Top 10 Trends From Fashion Week Spring 2012

10 Jan


The big fashion ideas you need to know for the season, from the latest print to the new silhouette.

1. The Animal: Birds

Designers used hummingbirds, swans, and pheasants in their bold creations this season—from abstract, graceful lines to three-dimensional birds perched on the chest and shoulders.



2. The Palette: Pastels

Versace to Vuitton, knee-length to floor-length, designers gave the season a sense of airiness with a range of pastel tones.



3. The Item: Peplum

From Jason Wu to YSL, the peplum reigned supreme. Whether worked into a blouse or jacket, the flared design is this season’s must-have accoutrement.



4. The Detail: Baroque Flourishes

Ornamental designs were all over the collections this season. Whether found in the fabric or fine embroidery, they added a touch of the regal.



5. The Silhouette: Drop Waist

Shapeless flapper-style dresses are trending this season, with some designers modernizing the 1920s style by drawing the line just around the hips.



6. The Theme: Deep Sea

This season’s designers took a dive into the deep blue and came up with pearlized shell clutches at Chanel, coral embellishments at Alexander McQueen, and shark-tooth necklaces at Givenchy.



7.  The Print: Digital Imaging

From Akris to Mary Katrantzou, designers brought our tech-filled lives to the runway this season by using digital photographs—including a tropical jungle landscape, a spirited bow, and wrapping paper.



8. The Body Part: Midsection

Whether fully visible or through a window of fabric, flashes of skin revealed tight abs this season.



9.  The Fabric: Matte Satin

Elegant and edgy, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, and Victoria Beckham went beyond 2012 with their sleek, modern designs.



10. The Inspiration: Abstract Art

Models donned swaths of solid color and geometric shapes this season. From Barbara Bui’s clean, modern lines to Hermès’ angular couture, the art world’s twentieth-century geometric abstraction movement made its way to the runways.


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