Tough as Old Boots

Last winter it was all about the Victoriana lace-up boots.  This year, lace-up boots get a lot tougher and a bit rough and tumble.  I’m convinced boots are made for stomping this year, not walking.  Yet, even though they’re hard-wearing and ‘gritty’, I still want to set a contrast by pairing them with a silk crepe dress or a trailing tulle skirt.  It’s like the girly girl who thinks she’s tougher because she put on a pair of combat boots but then gives the game away by wearing them with a pretty floral dress.   

Dei Mille Dark Brown Combat Boots £59, Vintage Tan Knee High Campus Boots, Fluxa Midcalf Black Boots £159, Miss L-Fire Saloon Lace-Up Antique Tan Boots £160Ash Farah Black Lace-Up Boots £205, Faith Saon Stone Boots £65, Marc by Marc Jacobs Lace-Up Rubber Soled Boots £355, Carvela Wham Biker Boots £99

United in Fashion

The only thing I remember from my trip to Disneyland was the ride ‘It’s a Small World’ because naive child that I was, it made me giddy with happiness that everyone in the world all joined up in one big happy family.  Well, the same thing is about to happen in fashion come December 7th next year.  The Kodak theatre in LA will play host to the gala event of the first ever World Fashion Awards – World Fashion Week 2007.  As well as an awards ceremony which will recognise designers as individuals and representatives of their country, all participating countries will present a united fashion show ‘The Evolution of the Seasons’.  Then a 7 day fashion week will follow that plays out like an ‘Olympic’ style event bringing the international fashion circuit to a close each year.  The following countries are participating:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, U.S.A.
(Bolded Black = Fashion weeks I love keeping up with currently, Bolded Red = Countries which I’m most interested to see at WFW)

If it is indeed going to pan out like a global fashion competition, I wonder who will come out on top, whether it’s the more fashion established countries or the fashion underdogs of the world?  Either way, it’s safe to say I’ll be looking forward to this inaugural event.