March 10th, 2007
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: 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.