NEW YORK — "Personal Appeal" — DuPont Textiles & Interiors’ most recent ready-to-wear trend and idea workshop for fall 2003 — focused on eclectic looks that create a unique style.
"It’s about making individual choices," said Roseann Forde, fashion director. "It’s also about choosing from what’s new and deciding how it best works for your particular customer.
"It’s not necessarily about following fashion," she continued, "but about making it your own — being open to broadening your fashion horizons and dipping into the bounty of fabric, colors and styles that surround us all in this global marketplace."
The three themes gave a plethora of choices: Establish-
ment Revisited; Origins and Originals, and Everyday Chic.
Establishment Revisited offered a new twist on tradition. Forde said the woman who exemplifies this trend is comfortable with the classics, but knows how to make them her own.
The color palette included a variety of offbeat autumnals — amber, rust and terra-cotta paired unexpectedly with celadon and tea rose. Silhouettes include a pantsuit with sleek lines, as well as a suit jacket defined by an elegant funnel-neck and worn over a satin skirt.
The muse for Origins and Originals was a world traveler. "This woman brings back bits of other cultures to join with her own highly eclectic approach to fashion," said Forde. She said the woman to whom this theme would appeal is both casual and creative, as well as feminine and whimsical, and possesses a special flair for putting a look together in a way that is uniquely her own.
The color palette for the group consisted of enriched brights with a feel for the exotic, or somewhat faded hues reminiscent of pale, neutralized cosmetics. Fabric-wise, prints are layered atop fine-gauge mesh to form unique patterns with touches of embroidery or sequins.
The Everyday Chic woman embodies style as a matter of course, she said.
"She is unabashedly fashion-conscious and likes to experiment with the new. She is glamorous, elegant and cutting edge all at the same time," said Forde.
The group’s colors were dark, high-luster black and charcoal with indigo, as well as more neutral with taupe tones set off by metallic silver. Fabrics included leather with Lycra spandex, jacquards, novelty denims and surface-enhanced wovens and knits with spandex as well.
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