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Best Fashion Designer Looks Of 2008

The Best Fashion Designer Looks of 2008 is a list I have been mentally compiling for the past few weeks. I always like to keep a folder on my computer where I store the best looks from all the collections. These are just a few of my favourite fashion designer looks for this year.


The Best Fashion Designer Looks of 2008 is a list I have been mentally compiling for the past few weeks. I always like to keep a folder on my computer where I store the best looks from all the collections. These are just a few of my favourite fashion designer looks for this year.

Best Fashion Designer Looks of 2008

1. Proenza Schouler, Spring 2008 RTW: The simplicity of this outfit, topped with the ridiculous hat, is what drew me to this look. It is actually slightly reminiscent of everything Sass & Bide have done (while I admire them, their styling is slightly static at this point). I love the plain black, high waisted skirt with the ethnic-print top, topped off with the London Bobby vs Ostrich hat.

2. Roberto Cavalli, Spring 2008 RTW: Every time I see this picture I think of the half-man, half-horse creature in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. These fringed pants are craaazy. I’m not sure if I could ever, ever pull these off, but I love the overall look of fringed pants + lacy, poet dress.

3. Balmain, Spring 2008 RTW: The tie-dye look was big this year. I managed to pick up a couple of similar, hippie, flimsy pieces of clothing along the way. I love how this dress takes the maxi-dress trend of 2007 and brings it into 2008. The bright pink and purple, the huge embellished silver flowers. This would probably look ridiculous off the runway – if I wore it, I’d look like some crazed, washed-out beach hippie who makes all my own clothes.

Best Fashion Designer Looks of 2008

4. Fendi, Fall 2008 RTW: I first paid attention to Fendi this year when Kate Bosworth wore their black and white fur. I also love this chunky knit from their Fall RTW collection, paired with the fur skirt. I couldn’t actually bring myself to wear real fur, ever, but this outfit brings me mighty close.

5. Miu Miu, Spring 2008 RTW: I would probably give my right foot for a bold red cape like this. As for the second picture, I adore this modern-flamenco look with the huge skirt and the bright red lips.

Best Fashion Designer Looks of 2008

6. Etro, Spring 2008 RTW: It was actually pretty hard for me to pick my favourite looks from Etro. I have saved nearly their entire collection. I’m slightly in awe of their crazy, neon bohemian styles. The first look, on Agyness Deyn? I love the bright, printed skirt with the Moroccan coin belt, striped shirt and army jacket. There’s just nothing I don’t love about it. The fringed gladiators in the third picture? Love them. My fashion designer aspirations are MORE THAN inspired by Etro.

Best Fashion Designer Looks of 2008

7. Anna Sui, Spring 2008 RTW: I am also inspired by Anna Sui. I don’t think it gets much better than Anna Sui. I love the prints, the accessories, everything about her. From a distance that third picture looks like the Kate Moss pansy dress.. hmm.

Best Fashion Designer Looks of 2008

8. Balenciaga, Resort 2008: I saw a picture recently of Jennifer Connelly wearing some Balenciaga, though I think it was from a 2007 collection. When I raced to check out their resort collection, I found this little gem! I love the black and white floral with the black and white gladiators. It’s tough and crazy and hard to look at.

9. LAMB, Spring 2008 RTW: I haven’t paid much attention to LAMB for various reasons. It has nothing to do with Gwen being a celebrity designer – I figure you should take every opportunity you can get in life, even if it is handed to you on a plate. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t work hard. I actually think she’s incredibly talented as a designer. This particular outfit.. it wasn’t really the dress that did it for me, it was more the styling – the way she paired it with these rasta-coloured shoes.

10. Alexander Wang, Fall 2008 RTW: Of course! Would my list be complete without a small victory for Alexander Wang, the current designer du jour? I’m not sure I like how much black and grey he uses, but I love the zippered mini (who doesn’t?) so he gets added to the list for that alone. Paired with the chain-handled bag that is reminiscent of Chanel.. and I’d love to get my hands on a Chanel.. so really.. what don’t I want from this outfit?

All images from Style.com

6 Comments

  1. Angela See Angela Blog

    December 7, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    For me, Proenza, Miu Miu, take it out simple!

  2. Angela See Angela Blog

    December 7, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    For me, Proenza, Miu Miu, take it out simple!

  3. Fashion CHALET

    December 10, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Thank you <3

    THIS makes ME giddy! ūüėČ

    xx

  4. Fashion CHALET

    December 10, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Thank you <3

    THIS makes ME giddy! ūüėČ

    xx

  5. maria

    December 14, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    alexander wang was truly a victory!

  6. maria

    December 14, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    alexander wang was truly a victory!

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