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Fashion Week is Comfy: The Sweatshirt is Back

By |   September - 16 - 2009

Fashion Week 2009

Fashion Week 2009

Fashion week is in full force and this year’s response to the economic recession is something akin to comfort food – but clothing. The beginning of the recession ushered in edgy looks like leather jackets and gladiator shoes  that were harsh and showed a certain fighting style, then the 80’s started to creep in with shoulder pads as though designers were looking for something familiar and now it’s all about comfort and sweatshirts.


Flashdance

Flashdance

Seriously, sweatshirts are making a comeback and my first thought is Flashdance and the ripped dancer’s sweatshirt, which is not a big leap when shoulder pads are in all the jackets and Fame is coming to a theater near you. But the look is a little more modern and edgier with combinations of material like sweatshirt and leather jackets and more feminine silk and sweatshirt outfits that flatter the figure in comfort.

Another area of design that is making a bold statement this season is the athletic look where once again sweatshirts rule. In fact a turn towards athletics may be what this country needs to get back into shape and fill free time with inexpensive activities so hopefully this will become more than a trend and adopted as a lifestyle.

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