From Pom-Pom Hats to Feathered Faces

 - Jun 11, 2009   Updated: Apr 4 2011
For Fall 2009, many designers went to town with styling details.

The point of a fashion show is to display the clothing, but quirky styling does earn a lot of press; it’s a careful balance that designers have to create.

The following cluster looks at some of the coolest fashion detailing for Fall 2009, from the subtle to the bizarre.

Implications - During the recession, consumers didn't have the budgets they once did for opulent jewelry; to help these recessionistas stand out and add visual interest to the season's collections, fashion designers paid special attention to niche tailoring and techniques. Draping, animal-inspired accessories, and retro fashion such as gloves and hats all made a comeback during this period.