What’s hot for Spring 2012
Passing the proverbial fashion week baton onto London, New York wrapped up its week of shows and presentations with a number of consistent trends and motifs, all of which are sure to be hot this spring.
1. Poppin’ Palette. It’s no surprise that summer brings out the brightest in our wardrobe. Designers this season, however, ramped up the colourfulness of their designs to include the likes of oranges and pinks.
2. Hard and Edgy. Departing form the colourful palettes and soft feminine styles elicited by the retro theme, the trend of hard edge and raw styling emerged to counter to all of this. Asymmetry, cut-outs and darker tones set this trend apart from the others, and offers an overall nice balance to the Spring 2012 collections presented last week.
3. Shimmering Metallics. In addition to the bright colour palette which we’ve been graced with for the upcoming season, there was a sudden resurgence of metallics in quite a few collections, including Diesel and Theyseken’s Theory.
4. Retro Throwback. Coinciding with the bright colour palettes this season is a return of the ’50s in terms of silhouettes and styling. Favourites include Canadian line Pink Tartan and the always stylish Erin Fetherston.
5. Sheer Delight. Proving to be a mainstay in many of our closets, it does not seem as though this sheer trend wants to end its lease in our wardrobe collection any time soon.