[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

[fashion trend study] A/W 2008-09

this month, my fashion trend study is for 2008-09 autumn / winter. this year had some of my favorit-est style trends (moto jackets, boho, mannish, sculptured shapes…. all of them!)!
今月のトレンドスタディーは2008−09年の秋冬です。見返すと、私好みのスタイルがまとまっていたシーズンに感じました⭐︎ ライダースジャケットやボヘミアン、マニッシュ、立体性のある洋服。。。って、全部のトレンドです;;

[ A/W 2008-09 ]

– what happened in 2007 / 2007年のファッション出来事 –
folklorian bohemian / フォークロアボヘミアン
military jackets / ミリタリージャケット
plaids, tartans, checks / タータンチェック、プラッド格子柄
leather (reptile, fringes, pony) / レザー(クロコ類、フリンジ、ハラコ)
statement items / ワンポイントアイテム
sculptured coats / 立体的なコート
seductive fabrics / 魅惑的な生地
mannish / マニッシュ
fake glasses and straight bangs were THE THING in tokyo! / だて眼鏡&パッツン前髪が東京の大流行!

unlike the trend-mix looks of the last year, in this season, single outfits seemed to stay true to one major trend. folklore-boho looks were a major trend, all thanks to gucci’s collection. while sculptured, structured outerwear stood out with louis vuitton and yves saint laurent. statement items added the finishing touch to complete a look–in the form of stand out blouses, bulky jewelry, sharp shouldered coats, and fully beaded/sequined tunics.


folklore bohemian | STRUCTURED

[folklore bohemian (from top clockwise)]
gucci, jean paul gaultier, jamin puech
yves saint laurent, limi feu, louis vuitton

leather | shiny | reptile | lace

[leather] (bottom left quarter)
louis vuitton | hermes scarf & hat, green jacket & sweater
[shiny] (top left and center)
swarovski (eye) | barbara bui
[reptile] (top right)
barbara bui bag
[lace] (bottom right)