The color palette for Fall is fibrant, complex and rich replacing neutral shades from last season with unexpected creative color combos. Cobalt blue, burnt oranges, purples and grays are strong! Black is back with a blast of color!
what the designers chose this fall
Sleek Black, Glossy White, Metal Gray, Bold Magenta, Violet and Petroleum
Black, Navy, Magenta, Rose Carthane, Hershey, Apple, Orchid, Cloudy Gray
CYNTHIA STEFFE Studio
Shades of Gray to Black accented with Deep Plums and Purples, Magentas and Greens; Rich Blues from Turquoise to Indigo are also key this season
Gray and Plums
geometric color blocks
a blast of color
dropped shapes, more volume
less layering, more pared down, polished silhouette
capes and trapeze coats, oversized coats
fuller, bell-shaped, pouffed, voluminous sleeve
bolder shoulder details
accented with colorful opaque tights, leggings
high-waisted, slouchy trousers
knit coats & dresses. notice sleeve and shoulder details
interesting shoulder & sleeve details
hoods and collars
innovative knits. sandra backlund
giles fall rtw collection 2007
details and glitter
Photos courtesy of www.style.com for the photography from Fall 2007 fashion designer collections
what are we going to knit?
Sleeveless grey bolero shape with big collar to wear over dressy dresses knit with Be Sweet’s ribbon ball inspired by Doo.Ri’s design:
We made it! It's adorable and flattering!
Long sleeveless vest, light and drapey that ties to the side knit with Art Yarns silk rhapsody. A sleeveless tunic in a soft tweed with shawl collar and buttons up the side.
[work in progress]
A diagonal shaped cardi from Iris Shrier's Lacy Little Knits book, kitted in SWTC's Yin and Yang yarns. Also kitted in Art Yarns' Silk Rhapsody.
Grey & black striped empire (trapeze) shaped pullover sweater knit with Filatura’s Zara
Knittingbag recommends yarns
Be Sweet Products: http://besweetproducts.com/
Blue Sky Alpacas: http://www.blueskyalpacas.com/
Classic Elite: http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/home.php
Fleece Artists: http://www.fleeceartist.com/
Jade Sapphire: http://jadesapphire.com/
Karabella Yarns: http://www.karabellayarns.com/default.aspx
Knittingbag recommends books
Lacy Little Knits
By Iris Schrier of Art Yarns - $19.95
Twinkle’s Big City Knits: 31 Chunky Designs
By Wenlan Chia - $32.50 ($21.45 amazon.com)
Runway Knits: 30 Fashion-Forward Designs
By Berta Karapetyan - $32.50 ($21.45 amazon.com)
new! Knit Kimono: 18 Designs with Simple Shapes
By Vicki Square - $24.95
coming in January!
Contemporary Knitting for Textile Artists
By Ruth Lee - $27.95
Knittingbag recommends fashion blogs:
Fashion is spinach: http://www.fashionisspinach.com/
I hope you enjoyed the Eye Candy and it inspires you to grab your yarn and needles and start knitting! Happy Fall!