Among the key trends for fall 09/10 was what http://www.style.com/ labelled as the smart investment trend which bought classic fashion back on the runways. Smart investment fashion refers to fashion not just for today or this season but looks and outfits that could last a life time in your wardrobe without becoming dated. The keyword being timelessness or timeless fashion.
The key to these classical designs is the combination of creative and practical design with varying textures and classic fabrics like silk, pinstripe, tweed and camel. Among the basic pantsuits, dress suits and skirt suits was a huge range of coats like this luxurious cozy camel coat by American black fashion designer Stephen Burrows which can only be described as a must have smart investment piece.
This sleek, chic and modern pink shift dress by Australian born fashion designer Martin Grant is the perfect silhouette, sculptured style for First Lady Michelle Obama.
You can always rely on veteran American fashion designer Ralph Lauren to design lifestyle quality designs with essential wearability. This tweed variation combination outfit aptly reflects inspirations of heritage and English values and could easily have been worn in the eighties.
Narciso Rodriguez whose designs have been famously worn by First lady Michelle Obama produced some bold coloured and practical designs like this green skirt suit. I remember wearing a jacket like this back in the nineties. See what I mean about timelessness and wearability.
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