World Fashion Trends
By Sergio Morales Vera Photos: Roberto Morejón
I believe that one can never have too much of a good thing, which is why we are proud to preview Leone's Spring/Summer '08 collections. We hope you will ﬁnd inspiration in these pages as we embark on this much- anticipated season. From colour forecasts to must-have accessories, we've compiled the most alluring trends and highlights of the season, including the very exciting introduction of M Missoni and Pringle of Scotland. Whether you are a long-time customer or new to our store, we welcome you to the new season and look forward to Fall/ Winter’08 when we will be renovating various areas of our store and introducing exciting new product lines.
ROBERTO CAVALLI featured designer
It was as though Monet's gardens came alive for revered designer Roberto Cavalli, as a youthful parade of chiffon, petal-fringed leather and ruffles floated down his Milan runway. A departure from Cavalli's signature tigresse look, this season was more kittenish with, as Cavalli explained, "a twisted innocence." Garnering coveted private orders from fashion editors, this lauded collection's dreamy, watercolour, floral gowns, sheer print dresses, and sophisticated nude and metallic frocks are a fresh take on the spring garden party.
ACCESSORIES spring & summer'08
Look to Bs for the season's top accessories: bangles, bets and big bags have never been hotter. With the season's emphasis on prints. accesories come in solid colours, but in vibrant hues like cobalt blue and silver Dior's signature platform pumps signal a sexy- boho '70s vibe, while power purses at Versace say you really mean business. And don't be afraid to match: tone-on —tone accessories signal Spring 2008.
TREND FORECAST sprig & summer'08
Petal power was the overarching message of Spring, with diaphanous layers and hand—painted florals blooming at Prada. Cavalli, and John Galliano. Albert Elbaz of Lanvin showed an exuberant, flowing display of colour—yellow, magenta, teal. coral—signaling another important theme: goddess dressing. If you're feeling more modest than goddess. Safari—chic al Versace works for work, while theatrical brights (Miu Miu, Dior) are right for night. High waists abound and the wide-legged pant take shape For Spring. For him, silhouettes are slim and tailored in beachy tons of sand and soft grey, with nods to '60s mod and collegiate slyles.