The summer is gone and the trees are slowly dropping
the leaves that have lost their green colour and turning yellow and
brown. The temperature is falling, the days are getting shorter and the
sky is seldom blue. The autumn is moving in. The time has come to change
the content of the wardrobe. It is time to replace light summer clothing
with warmer sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets. This is not a big issue;
simply check out the boutiques and retailer shops near you to see what
fashion designers have created for the autumn/winter 2007/8.
The fabrics of the autumn/winter 2007/2008
collections are not new but the styles have slightly changed to those of
the last season.
of the mainstream labels present designs made of pure cotton, polyester
blended with cotton, nylon, satin, silk, lycra(spandex), pure new wool or
acrylic. Casual wears included bright coloured t-shirts worn under
long-sleeved shirts for both women and men in blue, black, grey or brown
jeans. Sweatshirts with or without hood, with or without
prints in black, grey, red and different shades of green are still
For the ladies,
bright-coloured knee-long skirts made of printed cotton, silk and lycra
are combined with cotton blouses and light polyester/cotton jackets.
Ladies should feel sensuous in silky brown, wine red, cream and classic
black dessous created by some popular labels.
For business and evening occasions, 2-piece and
3-piece suits in grey, brown and black colours are in for men as well as
women. Women also have the option to choose from dresses in a variety of
styles and fabrics either with colourful prints or in a single colour. The
suits may not be uniform. Combination of jackets and trousers with
different colours and fabrics are allowed.
Leather is the main material for the winter jackets,
worn over woollen sweaters and jeans. The combination is not only for
casual outing. Jeans has found its way into the business sessions.
Cashmere overcoats in elegant designs are also available for the ladies.
They may be worn over knitted dresses, woollen suits or combinations of
sweaters and trousers. The colours range from beige, cream to dark brown
At “die grosste Strassenmodenschau der Welt”
(the biggest street fashion show of the world) event in Krefeld, German,
that took place between 15th and 16th September
2007, many of the popular labels presented their creations for
autumn/winter 2007/8. The fashion companies that took part in the event
included Etienne Aigner, Esprit, Lemmi, Adidas, Nike, Schiesser, Skiny,
Salt & Pepper, Betty Barclay, Gerry Weber, Miss H, Mark Adam,
Esprit, Tom Tailor, s.Oliver, Redwood, Rover & Lakes, Carlo Comberti,
Puma, Reebok, Manguun Sports, Joy, Venice Beach, Jack Wolfskin, Lacoste
Boutique, Mexx & Kookai, Dhein, Zoehren, Maison M and Franken among
other private labels. The event presented fashion shows, dance
performances and live music concerts to the delight of over 500.000
As a tradition of the
festival, a fashion and marketing prize termed „Goldene
Seidenschleife“ is awarded yearly to a successful fashion company.
This year, 2007, Etienne Aigner, a fashion and lifestyle company is the
recipient of the award. The company was founded in 1964 by Etienne
Aigner, an Hungarian born in 1904, together with a businessman by the
name Heiner R. Rankl.
From the headquarters in Munich, Germany, the
company grew from selling shoes and bags within Europe to including and
selling fashion accessories like neck ties, scarves, wrist watches,
fashion jewelleries internationally. Today, Etienne Aigner has its own
line of high class fashion collection, internationally accepted to be of
very high quality in material and finishing.
Apart from experienced professional models that
showcased most of the collections at the event, the finalists of the
model talents competition made their debut and did the catwalk for some
private labels. Their stunning performance included a dessous show that
received several rounds of applause. End