Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fortune Magazine's Top Five Trends For 2008

While Fortune is not typically the first place I look to for fashion tips, they have an interesting gallery up with the top five trends for 2008, as predicted by top forecasting firm Tobe.

Their picks?

"The Scarf" as the next must-have accessory.

"Fashion sneakers" from non-athletic labels like Lacoste and Michael Kors.

"See-through clothes" using sheer fabrics like chiffon, organza, and georgette.

"Industrial fabrics" with various high-tech or unusual properties.

"Tomorrow's hangouts", or stores with lounges, salons, bookshops, and other social spaces.

Your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree that these things will be big? The last one is already happening here in Chicago - there are several businesses that combine a salon and boutique - and the concept seems to be well-received. It actually makes a lot of sense to me - when you're getting your hair cut and/or colored, it'd be a logical next step to pick up something new to wear as well, especially if you're making major changes (new hair might require new clothes, you know).

1 comment:

Candid Cool said...

I like the idea of industrial fabrics. I noticed one of the jackets that I bought about a year ago from Proenza Schouler for Target is now in incorporated into about any spring collection now.

And the salon + store reminds me of Base in South Beach.