneer spirit
  • - Military details

OPPOSITE ATTRACT

            In this strong tailoring story, womenswear borrows suiting and shirting ideas from menswear. Menswear itself still feels the influence of formalwear like tuxedos, but for the young consumer.

Mood

  • - fusion of menswear and women's Victorian corsetry, styling and fabric
  • - the everyday theatre of getting dressed
  • - Savile row revisited

Fabrics

  • - menswear suitings
  • - minimal graphic patterns, dots, cravats and Japanese prints
  • - metallic touches

Styling

  • - tailored with feminine touches
  • - fitted and x-large styling
  • - bras over men's shirts
  • - shirts with ribbon details
  • - blazers tucked into pants
  • - elongated pull-overs and cardigans

Men

  • - Savile Row
  • - the rebellious look of über-authentic tailoring like vests, dress shirts, ties and blazers
  • - combined with jeans and other sportswear items

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LIFE'S AN OPERA

            A story that still retains opulent and decorative elements, with rich fabrics like brocades and metallics, but even here they are used with a new restraint.

Mood

  • - opulent and decorative, to suit the star of an opera
  • - frozen emotion
  • - all icons like Cleopatra and silent screen stars

Fabrics

  • - frozen metallics
  • - satin and silk jacquards
  • - brocade
  • - stained glass motifs
  • - mirror embroideries
  • - metal studs
  • - big precious stones

Styling

  • - sober yet opulent in detail
  • - trompe l'oeil draping
  • - dresses and tunics

Men

  • - dramatic and glossy
  • - pimp my outfit
  • - oriental patterns, kimono graphics
  • - monochrome suits
  • - sharp dressed
  • - gold and silver accessories
  • - satin and silk
  • - metallic touches
  • - East meets West

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

            It's all about new shapes and volumes. For women, the looks are sculpted and rounded; for men, there is the contrast of slim legging-type pants with roomier jackets.

Mood

  • - all about volume and shape
  • - sculptural
  • - modernist
  • - Sixties & Eighties couture references
  • - intricate constructions

Fabrics

  • - couture fabrics in high-tech fabrications
  • - dense constructions
  • - double faces
  • - spacer fabrics
  • - linear optical patchwork
  • - XXL graphic patterns
  • - Dogtooth, pied de poule
  • - Bold 3D textures
  • - Op-Art and dots

Styling

  • - Egg-shaped and rounded silhouettes
  • - square and constructed
  • - monochrome
  • - Space Age accessories
  • - shapely shift dresses

Men

  • - slim, lean and slender with oversized volumes

 

 

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ARISTOCRATS

            The influence of the Anglomania exhibition is seen in checks, plaids and tweeds for both men and women. McQueen and Westwood are the major reference designers.

Mood

  • - classic with a playful mix of young and grown-up Highland heroines
  • - Charles Dickens

Fabrics

  • - upholstery fabrics
  • - velvet and tonal embroideries
  • - plaids and tartans
  • - tweed

Styling

  • - short country jackets
  • - pleated skirts
  • - fitted waistcoats
  • - gamekeeper coats
  • - uniform details
  • - high necklines
  • - blouses and skirts with emphasis on sleeves
  • - swirling capes
  • - big coats

Men

  • - British upper-class
  • - Traditional checks and plaids
  • - Blazers country jackets
  • - Velvet and tweed

 

 

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          The Turkish Fashion Fabric Exhibition has moved to a new dateline - October 3-4 - at a new venue, Brompton Hall on the first floor at Earls Court One. Organiser ITKIB (The Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Association) has moved the show so that it closely follows the schedule of the major European fabric fairs, allowing UK-based designers to do their research in Milan and Paris, and then order in London. [Next season's European textile fair calendar is: Tissu Premier Lille (Sept 6-7); Milano Unica (Sept 12-15); Texworld (Sept 18-21); Premiere Vision (Sept 19-22)].

            Marks & Spencer, Next, Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, John Lewis, Principles, River Island, Top Shop and Tesco are among the many retailers that find TFFE essential.