coffee + cre8tive {oct 17 '06}

I stumbled across Passport yesterday while shopping and, although it's fashion (vs. home decor), I had to share the label with you anyway. Plum, teal, slate, chocolate, black, fuschia, and cream are big on the menu here for Fall/Winter fashion, mostly solids with pretty trimwork, and lots of fur trim on boots, hats, and vests to capture a bit of a Nordic vibe. That Russian folklore style is big here too, cropped pants and skirts embellished with embroidered patterns are huge. Kneesocks (think Japanese school girl) and patterned tights are popular, knee-length city coats, belts belts belts!, lots of knits and felted wool, and adorable fingerless mittens with flaps that you can fold over to cover cold fingers.
Another must-see German fashion label, Kapalua. Gorgeous. Love their skirts. (locals: you can find both collections at kaufhof opposite haufbahnhof)

Maybe you can introduce some of these colors and textures into your home?

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(images from passport and kapalua)