October 1, 2008

SS09>TREND>Emerald City

We've seen her ruby red slippers retransformed this fall. And while Dorothy's baby-blue checked gingham dress and pigtails are nice, the peasant look's been tossed into the past. Emerald City, the fictitious capital of OZ, is a fit metaphor for the future. These bejeweled, glitterfied, and patchwork garments are some of the few strips of color in the futuristic spring collections. in 2009, shape becomes a new luxury, as tomorrow's woman is urbanized and new worldly. If Dorothy could reemerge from Emerald City in 2009, this is how she would look. Her signature look is so Cavalli last spring.

Clockwise from top left, left to right: Emilio Pucci, Balmain, Etro;
Roberto Cavalli, Malo, Betsey Johnson; YSL

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