We’ve seen a ton of shows for fall 2012, and decided to share a couple of our favorite trends that are sure to be big come fall 2012:
[BCBG Max Azria, Chadwick Bell; Images via MBFashionWeek.com]
Color blocking hasn’t gone away, but a new color scheme has been creeping it’s way back into popularity through the fashion cycle — gradient colors! BCBG Max Azria certainly worked sun drenched, ochre hues and made them feel fresh by the dalliance of sheer fabrications, while Chadwick Bell piled on the ruffled layers for his salmon-hued version. The combination got a ladylike take at Vivienne Tam with prim and proper pencil skirts and jackets, while Emerson designer Jackie Fraser-Swan let it drip down into a patterned, charcoal-tinged coat. Try out the trend by investing one piece, like a jacket or skirt to pair with basics, or try out an accessory, like a necklace or handbag that gives off a dip-dyed effect.
[J.Mendel, Custo Barcelona; Images via Elle.com]
The Fall 2012 runways blazed embellishment with everything from fringe to embroidery to beads to sequins, and it is a trend we all can incorporate into our wardrobe. For a look that will turn heads, take a cue from J. Mendel and Custo Barcelona with head-to-toe beading and studs. Both ensembles tell a story of experimental spontaneity, fusing classic and contemporary to create a look that is all their own. Or, pull inspiration from Hervé Leger and Tracy Reese. Both designers beautified their collections by adding intricate detail. Whether fringe to create flair or sequins to invoke strength, the self-determination of embellishment makes it quite sublime.
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