Fashion Week Notebook | Luella Bartley

February 7th, 2006

Luella Bartley Fall 2006
Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways:  Key trends here were (1) Square sunglasses, (2) Tights, (3) High Waisted Styles, (4) Bow ties, worn undone, (5) Bags with chain hardware, (6) Bows at the waistline.

Color Palette: Neutrals (Black, Grey, Beige, White) with bright blues, reds, yellows, and touches of brown.

Silhouettes:  Tops were fitted, though some included voluminous sleeve treatments.  Bottoms were mixed–some were slim cut, others were baggy, and others Dresses were a mix of girly and ladylike.  Jackets and sweaters were mainly worn cropped, following the trend of the last few seasons.  

Accessories Report: Square sunglasses. Bow ties, worn undone.  Bags with chain handles. Long necklaces.

What’s Wearable: The high waisted skirts and pants, cropped jackets, tuxedo detailing, shearling jackets, short sleeved looks, ruffles, and bow detailing (though a throwback to Spring 06).

What’s Not Wearable: Leave the plastic-coated fabrics and the Little Bo Peep dresses on the runway.

Want more Fashion Week trend information?  Read Omiru’s Mid-Fashion Week Trend Recap!

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews,Runway Reviews,Trend,Women

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Style for All&hellip  |  February 7th, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    […] Last week, Target launched a stylishly priced (e.g. cheap!) line of women’s clothing and accessories designed by British designer Luella Bartley.  Very cute stuff overall, and the pieces definitely have the markings of Luella’s British eclecticism.  But get them while you can—the line is only in stores for 90 days!Our favorite clothing picks?Luella Waist Tab Jacket Deep Navy | $39.99 at TargetNice tailoring here.  Luella SS Woven Ruffle Shirt | $19.99 at TargetThe ruffle is just adorable!Luella Grommet Tulip Skirt Squire Green | $24.99 at Target Cute cut, adorable belt loops, and who can resist a tulip skirt?Want more Luella?  Check out Omiru’s runway review of her Fall 2006 collection. […]

  • 2. Style for All&hellip  |  February 10th, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    […] Capes and Capelets: One of the huge trends this season.  Maybe this is The Poncho, Part II.Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, Narciso Rodriguez, Tuleh, Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Proenza SchoulerSmall and Square Sunglasses: It’s like the fashion world woke up and decided it didn’t want to be bug eyed anymore.Carolina Herrera, BCBG, Luella Bartley, Proenza SchoulerNerd Glasses for Men: Can we say Geek Chic?  Disclaimer: Sporting these glasses as an awkward teenager probably won’t win you any more dates.Trovata, LacosteShort Gloves: You go guys, for bucking the trend against the long, elbow-length glove.Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler3/4 Sleeve Styles: Trisha bought one of these 3/4 sleeve coats, but on her it was more like 7/8. Alas.Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera Missed a previous edition of Omiru’s Fashion Week Trend Roundup? Fear Not!  Here’s Omiru’s Mid Fashion Week Trend Roundup, Part II, and Part III. […]

  • 3. Style for All&hellip  |  February 14th, 2006 at 8:11 am

    […] February 14th, 2006 For your reading convenience, we’ve split the trends up into categories: Silhouette, Detailing, Garment Classifications, and Accessories.  Enjoy!SILHOUETTEWaist Emphasis: Much like Spring 06, the focal point is on the waist.It’d be easier to list the designers that Didn’t follow this one. High Waisted Styles: Long-waisted women everywhere celebrate with a trip to the mall!Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, Alice RoiPowerful Working Woman: We’re just glad these pieces don’t have the 80s shoulderpads.Carolina Herrera, Zang Toi, Richard ChaiDresses over Long Sleeved Shirts: Reminds us of Marc Jacobs’ Mod collection a few years back.  Anyone else thinking this?Proenza Schouler, WillowVoluminous Sleeves: Good for visual interest, but it can get theatrical.  Aim for small puffs rather than Jerry Seinfeld’s puffy shirt.Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Three As Four3/4 Sleeve Styles: Add 3/4 length styles here, and we’ve got Uber-Cropped jackets.Proenza Schouler, Carolina HerreraDETAILINGOversized Collars: Oversized jacket detailing in its most visible form.Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Willow, Richard ChaiTuxedo Style Detailing: I wonder if this was inspired by March of the Penguins…Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Behnaz SarafpourFur Fur Everywhere: Let’s just say that PETA isn’t going to be happy.Carolina Herrera, Trovata, Chado Ralph Rucci, J MendelJapan, anyone?: Can we say Memoirs of a Geisha?  Let’s just hope anime-style clothing isn’t in the pipeline.J Mendel, James Coviello, Nanette Lepore, BCBGRuffles: There’s just something so innocent and feminine about these ruffles.  Doo Ri, Three As Four, Oscar de La RentaGrecian Draping: So Very Madame Grès.Proenza Schouler, Derek LamSheer over Solids: When done well, it can be great…but if not, it can be a little "Date Night with Barbie."Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Donna KaranShearling: Somehow we keep thinking of those sheepskin car seat covers.Oscar de la Renta, Lacoste, SweetfacePenchant for Plaid: Reminds us of Trey from Sex and the City…only without the kilts.Trovata, Zang Toi, Behnaz SarafpourChevron Detailing: When you see plaid, you know that chevrons aren’t far behind…Vera Wang, Calvin KleinGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSCapes and Capelets: Like we said, it’s The Poncho, Part II.Derek Lam, Monique Lhuillier, Narciso Rodriguez, Tuleh, Marc by Marc JacobsBubble Skirts: As long as they don’t invite Bubble Boy comparisons, we’re OK with them.  Short girls beware though, as they’ll throw off your proportions..Doo Ri, Twinkle, United Bamboo, Calvin KleinVests: Time to raid the Wall of Vests at H&M!Tomer, Twinkle, Diane von FurstenbergSweaterdresses: The ultimate in comfort + style.BCBG, Lacoste, Behnaz Sarafpour, Y-3, Michael KorsShort Sleeved Dresses: Maybe skin isn’t in?Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Carolina HerreraBoatneck Styles: Perfectly elegant and a way to show off a long neck (or make your neck look longer, as it may be).Trovata, Rachel Comey, Carmen Marc ValvoHooded Trenchcoats: Why would you wear a regular trenchcoat when you could get one with a hood? Lacoste, Three As FourToggle Coats: Can’t say how much we LOVE the toggle coat!Cloak, TrovataACCESSORIESSmall and Square Sunglasses: Out with the bug eyes, in with sleek, technochic style.Carolina Herrera, BCBG, Luella Bartley, Proenza SchoulerNerd Glasses for Men: These will go Perfectly with your "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, All My Base Are Belong to You" T-shirt.Trovata, LacosteLong (up to Elbow-Length) Gloves: This is the Huge accessories trend.Badgley Mischka, Doo Ri, Richard Chai, Nicole MillerShort Gloves: First, it was Marvel vs. Capcom.  Now, it’s Short Glove vs. Long Glove.  We’ll hedge our bets here, but we always like to support the underdog.Derek Lam, Proenza SchoulerHandmade Looking Scarves: Straight from Grandma’s knitting club.Tomer, John Bartlett, TwinkleLong Scarves: Maybe not so functional, but oh-so-chic!Marc by Marc Jacobs, Carmen Marc Valvo, Calvin KleinChain Handles on Bags: The Hottest New Bag Trend.Heatherette, Narciso Rodriguez, Luella Bartley, Derek LamLeggings & Tights: Great for layering.Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Yigal Azrouel, Trovata […]

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