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BB's Fashion Forecast for 2010

BB's Fashion Forecast for 2010

It's becoming a tradition here at The Budget Babe to look into the future at the start of the New Year, and try and predict which way the sartorial winds will blow. Last time this year, I accurately predicted that Rodarte would collaborate with Target (pats self on back), so let's see what the crystal ball holds for us this year. If only I could predict something a bit more useful, like the lottery…

BB's Purely Suppositional Fashion Predictions for 2010:
1. Prabal Gurung will team up with Target for Go International.
2. Diane Von Furstenberg will team up with Target Designer Collaborations.
3. Forever 21 will launch a clothing recycling program.
4. Boyfriend blazers (and cardigans and jeans) will get a break.
5. Mobile coupons will catch on as will other money-saving smartphone apps in a big, big way.
6. Matt & Nat will create a vegan line of accessories for Target (or Payless).
7. Celebrity fashion lines will continue to proliferate.
8. Plus-size models will finally gain more exposure.
9. Isaac will return to Target (wishful thinking.)
10. Sarah Jessica Parker will relaunch Bitten with JCPenney or Kohls.

What would YOU like to see happen in the world of fashion in 2010?

Clothing recycle program for F21, Im down!
#1 Anne (Homepage) on 2010-01-02 03:49 (Reply)
I definitely am all for the plus size models needing more exposure! and I really wish to see a lot more designers collaborating with H&M, as well as vintage clothing becoming bigger than it even is now!
#2 miss neira (Homepage) on 2010-01-02 09:24 (Reply)
I agree, I think Plus Size lines need to have more variety and options. Good for you for your prediction coming true!! I would like to see less celeb lines and more stuggling designers make it. Even if it is just locally.
#3 Dina's Days (Homepage) on 2010-01-02 10:44 (Reply)
I would also love to see more talented designers emerge and fewer celeb lines, but something tells me the celebrity lines will keep comin' in 2010... I hope I'm wrong about this prediction!
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2010-01-02 11:08 (Reply)
H&M will get an online store for the US....PLEASE
I've heard rumors but it's still not there.
#4 Cydney Coleman on 2010-01-02 10:57 (Reply)
Oh that's a good one! I would be so happy if your prediction came true.
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2010-01-02 11:11 (Reply)
"Mobile coupons will catch on as will other money-saving smartphone apps in a big, big way."

You're definitely right about this. Leave it to me to comment on the geekiest thing on your list ;-)
#5 cathy (Homepage) on 2010-01-02 12:33 (Reply)
I could see Gurung before DVF, and I'm hoping #5 is dead on!! I would love to see bf jeans retire but not the blazer - I adore it so.
#6 Brit on 2010-01-02 12:34 (Reply)
I love cardis and blazers. Perfect to keep me warm. I really hope they dont get a break! lol!
#7 Chrissy on 2010-01-02 12:57 (Reply)
really! I would freeze even in the summer.
#7.1 SupaWaifu (Homepage) on 2010-01-02 14:52 (Reply)
I would love to see more affordable eco-friendly products available in retail stores like target, not just online.
#8 ange_du_nord on 2010-01-02 16:15 (Reply)
Agreed. I buy clothes at F21 all the time that I only wear once or twice then want to get rid of. A recycling program would be awesome. I also love Matt & Nat so to have them develop a more accessible line would be fantastic. And how about some Kooba or Treesje bags for Target?
#9 kris on 2010-01-02 17:17 (Reply)
I really hope you are right about SJP and Bitten. I loved that stuff but the price point was what I loved most. I have several pieces from her line at Steve & Barry's, and know for a fact that I didn't pay more than $9 for any of them.
#10 MEP on 2010-01-02 18:42 (Reply)
a DVF-Target collabo would be a dream!
#11 killakate on 2010-01-02 19:37 (Reply)
I too hope Sara Jessica relaunches her Bitten line of clothing somewhere. I have several basic items (jeans, purple funnel neck peacoat, t's) and I still get compliments on them.
#12 Jen on 2010-01-02 20:32 (Reply)
I'd like to see flare-leg and bootcut jeans making a comeback. I hope they don't end up the "Mom Jeans" of the 21st century!
#13 Anusha (Homepage) on 2010-01-03 00:24 (Reply)
I just saw this article via AOL...
It is about a plus size model Crystal Renn posing in the magazine V. The article was posted Dec. 22 but this is a sure sign that your prediction #8 is probably very much correct.

As for me, I really hope that some trends will die... Personally I'm not a fan of shoulder pads, uggs, fringe, extreme usages of leather, military jacket... -sigh- I am so picky. Great predictions BB!
#14 AL on 2010-01-03 01:24 (Reply)
Thanks for that!! :-) I'm a size 8 so its funny to me that Crystal is a "plus size" model. She looks fantastic.
#14.1 Chrissy on 2010-01-03 12:59 (Reply)
8. Plus-size models will finally gain more exposure. I think that it is about time it happens !!!
#15 sohoaccessories (Homepage) on 2010-01-03 12:58 (Reply)
I would love for No. 9 and 10 to materialize. Miss Isaac work with Target and I really hope SJP will be able to relaunch Bitten at the same price point. That was one of my favorite clothing lines.
#16 Budget Chic on 2010-01-03 18:34 (Reply)
Isaac M. won't return to Target. He's definitely a "been there, done that" kind of guy, and not the type to do the same thing twice. And I hightly doubt that DVF would collaborate with Target after she had to sue them for copyright infringement (which I blogged about last March).
#17 Target-Addict (Homepage) on 2010-01-03 18:49 (Reply)
#9 MAY be wishful thinking but i hope so too, loved him!
#18 fashion court (Homepage) on 2010-01-03 22:57 (Reply)
Ooooh...I would love love LOVE if DVF did a collabo with Target!!!!
#19 Andi on 2010-01-04 01:07 (Reply)
To my mind orange color will become ultra-fashionable in 2010, because it is one of the colors of the tiger - the symbol of the year 2010.
#20 Sally (Homepage) on 2010-01-04 06:50 (Reply)
I would love a recycling program from Forever 21 as well. I go in there quite a bit and I'm always shocked at how much items they have left over from the previous season, not to mention the clothes I, myself, could recycle from there out of my closet. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one AND for H&M online. That would make my 2010!
#21 Kate Williams on 2010-01-04 12:39 (Reply)
I would like to see the end of drop-crotch. And the return of pants. Personal preferences, I know, but MAN, I miss the undergrads wearing pants.
#22 kristophine (Homepage) on 2010-01-04 14:53 (Reply)
You have no idea how happy I'd be if DVF did a Target line. I'd probably buy each and every piece.
#23 Jessica (Homepage) on 2010-01-04 22:42 (Reply)
I'd love for 80s style to go away
#24 AshleyOhio on 2010-01-05 00:00 (Reply)
OK, I def vote DVF @ Target. love it
#25 Jessica on 2010-01-07 11:40 (Reply)
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