Fall Fashion Statements

So many trends, so little time! As fall clothes start hitting stores, we asked designers what to look for. Listen up!

July 25, 2008 6:38 AM
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Fall 2008 Runway Looks

Floral - Christian Dior

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FLORAL
"Fall's flower prints look fresh when mixed with textures you'd never expect like striped and cashmere." - Jason Wu

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Floral - Derek Lam

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Floral - Chlo

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Floral - John Galliano

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Floral - Giorgio Armani

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Floral - Bill Blass

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Floral - Giambattista Valli

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Floral — Michael Kors

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Floral - Missoni

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Floral - Oscar de la Renta

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Floral - Roberto Cavalli

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LACE
"Long associated with haute couture, lace is an old-fashioned technique that's sexy with extra-modern shapes." - Andrew Gn

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Floral - Thakoon

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Floral -- Vera Wang

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LACE — Derek Lam

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Lace - Balmain

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Lace - Roberto Cavalli

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Lace - Dolce & Gabbana

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Lace - J. Mendel

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Lace - Valentino

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Lace - Versace

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PANTS
"Whether super-tight python or super-baggy, pants will always make a woman look strong." -Alexander Wang
Designer: Burberry Prorsum

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Pants - Alexander Wang

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Pants - Calvin Klein

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Pants - Emporio Armani

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Pants - Balenciaga

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Pants - Marc Jacobs

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Pants - Proenza Schouler

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Pants - Louis Vuitton

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3.1 Phillip Lim

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Pants - Yves Saint Laurent

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PURPLE
"An elegant palette of deep violets and lavenders captures the true essence of femininity" -Marco Zanini of Halston
Designer: Derek Lam

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Purple -- Blumarine

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Purple - Bottega Veneta

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Purple - Burberry Prorsum

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Purple - Michael Kors

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Purple - Christian Dior

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Purple - Dries Von Noten

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Purple - Alberta Ferretti

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Purple - Halston

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Purple - Emilio Pucci

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Purple - Sonia Rykiel

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Purple - Proenza Schouler

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PLAID
"For fall, masculine plaids and tweeds are being tempered with feminine elemets and witty mixes." - Thakoon

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Plaid - D & G

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Plaid - DKNY

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Plaid - Dolce & Gabbana

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Plaid — Jean Paul Gaultier

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Plaid - Caolina Herrera

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Plaid - Tommy Hilfiger

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Plaid - Just Cavalli

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Plaid - Ralph Lauren

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Plaid - Alexander McQueen

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TIERS
"Soft ruffles create a feminine volume, while an unusual color ensures it's not too sweet" - Behnaz Sarafpour

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Tiers - Bill Blass

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Tiers -- Blumarine

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Tiers - Bottega Veneta

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Tiers - Burberry Prorsum

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Tiers - Fendi

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Tiers - Lanvin

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Tiers - Marni

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Tiers - Moschino

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Tiers - Giambattista Valli

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EXTREME DETAILS
"We just wanted to approach fashion from a scupltural point of view." - Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton
Designer: 6267

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Extreme Details - Fendi

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Extreme Details - Salvatore Ferragamo

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Extreme Details - Giles

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Extreme Details - Marc Jacobs

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Extreme Details - Miu Miu

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Extreme Details - Jil Sander

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THE NEW LBD - The L might as well stand for leans, as the go-to cocktail classic slims down
Narciso Rodriguez

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The New LBD - Alessandro Dell'Acqua

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The New LBD - Chanel

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The New LBD - Lanvin

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The New LBD - Stella McCartney

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BOOTS & SHOES - Walks of art, anyone? Sculpted, studded, and showing off their creativity.
Chlo

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Boots & Shoes - Chanel

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Boots & Shoes - Gucci

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Boots & Shoes - Marni

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Boots & Shoes - Miu Miu

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CHUNKY NECKLACES - Let the costume drama begin with fabulously faux showstoppers.
Yves Saint Laurent

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Chunky Necklaces - Burberry Prorsum

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Chunky Necklaces - Lanvin

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Chunky Necklaces - Balenciaga

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Chunky Necklaces - Dries Van Noten

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BAGS - So colorful, versatile, and eye-catching, they sum up fall's kaleidoscope palette.
Christian Dior

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Bags - Chlo

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Bags - Fendi

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Bags - Gucci

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Bags - Louis Vuitton

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Bags - Emilio Pucci

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Bags - Versace
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