Feathers: Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2009 Fashion Trend

There’s something about feathers – they conjure up images of graceful swans, of flitting sparrows, of fairytales, and the dream of flight that can only ever be a dream for we wingless creatures. As a Autumn (Fall)/Winter 2009 trend, feathers and plumes add that ephemeral touch.

Feathers Autumn / Winter 2008-2009 trend
Feathers on the runway at DSquared2, Burberry Prorsum, Christian Lacroix, Donna Karan, Blumarine, and Ralph Lauren

What is it?

Delicate feather details on dresses, skirts, hats, and collars, seen on the Autumn-Winter runways for 2008-2009. The key to the trend is elegance: no bright pink faux-feather boas, please. Ostrich, peacock, pheasant and marabou are some favourable feathers to look out for.

Who is wearing it?

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.