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    Default 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    Want to get an idea of what's in once the ball drops at the strike of midnight?


    Forbes posted a mini list of the Top 5 Fashion Trends for 2008, put together by forecasting firm Tobe -- one of the industry's most closely-watched forecasts.


    Published in Forbes by Suzanne Kapner, here is what to look for in 2008..

    The Scarf
    Never mind handbags and shoes. Scarves are the next must-have accessory.
    Fashion house Balenciaga featured models draped in them during its fall 2007 fashion show. Hermes just unveiled a smaller and less expensive ($280 compared to $325) version of its traditional printed square. At American Apparel, $15 jersey scarves are among the top-selling items, aided by an in-store video that shows shoppers how to tie, wrap and drape to their hearts' content.


    The scarves above are by Hermes. Price around $325. More @ Hermes.com

    Fashion sneakers
    Nike and Adidas have been making hip kicks for years, but mainstream fashion brands from Lacoste to Michael Kors are now selling sneakers as casual footwear - and trying to claim a share of the $15 billion market.


    Michael Kors has a faux python metallic ($109) sneaker. Creative Recreation, started by two former Vans executives, sells sneakers in zebra stripes and a kaleidoscope of colors. At Generic Many, the sneakers are made from Italian leather and sell for $200. "These are sneakers you could wear with at T-shirt and jeans or $3,000 suit," said Brandon Day, a Generic Man founder.


    The footwear above is by Creative Reaction. Price around $100. More @ KarmaLoop

    See-through Clothes
    Nearly naked looks were the talk of the recent runway shows and now they are coming to a store near you. Raincoats, shirts, and blouses made from sheer fabrics such as organza, chiffon and georgette are expected to be a big look for spring. Designers such as Jil Sander, Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez led the way, but keep an eye out for these so-called "weight watcher" fabrics at trendy stores like H&M and Zara.


    The images above are from the Spring 2008 Runway. First three images are Jil Sanders, the fourth is Marc Jacobs

    Industrial fabrics
    High-tech fabrics, such as those with anti-microbial or rubberized properties, are increasingly finding their way onto the runways. Burberry is selling a trench coat made from rubberized materials originally developed for scuba diving. Two hundred dollar T-shirts by a company called Established 1887 are embedded with silver chips that have antimicrobial properties to repel stains and odors. As an added benefit, these fabrics are harder to knock off and so help designers differentiate their clothes from a sea of imitation.


    The jackets above can be found @ Burberry.com

    Tomorrow's hangouts
    No longer is it enough to stock the latest shirts, dresses and handbags. Up and coming retailers are adding lounges, nail salons and bookshops to their stores in the hopes of luring customers and getting them to stay longer.


    Metropark, a City of Industry, Calif.-based chain with 18 stores nationwide, aims to be part club part street boutique. DJs spin records at its stores, which sell hip fashions, off-beat art work and music. SoHo boutique Lounge also has a DJ booth as well as a spa. Deegie's Carma, the brainchild of a former Nordstrom executive, is set to open its first store in Kansas City in March. In addition to racks of trendy, teen worthy clothing, there will be a lounge as well as a hair and nail salon.

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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    Never mind handbags and shoes. Scarves are the next must-have accessory.
    They say that EVERY-YYYYY YEAR...

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    ^^^Ha... I know!!!

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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    I've never really liked scarves all that much... at least not the silk ones anyway. Probably because I sell a zillion of them to little old ladies every day. I do like sleek winter scarves though with interesting textures and patterns. And, of course, you have to do the loop thing to secure it around your neck.
    Here's what I mean:

    It was taken from one of Jennifer's other posts about scarves.
    Last edited by boysRsmelly; December 16th, 2007 at 08:36 PM.

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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    Gosh! Love the scarves but not the see through. hahahaha!!! I don't have the guts to show off like the lady in blue!

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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    How could you "nevermind" handbags or shoes?! I know I couldn't! Lol, I'm not fond on the see through with NOTHING under it, especially in public....

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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    I have always loved scarves, so that I agree with. But the handbags are out comment I totally disagree with, as well as the stylish sneakers being in. Maybe because I'm a girl ( )


    Also I'm in with the sheer, not with the extreme "See Through".

    like these would be cool...


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    I guess long skinny silk scarves are okay for wearing in your hair... I just have never been able to wear one around my neck. Sorry, that just screams old lady around here. LOL! I do have a few scarves that I use as a headband. I love the one I have that is brown with little tiny polka dots on it. Did they specify how the scarves were supposed to be worn?

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    I like to wear scarves as headbands and they work great on a bad hair day. I also tie them on my bags for fun!

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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    Scarves are cute on purse too... problem is, all of my bags are too little to tie a scarf onto.

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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    I agree with BRS about the scarves around the neck. Only I don't associate them with little old ladies, I associate them with overweight, matronly, 50-ish women (although maybe BRS is referring to 50-ish women as little old ladies? lol). Either way, they say "frump" to me. Winter scarves around a coat are totally different, as are long, thin ones in the hair.

    See-through clothes? If you have opaque ones underneath, what's the point. By themselves, you've got to be kidding. Unless you're going clubbing and want to announce your intentions to the world, lol.

    I really liked the sneakers shown, and would buy a pair for myself!

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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    wow!! scarves looks cool..
    and perfect to wear this yuletide season..

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    those sneakers are disgusting. i am not a fan.
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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    i like those see through clothes :)
    but i think to wear in real life i prefer the less obvious see through
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    Default Re: 5 Top Fashion Trends for 2008

    scarf looks so great!
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