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New York Fashion Week's Highlights

New York Fashion Week just ended and left us fashion addicts to day dream until next fall. It's quite hard to classify them into season's top collections as there were many great design ideas and color combinations. So I just turned to my favorite designers this time.

3.1 Phillip Lim always manages to deliver versatile designs. I love how he uses soft fabrics like silk, suede, jersey but also raw denim and creates cool, urban but very feminine and grown-up looks. And by grown-up I don't not mean dull...just look at that gorgeous tiny grey leather jacket worn with that wonderful bohemian maxi dress.

3.1 Phillip Lim fall 2008

The Mad Hat

Spring 2008 runways have shown a lot of women's hats. Does this mean
we're going back to 'can't get out of the house without a hat' times?
Could the hat be as essential as a handbag these days? Well I think the
answer is no but a hat is definite a more fashionable accessory, now,
complementing any outfit. Don't think of conservative "royal court"
styles and get rid of the sporty caps.

3.1 Phillip Lim ss08 Alexander McQueen ss08

3.1 Phillip Lim - Alexander McQueen

Pre-fall collections predict a neat season

Fall 2008 fashion shows have already begun and in this crazy and wonderful spin from rtw to resort to couture and again to ready-to-wear I took a peak at the pre-fall shows that ended just two weeks ago. If these pre-shows are meant to predict next season's trends, well, I have to say it looks like we'll have a smart sophisticated fall season, with structured silhouettes and muted metallic shades or rich, autumn floral hues. 'Seasonless clothes' says Michael Kors, great next vintage buys, I'd add.

Here is a list of my pre-fall faves.

I love these cropped jackets at Akris and the cream beige - soft gray color combination.

Akris Prefall 2008

Akris pre-fall 2008