Thursday, 15 March 2012
Spring Trends '12 Pt. I
I really should have done this for every season since I started blogging, but what I have come to realise after going through my archive of pictures is that all the trends that are IN now, have already been in a few years ago. Most trends that have come and gone are doing a full circle and are coming back again. Obviously there are some trends which will remain in their seasonal spot e.g. florals for spring but the interesting thing is to see whether new trends for this spring will reappear next year... We shall have to wait and see! But for now, here's my list of favourite trends coming up this season:
Cut-out floral patterns and large-scale lace was everywhere as expected for the ultra feminine look.
Many designers showed retro-style bras worn as tops, often paired with a pencil or flared skirt, but this doesn't stop you from wearing shorts!
From left to right: Proenza Schouler, Dolce & Gabanna, Donna Karan, Nina Ricci, No21, Emilio Pucci
There were all kinds of mini toppers, from tees to tanks. Synonymous with summer sun, if you're lucky enough to be able to wear this in the spring, I'm jealous!
From left to right: Preen, Charlotte Ronson, Rebecca Minkoff, Creatures of the Wind
Draped Pencil Skirts
The straight skirt gets a bit of interest with the addition of draped ruffles, folds, and ruching. A complete turn around from he tight fitting, figure hugging mico skirts.
From left to right: Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Danielle Scutt, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Athletic details, trims, and fabrics were big — high-tech mesh was everywhere. This was unexpected, as it reminds me of winter grunge/rock trend 2-3 years ago and doesn't really scream "SPRING" however I can see it working if the garment was of a white/pastel shade.
From left to right: Cynthia Rowley, Rag and Bone, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra
Hyperbright florals were everywhere, including on pants - as expected!
From left to right: Custo Barcelona, Peter Som, Altuzarra, Cynthia Rowley
The classic '50s and '60s couture silhouettes of Balenciaga and Dior were out in full force — especially in the form of round-shouldered jackets.
Clockwise from top left: Vanessa Bruno, Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Jil Sander, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent
Itty-bitty shorts aplenty - as expected.
From left to right: Alexander Herchcovitch, United Bamboo, Jill Stuart, Rebecca Minkoff
Shorts got down to business with dressed-up blazers.
From left to right: Doo.Ri, Temperley London, Ralph Lauren, Rachel Zoe
Sorbet hues in every shade of the rainbow. Off the top off my head, last spring was about bright bold colour blocking, this Spring we have turned down the volume for a more mellow feel.
From left to right: Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Preen, Diane von Furstenberg
Tuxedo trousers, meet track pants: dressed down styles, wide-legs, and high-contrast stripes. Saw this everywhere in winter, so glad they're staying for spring.
From left to right: Antonio Berardi, Roberto Cavalli, Antonio Marras, Gucci
Zigzags and Chevrons
Whether bold, graphic, or subtle; Missoni-style lines are the new stripes. The busier patterns remind me of NAVAJO PRINTS (if you have been following my blog, you will notice I have an obsession with it), LOVE IT!
From left to right: Loewe, Burberry, Carven, Celine, Dior, Etro
Last season's nudes are this season's bright whites. I love a white shoe against tanned legs, it make the tan even more tan-a-licious! Currently digging the Phillip Lim.
Clockwise from top left: Derek Lam, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Diane von Furstenberg, Altuzarra, Calvin Klein, Sophie Theallet