A Look Ahead: Spring Fashion 2009

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 will kick off in New York on September 5. Although Fall isn’t even here yet, we’re having a difficult time waiting to see the Spring collections, so we scoped our Style.com’s little teaser of who and what will be hot for Spring. Check the list, after the jump… [Style.com]

  • Look to TV’s socialites, like the Gossip Girl and the up-and-coming 90210 cast members, for fashion inspiration, since all the designers are clamoring to dress them.
  • Designers Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala have expanded their denim collection to include men’s and women’s, but we’re really smitten with their structured leather jackets.
  • Devi Kroell is expanding her handbag line to include a spring ready-to-wear collection that is feminine and flattering to women of all sizes.
  • Christian Louboutin who? Nicholas Kirkwood is the new shoe designer du jour, and celebs have already taken notice. He is designing the spring shoe collection for Rodarte and is making shoes for the Pollini fashion show in Milan.
  • As in past seasons, the dress will be an integral part of your wardrobe. Look for details like cut-outs and a body-conscious fit, like this dress from Cushnie et Ochs.
  • Abigail Lorick, who was the ghost designer for Eleanor Waldorf’s collection on Gossip Girl, is one to watch for her ladylike separates with a downtown edge. Her spring collection is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.