[fashion trend study] S/S 2009

it’s been almost A YEAR since my last fashion trend study (*gasp*)!! i have a whole stack of old magazines pages, waiting to be collaged and studied! today, is about 2009 spring/summer.

[ S/S 2009 ]

– what happened in 2009 / 2009年のファッション出来事 –
michelle obama and the one-shoulder dress / ミシェル・オバマとワンショルダー・ドレス
yellows & golds / 黄色とゴールド
exotic bohemian cont’d / 前シーズンから引き続きエキゾチックボヘミアン
dresses / ワンピース
color blocking / カラーブロック
shoulder accents / アクセントショルダー
pops of color / カラー・ポップ
big accessories / デカめアクセサリー
geometric folds & pleats / 幾何学プリーツ
harem & skinny ankle pants / ハーレムパンツ & 足首細めパンツ
old school denim (dyed & damaged) / レトロなデニムディテール (クラッシュや染めなど)
watercolor florals / 水彩画フローラル
bows / リボン

one of the biggest trends of 2009 spring/summer, was the one-shoulder dress. a major highlight would be then first lady, michelle obama’s inauguration ball dress, designed by jason wu. also, dresses became a staple in the wardrobe, layering them over leggings, pants, or on their own–in a sense, an expression of the continued bohemian trend from the winter. i have a lasting impression of origami folded details in skirts and dresses. and my number one favorite, that i still consider a staple of my own, is the harem/carrot top pant with skinny ankles.


(left to right):
one shoulder
geometric pleats + watercolor floral
bohemian / tribal layers + tiered dress + retro denim harem pants
shoulder accents + exotic brooches + tunic + carrot top pants
bold & bright pops of color + bulky accessories