Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Another trend heating up the catwalk is what I described as fishtail hoopla. Fishtail hoopla is all about the fitted silhouette with a mermaid-like hem line. Below is a few examples of this new trend on the catwalk...

[from left to right: Kerry Washington in a tiered strapless green Jason Wu gown with a train at Cannes film festival's amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS benefit. Beyonce Knowles in a gold House of Dereon curve-fitting number at the 2007 American Music Awards. Rihanna in a emerald green Dolce & Gabbana dress at the 2007 World Music Awards. For the 2007 Emmy's, "Grey's Anatomy" actress Katherine Heigl wore a white Zac Posen gown.]

Fishtail on the runway:

[from left to right: Jason Wu Fall 2006, Zac Posen Resort 2008, Giles Spring 2008]

Fishtail in retail:

[from left to right: White strapless evening gown, edressme.com, Just Cavalli Fishtail Corset Dress, asos.com; David Meister Stretch Satin Gown, nordstrom.com ]