7 billion to more than $2 billion and launching cheap

Fashion forecasts for 2010

In the world of fashion and style 1:1 replica handbags , the calendar flip to a new year is something akin to getting the key to a brand new, bare to the walls walk in closet right next to the one we just finished filling up. What goes into the new space depends a lot (but not entirely) on what came before.

In 2010, that means more traction for the familiar Forever 21, home shopping networks, Americana while adding some foreign influences (the ascent of ) into the trend mix as well. But the biggest shift in the fashion and style realm might very well be in process rather than product; now that we can have anything Perfect Quality Louis Vuitton Replica we want when we want it, perhaps fake designer bags we’ll give more thought to how it gets from point A to point replica louis vuitton bags B. What follows is a little crystal ball gazing from the Image staff.

Thakoon for Target, Jimmy Choo for H Christopher Kane for Topshop in 2009, you couldn’t swing a shopping bag without hitting a new cheap chic designer collection.

While those fast fashion chains grabbed headlines, opened pop up shops and hosted celebrity events, Forever 21 was the quiet giant, growing sales from $1.7 billion to more than $2 billion and launching cheap louis vuitton bags from china its own magazine, cosmetics collection and a plus size line called Faith 21.

Founded in 1984 by Korean immigrants, Forever 21 has 460 stores worldwide. In 2010, it will launch a new kids concept, for ages 7 to 14, and open cheap louis vuitton bags from china more than 80 new locations, including megastores in Japan, Europe and New York’s Times Square.

What is Forever 21 doing right? “They have held their prices well below other teen apparel retailers at the mall,” says Brian Sozzi, a retail analyst for Wall Street Strategies, a market research firm in New York. You look like you’re fashionable but don’t feel like you’ve spent a fortune if it falls apart.”

The chain has taken advantage of the recession’s glut of vacant retail real estate to expand from mall based stores into big box locations. The prototype for the new stores is based on the 86,000 square foot Forever 21 outpost opening in Cerritos this month.

“Going into a Forever 21 store is an experience,” Sozzi said. “You want to stay awhile.”

All things Alice

Look for fashion/entertainment synergy to break new ground this high quality designer replica handbags wholesale year, including novel partnerships for on screen placement and aaa replica designer handbags higher profile designer collaborations. One of the first down the rabbit hole in that regard will be Tim Burton’s live action “Alice in Wonderland” remake, due to open March 5.

In addition to Disney Consumer Products’ official high style tie ins with jewelry makers (Tom Binns, Swarovski) and clothing designers (Stella McCartney is among those rumored) set to roll out in conjunction with the film’s release, Lewis Carroll inspiration is popping up like hallucinogenic mushrooms after an acid rain. The recent holiday window displays at Bergdorf Goodman in New York bore an Alice in Wonderland theme, and in March, Parisian department store Printemps reportedly plans to unveil window displays of custom “Alice” dresses by the likes of Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane.

Designers recently name checking Lewis Carroll and his creations include Donatella Versace, Jason Wu, Kenzo’s Antonio Marras, and Zac Posen. A self professed lifelong fan of all things Alice, Posen has collaborated on a collection of Wonderland themed jewelry and recently unveiled a pre fall 2010 collection that he describes as “Lewis Carroll meets Paloma Picasso,” which includes thigh length, Alice appropriate dresses in mad, mad plaids. He explained there are several things that play into the fomenting fashion fixation.

“First, there’s a real sense of escapism and imagination to it that I think is important in popular culture right now,” he said. “And Alice and ‘Through the Looking Glass’ have really become a part of the fashion vernacular.” He pointed to everything from the familiar iconography of the tea party accouterments and playing cards to “the woman dressing as a little girl in a shrunken dress, and the black, white and red colors, and even the dandy tweed suit.”

Home shopping networks

QVC has Isaac Mizrahi, Dennis Basso and Rachel Zoe. HSN has Badgley Mischka, Naeem Khan, Loulou de la Falaise, Carlos Falchi and Sean John. Though a future merger of the two networks is still up in the air, one thing’s for sure with edgier designer collaborations, and glossy magazine and fashion week tie ins, it will become increasingly chic to shop your TV screen.

On Feb. to host two days of remote programming from the Four Seasons Hotel during Oscar week and a star studded red carpet event. A top seller from last year, super stylist Zoe will be back with an even bigger range of products. “When our customers get to call in and talk to her, and ask her how to wear something and she’s on a hit show on Bravo at the same time you can’t lose,” said Jamie Falkowski, a spokesman for the network.

HSN plans to increase its visibility in Hollywood as well by hosting a party at Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge estate to launch Duquette partner Hutton Wilkinson’s line of jewelry in March.

HSN Chief Executive Mindy Grossman replica louis vuitton bags , who joined the company three years ago, sees her customer evolving. and Chicago. Our customer is above average income, educated and loves to know the ingredients in skin care.” For 2010, Grossman is putting more emphasis on the format of shows, sending a production team to designer showrooms and cosmetics laboratories to film the story behind the product. During New York Fashion Week, Elle magazine editors will be on HSN talking about the trends of the season. “The previous perception was that they targeted lower income households. But now they are younger and edgier, and taking a fashion forward stance has helped. Many designers have also realized what a powerful channel the electronic selling area can be.” seems to be having a moment or perhaps it’s a series of moments that may add up to a permanent place at or near the top of the heap. Economists predict the country’s economy will be relatively robust in 2010, the country will play host to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, and has fashion in the bag as well.

Some of the most famous faces in the global fashion industry have come from, beginning with the leader of the modeling pack, no last name necessary Gisele. Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio and Madonna’s current boy toy, Jesus Luz, also continue to hold supermodel status, bringing media and designer attention to their home country. Though they may Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags walk the Fake Louis Vuitton Replica Bags runways of Milan and Paris, many of these stars high quality replica handbags china return to to strut the catwalk at So Paulo Fashion Week, a biannual event started in 1996, which attracts media and designers such as Alexandre Herchcovitch replica louis vuitton , Tufi Duek and the king of the ian bikini, Amir Slama.

The country’s booming fashion scene has also fueled the luxury retail market, attracting brands and boutiques that are on par with Paris and New York. Christian Louboutin, Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Oscar de la Renta and, just last month, Missoni, have opened stores in So Paulo, with several also retaining outposts in Rio de Janeiro.

(All this is happening despite huge pockets of poverty and crime in cities such as Rio, a phenomenon that gives some tourists pause.)

Executives at many ian companies are working for greater exposure on the fashion front. The plastic accessories company Melissa, for example, teamed up with designer Vivienne Westwood to produce a line of plastic high heels and flats that were seen on fashionable feet everywhere last fall. market eight years ago, opening one of the first high end clothing boutiques in New York’s stylish meatpacking neighborhood alongside McCartney and McQueen and has managed to successfully stay open despite the sour economy. “The Olympics may help pull the country together, and everything is moving forward in this fast and exciting way. Between the ethanol, nature reserves, culture and people it’s really a hub of all things 1:1 replica handbags that are totally happening.”.

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