Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Betsey Johnson

February 7th, 2007

Betsey Johnson Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit:  Style.com

Key Takeaways: Has Betsey Johnson grown up? If the
answer lies in her Fall 2007 collection, then the answer is a resounding yes! Betsey is known for
her flirty, flamboyant and oh-so-girly dresses, but this time around, she toned it
down—way down—and went the menswear-as-womenswear route. Key pieces seen on her
brooding runway included high-waisted shorts, men’s socks worn with loafers and
voluminous coats.

Color Palette: So unlike Betsey, but the majority of the
colors in this collection were dark: navy blue, black, grey, brown, green, and dark purple.  White, gold, and light pink did their part to lighten the palette.

Silhouette: Betsey usually either does hideously voluminous
or suffocatingly tight. But this time around, her silhouettes were airy but in a wearable way. We spotted puff sleeves, high-waisted shorts, Betty Page-esque high cut
shorts, button-down silk shirts, knit skirts, ruffles, babydoll dresses,
tie-front blouses, and high-waisted trousers.

Accessories Report: Short white gloves, men’s socks,
loafers, white and black opaque tights, white square mod sunglasses, thin
belts, cloche hats.

What’s Wearable: Besides the French maid outfits at the
beginning, most pieces in Betsey’s collection were surprisingly wearable. Especially
translatable to the streets was the brown crew neck long-sleeve knit dress and the tie-front
blouses.

What’s Not Wearable: Unless it’s your Halloween costume,
stay away from the French maid costume. Don’t try the multi-colored
striped boatneck dress, lest you aspire to be a walking piñata. And the
Betty Page short shorts are better suited for professional Burlesque dancers.

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

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  February 8th, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought that was Betsey! Where are all the crazy colors and over-the-top babydoll dresses? Aside from the shorts, this is a great fall look.

  • 2. Melody  |  February 9th, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    I know, it’s very un-Betsey, but refreshing all the less.

  • 3. Fashion Salad » Blo&hellip  |  February 10th, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    [...] A grown up Betsey Johnson is the the style that Omiru is all about. [...]

  • 4. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 13th, 2007 at 1:20 am

    [...] Hello, retro.  For Fall 2007, the silhouette slimmed down–way down–as designers reached into the archives for inspiration.  The excess layering and embellishment of seasons past gave way to tailored, more refined looks with a distinct edge.  SILHOUETTESlim SilhouetteMarc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenHigh Waisted SilhouetteDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la RentaMenswear as WomenswearMarc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Proenza SchoulerAsymmetryGrey Ant, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler80s InfluenceGrey Ant, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam20s InfluenceMarc Jacobs, Proenza SchoulerDETAILINGRufflesGrey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac PosenPocket DetailingVenexiana, Derek Lam, Zac PosenColorblockingDiane von Furstenberg, Narciso RodriguezBowsDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Doo RiOversized ButtonsVenexianaPuffy SleevesVenexiana, Proenza Schouler, Derek LamKimono SleevesDerek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenOversized CollarsBetsey Johnson, Venexiana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenFABRIC & PATTERNPlaidGrey Ant, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Derek LamGeometric PatternsCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso RodriguezDotsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Betsey JohnsonMetallic ShineMarc Jacobs, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Monique LhuillierFurVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Zac PosenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSSleeved DressesDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey JohnsonSkinny PantsNarciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenThe CapeletBetsey JohnsonSweaterjacketsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina HerreraTie-Front BlouseBetsey Johnson, Diane von FurstenbergLeggings and TightsVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Betsey JohnsonACCESSORIESGlovesCarolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Doo Ri, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenWide BeltsCarolina HerreraOversized Plastic SunglassesBetsey Johnson, Grey AntColorful AccessoriesMarc Jacobs [...]

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