Don't Miss Fall's Hottest Fashion Trends: Get the Insider Scoop from Top Online Fashion Publishers Fashiontribes, FashionIndie & Papierdoll.

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From menswear to metallics to color, prints, fur & embellishment, this looks to be a luxe fall. The new Fall Fashion Trend Reports are live on the Fashiontribes Blog, FashionIndie.com & Papierdoll.net - with the in-depth scoop on Ready to Wear, Couture, and the hottest new emerging design talent. Highlights of the coverage include backstage video interviews with designers like Isaac Mizrahi, up-andcoming indie designers, hair & makeup trends, and on-location reports with Doneger trend expert, David Wolfe.

I call the collection Frozen Spring because I couldn't bring myself to do heavy coats and heavy sweaters. Even though there are sweaters and coats in the collection that will keep you warm, I feel like they're year round and seasonless.

The new Fall Fashion Trend Reports are live on the Fashiontribes Blog, FashionIndie.com & Papierdoll.net - with the in-depth scoop on Ready to Wear, Couture, and emerging talent. Highlights of the reports & coverage include:

  • backstage video with Isaac Mizrahi & Tracy Reese
  • coverage of downtown indie designers & up-and-comers to keep an eye on
  • hair & makeup trends with artists Vincent Longo, Mally Roncal & Ashley Javier for Herbal Essences
  • on-location reports from New York Fashionweek with insiders Robert Verdi, Constance White & Doneger's trend expert, David Wolfe

FashionIndie:
In six short months, FashionIndie.com has become one of the more popular independent fashion sites on the web. With their "fashion firsts" scoops, they showcase emerging talent, and have quickly evolved into the premier source for the best in new fashion. Their innovative Indie Network helps showcase the best indie fashion, style & culture, and this September during New York Fashionweek, they'll make be making history as the first fashion blog to go to print with the FashionIndie Magazine. FashionIndie has in-depth coverage of the designers that the CFDA /Vogue Fashion Fund has deemed the best of 2007.

Fashion Indie provides full access to the emerging fashion talent that is making the scene (and grabbing the attention of Anna Wintour and friends). They introduce all the designers, purblish provocative and diverse opinions on the Fall 07 and Spring 08 collections, go behind the scenes as they prepare for NY fashion week, and provide information updated daily on exclusive sample sales and events. So who deserves the $200,000 prize? Readers and fashionistas alike are encouraged to vote for their favorites at FashionIndie.com…for a closer look at the future of fashion.

Fashiontribes
Recently ranked fourth in the list of the top 50 fashion blogs, the Fashiontribes blog updates several times each day with the freshest fashions, Fashiontribes editor picks & "must haves", steals & deals, shoes, bags, accessories, and fashion trend reports. For fashion that is more customized, Fashiontribes.com features five-in-one fashion & lifestyle e-zines, each devoted to a particular fashion personality or "tribe."

Fashiontribes dissects the Haute Couture trends: "Because Haute Couture is somewhat less driven by direct financial concerns than is Ready-to-Wear, designers have more room to toy with ideas - making it an insightful barometer of which trends have legs," notes Fashiontribes.com Editor in Chief, Lesley Scott. " For fall, there is a definite feel of girding up for battle, along with a simultaneous vein of escapism. By borrowing from various eras of history - Napoleon, the Roman Empire, the Jazz Age - designers are helping people costume themselves for the movie that is life, today."

Fall 2007 Haute Couture: The Top 10 Trends:

1. Clothing as Armour
2. Costume History
3. Controlled Volume
4. "Done" Hair & Makeup
5. Defined Waist
6. Fur
7. Ruffles & Lace
8. Huge Heels
9. Shades of Grey & Silver
10. Prints & Surface Embellishment

Fashiontribes on Ready-to-Wear Trends: "The New York Ready-to-Wear shows were grown up & wearable, London was edgy & aggressive, Milan was ladylike & sexy, while Paris lived up to expectation with gorgeous theatricality," explains Fashiontribes.com's Scott. "A trend of surprisingly lightweight, seasonless dressing emerged; in lieu of the expected heavy knits, protective overcoats, and traditional fall/winter looks, it's been a parade of diaphanous fabrics, bare arms & legs, and a palette of decidedly non-wintery colors. Fur made an appearance on most A-list runways, as did generous silhouettes that engulf the wearer in a cozy, protective set of fabric armor, ladylike hats, metallics (still), crayon-bright colors, prominent prints, slouchy-chic trousers, sky-high heels, and menswear inspired chic grey dresses."

In an exclusive backstage video interview with Isaac Mizrahi, the designer summed up what a number of the most influential designers are feeling. "I call the collection Frozen Spring because I couldn't bring myself to do heavy coats and heavy sweaters. Even though there are sweaters and coats in the collection that will keep you warm, I feel like they're year round and seasonless."

The Top 10 Important Fall 2007 Ready-To-Wear Trends:

1. Clothing as Armour & for Protection
2. Seasonless Dressing
3. Black is Back
4. Fur, Fur, Fur
5. Woman in Grey
6. Lady in Red
7. Menswear Chic & Slouchy Trousers
8. Bright Colors & Brash Prints
9. Shine On in Metallics
10. Huge Hats & Sky-High Heels

Papierdoll:
For fresh fashion editorial spreads, photoshoots and articles, Papierdoll.net has been voted one of the web's premiere fashion e-zines by fashion insiders. Their editors, authors (and stragglers) also post frequent musings at Papierblog, news updates and the latest on global fashion on iPapier, and savvy bargain shopping deals on their Thriftychick blog.

The scoop from Papierdoll: The babuska has escaped the country and hit the catwalk. Now touted as a central look for women who want to stay warm while being stylish, the editors at Papierdoll are fascinated about the return of this peasant staple as not only a trendy item, but one with legs. No longer the domain of older women, this head piece is now being touted as a central look for women who want to stay warm while being stylish. The babushka seems reinvigorated according to Papierdoll, noting that no fewer than 4 designers from New York Fall fashion week featured a Babushka in some form. Among the London designers putting out a version of babushka are Bora Aksu, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs and Blumarine.

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