[Designer: 6267, Fall 2007 ready to wear, Photo: Marcio Madeira, Model: Yana Karpova]
Fall 2007 fashion shows hit the spectators with a big splash of color — well a big dose of black to be precise. Most of my closet is black, I do after all have a degree in classical music performance. Many nights of my week used to be on stage in all black and even after all those years, I still have a knack for sifting through a rack and pulling off only black. Despite my closet’s penchant for dressing me like a goth girl, I wasn’t prepared for the plethora of black for Fall 2007. The mutton-chop-sleeved monstrosity pictured above is a don’t, as is the cabled hugeness pictured below:
[Designer: Burberry Prorsum, Fall 2007 ready to wear, Photo: Marcio Madeira, Model: Freja Beha Erichsen]
So much for my dream of finding some inspiration for a hand knit sweater for next fall from the fashion shows. Neither Pringle’s cabled yoke nor Cavalli’s crossed wrap with poofed out half sleeves do it for me either.
[L to R, Designer: Pringle of Scotland, Fall 2007 ready to wear, Photo: Marcio Madeira, Model: Sasha Pivovarova; Designer: Just Cavalli, Fall 2007 ready to wear, Photo: Marcio Madeira, Model:
There is one piece from the fashion shows that I keep coming back to again and again: Zac Posen’s black ruffled jacket. If only someone had done one up in knitwear, oh wait, Cavalli did show something similar but in a sort of frumpy, shapeless, lace weight mohair.
I guess the bottom line is, I should go inspire myself because frankly there isn’t all that much to work with as far as Fall 2007 trends and knitwear trends in particular. I’m sure I can dream up something black, minus the mutton.