Just as we’re gearing up for fall’s colder weather, designers are rolling out their looks for spring 2012 and it already has me excited for warm weather to come back around. So far in New York we’ve seen in-your-face florals, sleek and sporty ensembles and everything in between but fashion week is just getting started and I can’t wait to see what the London, Paris and Milan designers have up their sleeves. Want to get started on a few of the spring trends? Check out some of my favorite looks from the runways, plus download great patterns for you to get the look now (but shhhh, don’t tell the designers!).
A little bit sporty, a little bit punk – mesh and thin, open knit fabrics added a futuristic and edgy feel to collections from Alexander Wang and Theyskens Theory. Whether used as an accent or a layering piece, make sure your mesh is more “Blade Runner” than “Hoop Dreams” by pairing it with sleek pieces like leather pants, draped dresses or chic suits.
Try it with these patterns:
Orange You Glad….
Ladies (and gentlemen, I suppose), get over your fear of intense color now because come spring orange is going to be the color on everyone’s minds (and bodies). Pants, dresses, jackets, you name it – orange was all over the runways and I would say nearly 60% of the collections so far have had at least a touch of orange in the mix. Personally, I am totally digging on the color as I have two dresses and a killer pair of wide leg pants in nearly identical shades of blood orange. Are you bold enough to sport tangerine hues from head to toe, or do you think they’re better left as an accent color?
Try it with these patterns:
Sure we’ve been seeing printed pants for awhile now, but designers are still showing our lower extremities some love with trousers in every pattern from geometric shapes to seriously bold florals. In a range of silhouettes and styles – from bohemian wide leg to uber-preppy crops, now is the time to pull out your favorite patterned fabric and try a pair of pants!
Try is with these patterns:
Other NYFW trends to get a jumpstart on for 2012:
Thigh-high slits – courtesy of Prabal Gurung, Yigal Azrouel and Christian Cota
Peplums – from the likes of Jason Wu, Cushnie et Ochs and Vera Wang
and Candy Colored Locks – grab your Manic Panic and take a cue from models at Narcisco Rodriguez, Marchesa or Thakoon.
Ready to get sewing? Grab a spool of Mettler’s Poly Sheen® thread – with it’s brilliant array of colors and renowned durability (it’s resistant to harsh treatments, such as chlorine bleach, wet/dry abrasion, washing and ironing), Poly Sheen® is the perfect thread for both decorative and heavy duty sewing.
What looks have caught your eye from the New York shows? Are you inspired by any of the collections so far?