Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Morease and Bikin fashion

"I find that sensual," he said. "There is an undone, nonchalant side that I like a lot."

The Paris shows were set to conclude with displays by designer Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton and Alber Elbaz for Lanvin.

With the dollar hitting an all-time low against the euro, U.S. retailers have cut back their overall spending and homed in on pieces with a lifespan of more than one season.

Glenda Bailey, editor in chief of the U.S. edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine, said the distressed suits seen at Chanel earlier this week summed up the current mood.

"We want to have luxury, but we don't want it to be too overt. We want to look like it's something that is very personal to us," she said.

"The secret of next season really is all about personal style. It's about putting together a look which is right for you."