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Cold season in a nap and mohair

19.11.2009 | kyivweekly.com.ua

Renowned fashion designer Andre Tan told Weekly.ua in an exclusive interview how to look in vogue and stay warm this winter

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Female rock stars

L is selling like hotcakes
The trend of XXL outerwear (clothing that is several sizes larger than the norm) will prevail this winter and spring.
This season the works of fashion designers were divided into V-shaped and O-shaped silhouettes, the latter seemingly borrowed from the 1920s-1930s with a lowered shoulder line, a round collar and length below the knees that resemble a barrel. In contrast, V-shaped coats have a broad shoulder line and very narrow sleeves.
Designers also borrowed from the tradition of French women throwing on a shawl with a brooch or a fake flower. Ordinary scarves are out of fashion. Today, two scarves wrapped around the neck are in vogue. Many world fashion designers added French chic to their collections by introducing bonnets.

More shine
and brilliance
Luminescent colors are in vogue this season. Wearing a brilliant green coat is not a challenge, rather a fashion trend, and you will definitely not go unnoticed on the street.

Milky Way fake gems
The more of them this fall and winter, the better you will look. By next spring and summer they will be even more in vogue, thus giving fashion buffs no choice but to shell out or ship out. Generally speaking, I get the impression that fashion designers have gone mad and decided to create some kind of Milky Way out of all these gems.

Bare shoulder
Pipe-stem pants and leggings are in vogue for the third season in a row. Sweaters that accompany them should be loose and have long sleeves.
V-shaped silhouette dresses and body coats are also very chic. Symmetry is clutch: one shoulder bare or draped with diagonal folds. Small black dresses by Coco Chanel dress remain highly popular.
Tights: the brighter and motlier the better. But make sure if you put on bright tights you should wear over them a skirt of neutral color such as grey or black.

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Huge handbags and narrow belts
I recommend girls carry extra-large handbags made of whip-line quilted fabric, which these days are more in vogue than traditional leather. Narrow belts will also be very trendy, especially if you make three belts into one. Wide belts are already out of fashion. This season wearing a belt on a sweater, jacket or dress is highly recommended. Also, the buckles should be modest and characterized by minimalism.

Boots and grandmas socks
Jackboots are in vogue for the third season in a row. They are a must-have in the collections of world fashion houses such as Gucci or Stella McCartney. This season they offer both high-heeled and thin-soled jackboots. Seeing as such boots with open toes are also in vogue, grandmas socks will come in handy (or footy) to keep your toes warm during the cold winter months.

Gorgeously disheveled man

Coat with a multi-colored scarf
The latest trend in mens fashion is a coat 15 centimeters above knee length. It is ideal for men of medium height. Besides, a Kashmir coat with a fur lining is still hip.
Mens scarves should be a combination of different colors. Long scarves wrapped several times around the neck are more in fashion. Personally, I recommend buying several scarves that are totally different and wrapping them around the neck several times. This looks very cool!
The most important thing is to not look toady, because women immediately lose trust in a man that spends hours in front of a mirror.

Tight stretch into trousers
Torn jeans are out. This season jeans with have lots of stitches and a futuristic look are in.
Trousers should be very narrow with extended creases. Loose and appealing sweaters that most brand names offer are not in fashion for men this season. Kashmir sweaters are a better option. Double-breasted or single-breasted jackets are also trendy. Their main feature is narrow lapels.

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Ostrich, anyone?
Fortunately, men no longer carry purses and have understood that they cant go anywhere without a handbag. This season mens handbags made of ostrich or python leather are the latest trend.

Trendy gym shoes
Fashion designers this season are offering men shoes with metal accessories that combine classical and sports styles. These shoes have a classic look from the front, while the heel has a sporty look.





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