AW 08-09 trend report: Urban Outfitters

My, what a lot of goodies there were at the Urban Outfitters press day. Red seems to be the big colour with red cords (yes, cords are back big time) from See by Chloe and two darling little-red-riding-hood coats from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel and Karen Walker. Oh and how could I forget these amazing red leopard print knit tights – genius, I’ll take four!

Flouncy mini skirts continue to crop up as does more black lace, so clearly there’s no sign of the eighties obsession abating any time this decade.

On the accessories front it’s all about these Melissa for Vivienne Westwood hook-ups or, if you’re anticipating the credit crunch affecting your funds, these patent bow hair clips should give you a fashion fix without the cashflow crisis. Plus I adore this purple knitted belt – only Sonia Rykiel could come up with that…

The big news is that ‘Urb’ will be stocking Luella from next season – altogether now, Whoop-de-doo!