Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fashion Highlights of Winter Season in Belgrade

By: Valentina Radulovic
Belgrade, Nov.26, 2009 (Serbia Today) - The best way to see what is ‘IN’, in Serbia today is to go out and take a walk on Serbian streets. You will notice that people are very aware of fashion trends nowadays. Many women and men look like they’ve just come from the cover of the magazines.
The recently ‘15th Fashion Selection’ and ‘26th Belgrade Fashion Week’ also gave the audience an opportunity to see what is IN for this fall and an upcoming winter. With a great number of domestic, but also foreign designers and labels on our market, Belgrade is one of the greatest fashion centers in the region.
Experts say this fall and winter will be all about silhouettes and sophisticated glamour. Short black leather jackets, narrow jeans, large jumpers and ankle boots with high heels are the things that you must have, if you decide to follow the advice of well known Serbian stylist Ashok Murti. Girls, who want to change their style and be in fashion this season, should get a good pair of jeans that resemble the form of the male ‘boyfriend cut’. They combine well with blazers, under which many wear T-shirts with prints. This season we must not forget the fur, and, of course, it shouldn’t be the real one! Long knitted cardigans appeared in completely unexpected combinations, even in the smart clothes for work. They will keep you warm and trendy during cold months. Make sure your knitted clothes are bold, big and shoulder-padded. Little black dress, as a synonym for elegance, experienced its return to the front door!
However, 80s disco style and bold looks will still find their own place in our wardrobe if we want to follow the fashion trends. It’s all about girl power! Padded shoulders made a come-back in spring/summer 2009 and the trend remains strong for fall and winter, as well.
A strong disco-diva vibe is back in our wardrobes. Vibrant colors, sequined skirts, leather jackets, platforms, large and colorful accessory, we can find inspiration in old 80s music videos and films. Unlike other seasons, this time gloves can be absolutely different. You can play in colors and shapes. Just make sure the gloves are leather as this material is definitely a lead one this winter.
Stylists suggest investing in a good coat that you will look good in. In items of colors, black, brown and grey are the traditional hues for winter coat. But, the idea is not to follow the trend, blindly. The best advice could be to check your wardrobe and refresh your clothes with some new and trendy details, which will make existing clothes completely new.
Trying to be so trendy, some of Serbian girls tend to lose their own identity. And the most important part of being trendy is to be yourself, but at the same time, to pay attention on details. For this winter a scarf made of wool or silk, ankle boots or over-the-knee boots, some metal details on your bag or jacket, tight jeans, something in violet color, definitely would be enough. Stylists agree that the more extravagance and crazy we look the better.
Some of the labels that are the most popular and more affordable in Serbia, compass as opposed toaring to designer labels (Gucci, D&G, Mark Jacobs, or Armani) are Zara, Mango, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Miss Sixty, Ecco, Cortefiel, Springfild, Marella, Mexx, Fossil and many others.
Outlet stores are open in Belgrade, recently, with a great number of fashionable and trendy labels, where you can get great pieces of clothes on discount. Some of domestic labels and designers are also very popular and make the clothes of great quality like Nicola’s, PC Fashion, TFY, Todor, Katrin, Centrotextil, Extreme Intimo, etc.
And for those who like to be original and to wear something which is a creation of Serbian designers should look for clothes made by Dragana Ognjenovic, Verica Rakocevic, Bata Spasojevic, Suzana Peric, and Irena Grahovac. They presented their work at the Fashion Selection and Belgrade Fashion Week.
No matter what is trendy, we need to wear something which we feel comfortable in. And, most important is, not to forget to ’bring’ our smile, because a happy face makes every person look a little more desirable.

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