Fashion: According to H&M

24Mar09

I just got my Spring 2009 H&M magazine from my boyfriend who came back from the States last Sunday and here are some bits of fashion informashion for all of you.

According to H&M, the “four most important trends of spring” are:

TAILORING

Clean, urbane, classic. Nothing makes you fell well dressed like fine tailoring.”

Clothing:

  • slacks
  • blazers
  • pencil skirts
  • trenchcoats
  • pristine, crisp white shirts

Accessories:

  • sneakers
  • leather belts
  • finely knitted scarves
  • low heeled loafers

Color Palette:

  • cold neutral hues to classic blue and pink
Chris Benz Spring 2009
Chris Benz Spring 2009

Calvin Klein Fall 2009
Calvin Klein Fall 2009
Helmut Lang Fall 2009
Helmut Lang Fall 2009
Paul Costelleo Spring 2009
Paul Costelleo Spring 2009

Tip: Remember, it’s the 21st century. Put a modern touch into your outfits.

ROMANCE

Back to the days when the skirts were glorious! This spring’s most important retro trend brings out the romantic in you.”

Poufy, preppy, vintage, retro, classic, romantic. I love this trend. Flowery, flowy, fantastically chic.

Clothing:

  • wide skirts
  • feminine blouses
  • tailored jackets
  • well made shirts
  • classic chinos
  • jeans
  • t-shirts
  • fine knits

Accessories:

  • heels
  • wide belts
  • perfectly groomed coif

Color Palette:

  • neutrals and sky blue with soft pastels and deep accents

Barbie Runway Fall 2009
Barbie Runway Fall 2009
Barbie Runway Fall 2009
Barbie Runway Fall 2009
Fendi Spring 2009
Fendi Spring 2009
Luisa Beccaria Spring 2009
Luisa Beccaria Spring 2009
Erin Fetherston Fall 2009
Erin Fetherston Fall 2009
William Rast Spring 2009
William Rast Spring 2009

Tip: Accentuate the waist by donning a wide skirt. It flatters and conceals the right areas.

ETHNO-AMERICAN

Dolly Parton meets the Pampas – life in the Wild West inspires this season’s jeans and workwear.”

Clothing:

  • felt jackets
  • long shirts
  • corsets
  • vests
  • wash and worn fabrics

Accessories:

  • boots
  • moccasins
  • leather belts

Color Palette:

  • earthy neutrals and saturated reds and blues with solitary splashes of dazzling white

Eley Kishimoto S/S 2009
Eley Kishimoto S/S 2009
Paul Smith S/S 2009
Paul Smith S/S 2009
Hermes Spring 2009
Hermes S/S 2009
ETRO Spring 2009
ETRO Spring 2009
Hermes S/S 2009
Hermes S/S 2009

Tip: Just don’t go looking like you’re headed to a rodeo.

ECCENTRIC

Sports and art. Separate worlds clash and meld. Anything goes. Be bold – experiment!”

If only Filipinos would be willing to experiment more with fashion. Imagine how exciting it would be to drive down the streets of Manila! I wonder if that day would ever come.

Clothing:

  • t-shirt dresses
  • leggings

Accessories:

  • plastic jewelry
  • scarves
  • hair ribbons
  • elastic belts

Color Palette:

  • dark and light neutrals to fresh pastels and piquant, glossy accents.
Basso Brooke S/S 2009
Basso Brooke S/S 2009
Eley Kishimoto S/S 2009
Eley Kishimoto S/S 2009
Eley Kishimoto S/S 2009
Eley Kishimoto S/S 2009
J W Anderson 2009
J W Anderson 2009
Paul Smith S/S 2009
Paul Smith S/S 2009

Tip: Go tight and slim or voluminous. Mix and match prints and colors. Try to combine contrasting elements like matte and glossy, strong and weak colors. Also, don’t attempt try out the man-dress.

HAVE FUN!

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