FASHION TRENDS SPRINGSUMMER 2008 by gpy25569

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 MICAM SHOEVENT FIERA MILANO-RHO 20/23 SEPTEMBER 2007


 FASHION TRENDS SPRING/SUMMER 2008
 The most significant trends in women - men’s footwear for Spring/Summer 2008, outlined
 by research carried out by a Smi-Ati (Federation of the Italian Textile, Clothing and Fashion
 Industries) panel for ANCI, aimed at detecting new trends which will unfold in the footwear
 domain next season.


 WOMEN’S TRENDS SPRING-SUMMER 2008
 SLIM THAT SILHOUETTE!
 That’s the obsession that’s been dominating all fashion products for a few seasons now.
 Within this trend, footwear becomes an essential tool for putting the spotlight on legs that
 go on forever. Treatments that brighten the materials used mean that everything shines
 with light.

 ELEGANT URBAN.
 Couture vs. comfortable. A new high fashion idea for lines and shapes that are elegant
 yet youthful. Yves Klein blue. Orange, deep orange and coral replace red. 1950s cocktail
 sandals and blunt-toed court shoes with barely noticeable wedges. Materials are mainly
 natural, with textiles or leathers that imitate textiles. Glossy effects play a key role.

 NEW CULTURED MINIMAL.
 Design Era! The Sixties, in the US and Scandinavia. Graphics and geometrical shapes.
 Dynamism and poetry. Cadillac blue and Miami pink. Synthetic and natural. Glossy and
 matte. Patent, vinyl and rubber. Metallic, mother-of-pearl leather. Sportswear-inspired
 shapes for sandals with deep cuts in the uppers that make them less technical and more
 glamorous.

 HISTORY, ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY.
 Wild Fusion. A taste for the hand-made, with Amerindian or ritual African influences.
 Natural, rough, dusty colours, with bright yellows. Gem-studded sandals with wedges and
 cuts, as well as ultra-flat and flip-flop styles. Leathers and natural textiles are appliquéd
 with rough gems made from shells, amulets, semi-precious stones, emerald root,
 malachite.




PRESS INFO
ANCI - Ufficio Stampa e Comunicazione Italia
Diomedea - Via Biondelli 9 - 20141 Milano – Tel. 02 89546251 – Fax 02 8466743 - E.mail: area.comunicazione@diomedea.it
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THE UNDYING WEST
Jeans for ever, from the lonesome cowboy to Navajo blankets. Colours shifting from blue
to light blue, to strawberry, to dusty colours. Raw leather and woven leather, matched
with denim, prints, faded and felted fabrics. Sandals with city-inspired wedges and soft
summer boots matched together seamlessly.


MEN’S TRENDS SPRING SUMMER 2008
Once again design influences the other decorative arts, and fashion is no exception. After
several seasons in which decoration has been used somewhat invasively, we now return
to re-thinking lines and shapes first and foremost.
Three major trends emerge for men’s footwear in Spring-Summer 2008. They share a
common theme: that of developing urban, dynamic forms.

THE MORE URBAN THEME.
Norwegian Spring. A new minimalism, inspired by the Neoplasticism of Alvar Aalto, which
sees monochrome palettes of cool colours used even for summer. Shapes are often
asymmetrical, with the tips made more dynamic by bold lines. For materials, there is a
meeting/clash of natural materials such as calfskin or canvas with technical fabrics.

THE MORE RELAXED THEME.
Tropical Spring. Getting back to a vintage atmosphere that has a touch of Cuba in the
Fifties. Colour makes a subtle comeback, from medium whites to dusty pastels. Shapes
here are retro yet elegant. In materials, openwork and woven split leather makes a
comeback, combined with calfskin.

THE MORE AGGRESSIVE THEME. AMERICAN SUMMER.
Summer in the city, with attitude and function, formality and dynamism. Grey, white and
black are cut with tones such as red, yellow and lacquer blue. Shapes are dominated by
the techno influence. Leathers have a rubbery look. Calfskin and technical mesh on the
uppers are assembled on rubber soles.

                                                                    Milano, 20 September 2007
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