It will be interesting to see how Joan Allen (best-actress nominee for 'The Contender') transforms herself. In past years, it's been simple gowns in reds and blue-greens. I wonder if she's going to shift this year.
Fall is the most important season for retailers because it covers the heavy sales period of the third and fourth quarters and there's been a lot of talk in the fashion and retail industries about the economy.
The trend in Europe is that we're seeing a lot of cotton shirts with velvet or lace trimmings, performance outerwear like insulated jackets and parkas, and bright colors that typically do well on the retail level. So it's a different look that's affordable.