05/09/12 - 0 Comments
Six Spring Fashion Trends
Every season, we get a glimpse into the fashion world to see the latest and greatest innovations and this spring it is no different. It’s hard to deny the plethora of awe inspiring creations that have emerged from the designers in the fashion world both new and old alike. Trends such as Art Deco and the Mullet Hemline have been all the rage this season, but it doesn’t stop there. Here are six eye-catching trends for this spring that fashion lovers are wearing and talking about worldwide.
The Color Blocking Trend
A little pop of color goes a long way, or so they say, but why settle for a pop when you can go for a block? Color blocking is indeed one of the biggest trends of Spring 2012 but it wouldn’t be possible without the great Yves Saint Laurent, known for his ‘Mondrian’ day dress. This trend provides a surprising lesson in color theory, but who can complain about class when your teachers include the likes of Rachel Zoe, Prada and Peter Som? The best thing about this trend, other than the fun contrasts of stark complimentary colors and shapes, is the fact that it is a look that can be worn by both guys and girls. Though this is seemingly just a spring thing, fashion experts are definitely in agreement that this is a trend that will roll into the summer and fall style seasons.
The Bold Prints Trend
The bold and the beautiful, bold prints of all kinds are taking center stage in the fashion world. And, when I say bold, I mean bold. Of course, this trend includes the floral prints we see gracing both the runway and streets but it’s joined by graphics reminiscent of Rorschach Ink Blot Tests and paintings by Monet. From silks to satins and charmeuse, you can find this trend on suits, skirts and dresses alike. Witness it in the latest collections by Dries Van Noten, Dolce & Gabbana and Derek Lam.
The Tangerine Trend
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you should know that Pantone named Tangerine Tango as the color to wear in 2012 and designers are surely sticking to it. Nothing says spring like this bright, eye-catching color, which is being used in every way imaginable. Designers such as Michael Kors and BCBG are certainly putting the color to good use.
The Peplum Trend
It’s hard not to have a little pep in your step when you get into this cute yet sophisticated look. The peplum trend gives you the illusion of wearing a short skirt billowing from the waist and designers are attaching it to skirts, dresses and even jackets. Not only is this an adorable look, but also it gives you the appearance of a slim waist, which is a plus if you need an extra confidence boost in your wardrobe. If you want to check out the latest peplums, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu and Vera Wang all did a fabulous job incorporating this style into their spring shows.
The Pastels Trend
Sure you can be pretty in pink, but you’re more in style if you’re pretty in pastel. Bold bright colors have taken over the fashion scene this season, but pastels are making a comeback. This year’s baby blues, soft pinks, pale canary yellows and lilacs are just what you need to make a statement this spring. This season, Ralph Lauren gave us an old-school interpretation of these feminine colors while Oscar de la Renta took on a more sophisticated yet casual vibe.
The Drop Waist
With all the retro prints going around, why not a retro silhouette? The drop waist is one the most reminiscent styles of the early 1900s and it is a trend that every girl can feel and look their best in. If you’re into fashion history, then you’ll know that Coco Chanel was among the first to utilize the drop waist fashion of the 1920s, which was known as her ever-popular garçonne look. And if you’re a fan of Chanel, you’ll be happy to know that Chanel’s lead designer, Karl Lagerfeld is continuing the traditional look, as he incorporated the no-waistline look in his spring collection. Other designers that have followed suit include Gucci, Jill Stuart and Etro.
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