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Energizing-Contemporary-Fluorescence, season of extremes
Aug '08
The secret to fashion for Spring/Summer 2009 lies in a blend of sensuality and sportiness. It is this interplay of casualness and chic that gives the new looks their relaxed and modern slant, now also in demand even for formal occasions.

The matching shoes and bags exude a light-hearted freshness. Contrasts determine the picture: high-tech materials clash with natural leather.

Brilliant, bright colours are juxtaposed with discreet neutral nuances. High heels will be competing with ultra-flat styles for shoppers' favour next season. Colours Three colour themes characterise shoe and bag fashions.

The basis is formed by light, neutral colours with white (either clear or with a slightly grey hue), all cream and sand tones all the way down to moleskin and pearl grey. Dark brown and black serve as contrasting accent colours.

Pastel shades will be re-defined next summer, fluctuating between milky pallid hues and sun-bleached neon lights. Flattering red tones include delicate apricot or rosé nuances while sherbet shades with shimmering effects exude summery freshness.

Intense colours such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet feature as clear, monochrome tones also in the form of colour-blocking or in prints. Provided with black or white contours these colours obtain enormous brightness.

Materials The key priorities here are: soft and light-weight materials. Accordingly, the shoe and bag collections include many styles in supple lambskin nappa, soft patent leather and velvety nubuk.

Special effects are produced by high-quality mock croc or python that are every bit as attractive as their genuine counterparts. Metallised leathers with a soft sheen are often combined with smooth or suede leathers.

Patent and suede show these new colours to their best advantage. In tune with the eco-trend vegetable-tanned leathers with a natural touch and irregular shading or an antique finish continue to attract attention.

Likewise, braiding is the latest trend for shoes and bags next summer. In contrast to this designers – not only in the sporty segment – focus on high-tech materials such as mesh and nylon as well as (often printed) textiles.

Lasts No “last” dictate! In the Spring/Summer season 2009 all shapes and lasts will be allowed. For women's shoes the spectrum ranges from oval, rounded shapes, (asymmetrical) wide square lasts to short and even longer points again.

Alongside such classics as ballerinas (now featuring noticeably wider necklines), loafers, urban-chic sneakers and even plimsolls, more and more high-upper styles will be causing a stir now. These come as ultra-flat gladiator and/or Roman sandals featuring more or less wide straps.

High-upper court shoes and high-heeled platform sandals look particularly sexy. Often these styles reveal either the heel or toes. Another key styling element of this new shoe fashion are T-straps andcriss-cross ties across the instep.

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