Saturday, September 13, 2008

Knittingbag's fashion color & style trends 2008

Knittingbag's fashion color & style trends autumn/winter 2008/2009
what the designers chose this fall
ZAC POSEN
PROMINENT COLORS
Navy/Black, Ivory/Navy, Pinks, Gray, Violet
SIGNATURE COLOR
Navy

TRACY REESE
PROMINENT COLORS
Baby blue, raven black, rustic copper, deep berry, bright teal, emerald green
SIGNATURE COLOR
Stormy blue

TEMPERLEY LONDON
PROMINENT COLORS
Rich, jewel-like colors: Lime greens, rich metallic beetle greens, raspberry, aubergine
SIGNATURE COLOR
Beetle green – emerald shot with gold

LUCA LUCA
PROMINENT COLORS
Dark plum, forest green, rust, ivory and black
SIGNATURE COLOR
Dark plum

Color


The color palette for Fall is a combination of fibrant, complex colors embellishing neutral shades of greys, browns, navy, black in unexpected creative color combos. Emerald forest and royal purple are strong.



blue iris

forest emerald

aurora red

shitake mushroom

twilight blue

pumpkin, burnished brown


royal lilac


shapes & details

snug navy or green pea coats with bigger collars
reefer coats in speckled or rustic tweeds
clothes are wrapped heavier, with woolens and cashmere
sweater-dressing, over-sized knits in color
important sleeves: volume, peplum, fanned lace
apple green cocoon cape major theme:
Pierrot-inspired collars, voluminous funnel collars and cocoon shapes, dolman sleeves

beautiful details…


beautiful shapes …..


bundling up…. cocooning, wrapping and draping





knit coats & dresses


sweaters




innovative knits
http://www.josefinalar.com/
http://www.renatamann.com



accessories – big necklaces, bangles, fibrant colors for tights & shoes


yarns

Colors this fall still favor brown and grey, and dark navy, topped off with a fibrant mix of rich colors like royal purple, emerald green, cherry red, harvest gold and burnt orange.

The yarn companies keep up with these trends and we’re seeing some wonderful new colors added to the wide array of color choices from our favorite yarn suppliers, Artyarns, Be Sweet, Classic Elite, Karabella Yarns, and Tilli Tomas.

Art Yarns
Silk Rhapsody - $44 and Silk Rhapsody with Glitter - $46 (260 yds)


Be Sweet
Magic Balls - $30 (120 yds) – a unique skein of hand-dyed solid, hand painted, special knobby, ribbon yarn and more

Special Knobby - $32 (30 yds) – one-of-a-kind handspun ball of recycled mohair bits and knobs

Classic Elite
Ariosa - $11.50 (87 yds) – 90% extra-fine merino, 10% cashmere


Portland Tweed - $10.95 (120 yds) – 50% virgin wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscoseIris - $15.25 (65 yds) – 70% extra-fine merino, 20% silk, 10% cashmere


Karabella Yarns
Chloe - $7.25 (102 yds) – 20% angora, 30% cotton, 30% viscose, 20% poly


Iris - $15.25 (65 yds) – 70% extra-fine merino, 20% silk, 10% cashmere


Tilli Tomas
Plie Silk - $17.00 (140 yds) (100% silk and matching beaded silk)



what are we going to knit? try a skirt - we’ve sampled Art Yarns Silk Rhapsody for this design…


try a tunic in pretty stitch pattern… layer over turtleneck and silk tees. we’re sampling a Rowan Classic in gray



try a dress .. we’re sampling this in Classic Elite’s Waterlily


try a big knit coat … we’re sampling Decadent Fibers Creme Puff


Knittingbag recommends new books….


Available now!
Twinkle’s Town & Country Knits by Wenlan Chia - $32.50/$21.45 on amazon.com


Available now!
Inspired to Knit – Creating Exquisite Handknits byMichelle Rose Orne - $24.95/$16.47 on amazon.com


Coming soon (October)!
Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin - $21.95


Coming soon (October)!
Pure Knits by Yahaira Ferreira - $19.95


favorite blogs:

http://andreatung.blogspot.com/
http://brooklyntweed.blogspot.com/
http://chiclooks.blogspot.com/
http://knitlit.blogspot.com/

http://olgajazzzy.blogspot.com/


For for information contact mcleary@knittingbag.com. We would love to hear your comments and information on new yarns, new knitting notions and accessories and interesting trends you're seeing in knitwear that we can share with our readers.

2 comments:

Anjela said...

Love the site! You are so creative!!
Will come back and visit often.
Anjela
from Ireland (and sometimes Darien)

cold said...

Nice catching the fashion here...from winter wear to accessories.Lovely update here.