Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Narciso Rodriguez

February 8th, 2007

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  Narciso Rodriguez has been experimenting with the same sleek, structured forms for the last few years, but his work appears fresh and innovative against a backdrop of designers moving from layering and volume to a long and lean silhouette.  Key trends for both men and women included: slim silhouettes, geometric patterns, and colorblocking.  Key women’s trends included sleeved and asymmetrical dresses and long gloves.

Color Palette: Black, grey,beige, and white were spruced up by teal and a dusky emerald green.  Colorblocking added a graphic feel to the collection.

With touches of 60s elegance, Narciso showed slightly big over small, or small over slightly big silhouettes.  Overall, the looks were long and lean, with precise tailoring for a snug fit.  Structured coats skimmed over skinny pants and dresses.  As a nod to seasons past, Narciso showed a few body-hugging, empire waist sleeveless dresses.  Other dress trends to note included sleeved dresses and asymmetrical frocks.  For men, the look was either slim all over or slightly big over small.  Of note was a "paint splattered" graphic print tee–a departure from Narciso’s past menswear.

Accessories Report:  For women, the big accessory was long gloves; for men, it was the skinny tie.

What’s Wearable:  For women (with a slightly curvy figure), we love Narciso’s signature body-hugging empire-waist dresses.  Silhouette-wise, it’s tough to go wrong with the slightly big over small and the small over slightly big silhouettes.  For men, the slim cut suits with skinny ties are great for adding visual height.

What’s Not Wearable:  For women, avoid dresses and skirts that hit you at mid-calf, as the awkward length visually shortens you.  For men, steer clear of pants with tiny patterns–they look more like pajamas than street pants.

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

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anne  |  February 8th, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Thanks for the awesome report! I’ve featured your report in my fashion week roundup. Also, thanks for the 80X80 image. I’ve added your blog on network page. Once it’s ready, I will send the info to you!

    Have a wonderful day!

  • 2. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 14th, 2007 at 12:09 am

    […] INSPIRATIONSAthleticsNarciso Rodriguez, Kim JonesBourgeois WeekendsPerry Ellis, LacostePreppy MilitaryJohn BartlettDETAILING & FABRICHorizontal StripesPerry Ellis, LacostePocket DetailingPerry Ellis, Cabbeen, LacosteEmbroideryCabbeenCuff DetailingJohn BartlettColorblockingJohn Bartlett, Duckie Brown, Cabbeen, Narciso RodriguezPlaidDuckie Brown, John Bartlett, Perry Ellis, CabbeenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSThe VestDuckie Brown, Michael KorsSkinny PantsJohn Bartlett, Duckie Brown, Buckler, Narciso Rodriguez, LacosteWide PantsJohn Bartlett, Duckie BrownThe SweaterjacketPerry EllisCropped StylesPerry Ellis, Duckie Brown, Lacoste, DKNYACCESSORIESColorful AccessoriesDuckie BrownGlovesPerry Ellis, Duckie Brown, Narciso RodriguezThe BeanieDuckie Brown, Perry Ellis […]

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