Sometimes Zara‘s stuff is hit or miss for me, but their new fall collection is seriously amazing! Their lookbook features two German models, Toni Garrn and Katrin Thormann, in some tempting standalone pieces influenced IMO by Isabel Marant, Balmain, Balenciaga, YSL, among others. Their women’s line, modeled by Toni, is clean, minimalist and sculpted with tailored suits, lots of fur, thigh-high boots and voluminous shoulders. The young line is straight up Kate Moss with animal prints, high hemlines, destroyed jeans and rocker garb.
Here are the outfits and trends from the F/W 2009 Women and Young lines that I’m coveting like mad, at least until I see the quality and try ’em on in-store…
When the temperature drops, it’s all about coats and boots for me! Thigh high boots are a major trend but gotta worry about edging too close to streetwalker… that’s why wearing a longer coat that covers your butt is a must.
Style says reverting to traditional basics is one reaction in recessionary times and Zara has some of that with their tailored pantsuits. I’m liking the ankle-baring, structured pants for work, though I’ll avoid the linebacker shoulder trend.
My shopping list for fall includes a larger clutch with an optional strap. Already got a cheap-y faux leather jacket from Urban Outfitters that’ll do in the Vancouver rain.
The Young line is so very influenced by Isabel Marant’s collection right down to the insouciant use of sweatshirt material, layering and the leopard print coat. But since I love Isabel Marant, I’m not complaining.
I normally don’t wear sweatpants outside of the gym but I might reconsider for the ones in the left pic, they look uber-comfy. And I always adore easy rocker styling as on the right. Will definitely make good use out of blazers next season.
Check out the full Zara lookbook here.