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Fall 2007 Copenhagen Fashion Week Notebook: Elise Gug

Elise Gug Fall 2007 Collection

By Priyanka Ghosh and Julie Gulfer

Key Takeaways:  Clean lines and soft fabrics made for a very wearable collection.  Elise Gug’s conservative yet chic collection is reminiscent of the innocent elegance of young Audrey Hepburn (down to her signature up do).  The monochromatic collection featured key trends of cashmere knits, quilted top coats, tapered trousers, and pencil skirts in lightweight silk taffeta. 

Color Palette: Black and chocolate, along with earth tones—brown, tan, beige, sandy taupe and some burnt orange—dominated the runway.  Soft heather grey also made an appearance. 

Silhouettes:  Sleek, tailored pieces such as slim cut, straight legged trousers and high-waisted pleated skirts contrasted with breezy lightweight dresses and loose fitting A-line winter coats.  We also took note of the collection of black evening gowns with voluminous skirts and cinched waists accented by oversized sash-tie bows.

Accessories Report: 
Mufflers and gloves with dark fur trim and neutral colored pashminas acknowledged the cold autumn temperatures of Scandinavia.   We also spotted chunky-heeled platform boots and skinny belts in worn black and brown leather. 

What’s Wearable:  We loved Elise Gug’s collection of loosely belted jersey dresses with natural waistlines. Gug’s dresses hug the right curves without clinging to the wrong ones.   The loose three-quarter length sleeves hide large arms, while the U collar flatters the neckline.

What’s Not Wearable: 
While the plunging, v-shaped backs on the evening gowns looked exquisite on the models, this revealing cut requires women to have uber-toned backs with blemish free skin and flawless posture.

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Fall 2007 Copenhagen Fashion Week Notebook: Inwear


By Priyanka Ghosh and Julie Gulfer

Key Takeaways:  Inwear’s Autumn 2007 collection explored the dichotomous nature of femininity.  The Inwear woman is strong and sexy sporting menswear that boldly outlines her curves, while soft and sensual wearing sheer blouses and frilly skirts.  Key trends included:  plaid bottoms and outerwear, sweater jackets, laser cut detailing, lace, and geometric patterns.

Color Palette:  Lots of black, along with somber grey, purple, navy and burgundy

  Silhouettes were sculpted and ranged from slim to voluminous.  Precisely tailored power suits created a long and lean look perfect for the office.  Belted knit cardigans were worn over high-waisted pencil skirts with sexy front-center slits.  Evening wear consisted of slinky knee-length sheaths in rich silk and satin along with lace-trimmed 50s style poodle skirt dresses.

Accessories Report:  Patent leather ankle boots, leather shoulder bags with gold buckles and zippers, fingerless biker gloves, fishnet stockings, striped knit scarves and chunky art deco necklaces.

What’s Wearable:  This collection produced some basic knits that every woman should own: the burgundy keyhole shirt, the heather grey belted cardigan and the crème colored cowl neck sweater. We also adored the navy double-breasted trench dress because of its extreme versatility and cute oversized buttons.  

What’s Not Wearable:  Most of this collection was very wearable, though we would stay away from some of the short-short printed boy shorts that cling to the caboose and look like underwear. 

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Fall 2007 Copenhagen Fashion Week Notebook: Rützou

Rützou Fall 2007 Runway

By Priyanka Ghosh and Julie Gulfer

Key Takeaways:  Rützou’s collection was all about contradictions in silhouettes, colors and detailing.  Strong simple lines merged with layered volume.  Smooth silks and satin combined with beaten wools and basic cottons. Rützou  paired somber muted hues with seductive splashes of bright colors.  Romantic embroidery details were juxtaposed with rebellious leather and stiff metal. 

Color Palette: Army green, ink blue and steel grey black were accented by vivid tones of red, purple and parrot green.

Silhouettes:  Big over small.  Long-sleeved frocks with loosely gathered pleats were worn over capri-length tights or cuffed pedal pushers.  Free flowing peasant tops with wrist length sleeves cinched just below the shoulders were worn over skinny pants.  Tight bolero vests in textured fabrics accompanied A-line tanks.  Details included embroideries, stylized prints, strips of silk and leather, mirrors and metallic accents. 

Accessories Report:
  Platform pumps, elbow length gloves in bold primary colors, and textured knee-length socks.  Long hair ironed straight and paired with an oversized leather headband also dominated the runway.

What’s Wearable:  Cropped bolero vests with mirror and embroidery detailing worn over A-line tanks flatter the bust while hiding a tummy.  We also took note of the long sleeves on the frocks which visually slim and lengthen the arms. 

What’s Not Wearable: 
If Lil’ Kim and Sporty Spice designed a clothing line, their centerpiece might be a pair of wide legged, bright green satin drawstring pants with a shiny white racer stripe down the side.  We’re not fans of this look.  We also thought that the long scarf made entirely of leather gloves was a bit over the top.  Gloves look great on hands.  Let’s keep them there. 

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Omiru covers Fall 2007 Copenhagen Fashion Week

Munthe plus Simonsen Fall 2007 RunwayOmiru is pleased to bring you a touch of Scandinavian style with coverage of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Fall 2007.  Check back over the next couple of days for our signature show reviews and a comprehensive trend report.

Introducing our two Copenhagen-based guest contributors, Priyanka Ghosh and Julie Gulfer!

Priyanka Ghosh has the mind of a political scientist and the soul of a fashionista. When she is not trapped in the Danish libraries researching her Fulbright thesis on Euroskepticism (she’s not sure what it is either), she is wandering along the canals of Copenhagen, soothing her soul with Miss Sixty jeans, shoes from Friis and Company, Karen Millen dresses, cheap accessories from Vero Moda and uber-chic pieces from Tiger of Sweden that she can’t afford but buys anyway.

Julie Gufler, a native of Denmark, is studying literature and modern art and culture at the University of Copenhagen. When not studying or spending time with friends in the cafes of Copenhagen, she’s a freelance writer, producing articles on fashion, contemporary art and literature.

Pictured: Munthe plus Simonsen, Fall 2007 collection.

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