Bloomingdale's Fall Fashion 2008

August 18, 2008 10:42:50 AM PDT
High energy, optimism and a fierce rock 'n' roll vibe will resonate throughout the fashion world -- and Bloomingdale's -- for fall 2008. Seen on runways from New York to Milan, high-voltage looks are making a comeback. Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren are just some of the labels that mixed shocking color, luxurious fabrics, supple leather and over-the-top accessories at the fall 2008 shows. "Ruffled blouses, perhaps inspired by the artist formerly known as Prince, and skinny jeans and gold and silver chains -- as seen on iconic 80's rock bands -- are just a few of the must-haves for the season," said Stephanie Solomon, Vice President for Fashion Direction at Bloomingdale's. "Fall 2008's loud and fabulous trends will play out in Bloomingdale's stores nationwide like the great rock 'n' roll classics."

Each trend -- unique, vivacious and show stopping ? dances to "The Beat of Chic."

Bloomingdale's Fall Ready-To-Wear 2008 Play List:

Rocker Tees... Indulge your groupie dreams this season in tees featuring classic rock bands. The Beatles will invade Bloomingdale's this fall in nearly all departments. Blondie, The Rolling Stones and MTV are also represented. The super soft threads from Junk Food, Ed Hardy and Trunk rule the floor for fall.

The Trophy Jacket? These highly-coveted jackets will get you noticed whether you're rocking out on stage in front of thousands, or embracing your inner songstress while walking down Michigan Avenue. In vibrant colors, embroidered patterns, and with fringes and detailed beading, each rendition of the versatile trophy jacket can play up a different attitude.

Leather Rocks... True to rock 'n' roll form, chic and tailored leather is this season's sexiest trend. Bombers, skin-tight pants, skirts and dresses are all appearing in leather for fall. Bloomingdale's is seeing leather from most designers -- although each designer takes a different spin on this fall must-have. Take a look from day to night, or street to stage, by grabbing a sleek black motorcycle jacket on your way out of the office door.

Skinny Denim and Sexy Tops... Sexy, skin-tight pants replace last season's leggings as a layering staple. Worn under skirts and dresses and tucked into ankle booties, a pair of skinny pants revamps the basic black look and acts as this season's chart topper. Complete the set with a flirty top from our women's contemporary collection for the perfect outfit to take in a show.

Siren Dresses... Searching for a showstopper? Look no further than this season's siren dresses with their short hemlines, tight-fitting cuts, jewel tones and super sexy silhouettes. BCBG and Laundry are just a couple of Bloomingdale's brands betting dresses are here to stay.

Crazy For "Mad Men"? AMC's Emmy-nominated show has inspired women and men everywhere to bring back the prim and proper fashions of the early 60's. Bloomingdale's was first to catch on to this trend with "Mad Men"-inspired window in the 50th Street flagship store this summer. Many designers have taken inspiration from this era and are incorporating into pieces such as, bow blouses, pencil skirts and cardigans. Put them all together for a stylishly seductive look that flaunts all the right curves.

Fall's accessories rock to the same beat of chic as the ready-to-wear styles. Taking inspiration from decades past allows this season's looks to surge forward.

Fall Accessory 2008 Play List:

Glam Chokers... Jewelry is back in a big way this fall with chokers, chains and estate pieces on the set list. Lavish neck decorations frame the face in an effortlessly chic way. The choker returns to fashion after a decade spent in the jewelry box. Chain necklaces and bracelets make their own music this season paired together and worn in multiples. Nothing sings rocker chic quite like the jingle of chains from head to toe.

Jewel Tones and Nylon Totes... It's impossible to take your eyes ? or ears ? off the bags this season. Vibrant, fringed and furred, fall 2008's most illustrious bags scream for attention. As electric as rock 'n' roll, the selection of satchels this season ranges from bright jewel tones and print patterns to distressed canvas and studded leather. They key silhouette for the season is the handheld satchel with optional strap. Typically sporty nylon makes a comeback this fall in new bag shapes and sizes.

Hosiery... Basic black no longer! The newest fashions in hosiery are in sync with this season's skin-tight silhouette. The trend has moved beyond basic black and nude hues to a whole new level of bright colors, patterns and textures.

Shake Your Bootie... Worn with everything from second skin pants and sexy narrow skirts to novelty hosiery and knee-high socks, booties are the epitome of chic this season. Details like fringe, studs, lace and zippers create edgy looks that are sure to rock your socks off. The skinny silhouette also infiltrates the shoe department this fall. Skin-tight over-the-knee boots, worn in a variety of colors and styles, are a breakout trend perfect for an evening out. For day, the casual slouchy boot, motorcycle boot or loafer offers a more classic look. Designers have remixed the typically boring look loafer by adding a bold heel and bright colors.

Stop in to Bloomingdale's North Michigan Avenue and Old Orchard Center to make sure that your fall wardrobe dances to "The Beat of Chic-ago!"

Looks that appeared on ABC7 News at 11 a.m.:

Look 1 - Jen

DKNYC Leather jacket - $349
Theory Deep Sea Silk Top - $170
DKNYC Black high-waisted skirt ? $89
Francesco Biasia patent tote (storm color) - $198
Michael by Michael Kors Python Belt - $98

Look 2 - Deidre

Calvin Klein Magenta silk dress - $138
DKNY black cozy - $175
Lydell NYC & R.J. Graziano Tribal necklaces - $38 and $225

Look 3 - Amelia

LaRok heather grey fringe sleeveless top - $228
Theory oversized three quarter sleeve cardigan - $345
Joe's Black Denim skinny jeans - $158
Botkier Black Morgan small hobo - $550
Aqua grey beret - $52
BCBG 'Harper' Black Patent wedge heel - $225

Look 4 - Cynthia

Pink Tartan black knit shell dress - $375
Anne Klein Park Ave Blazer - $495
Kate Spade Purple Patent spectator pumps - $328

For more information, please log on to www.bloomingdales.com.


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