[All images via ELLE.com, pictured above, from Proenza Schouler]
This season, the tribal trend was an easy one to spot, thanks to its brown, orange, cream, and black color palette, canvas and raffia fabrics, braiding, and darker beading. We loved the pieces that represented the trend at Proenza Schouler (pictured above), as well as at Herve Leger, Donna Karan, and even at Diane von Furstenberg. You can start to take steps toward the trend by incorporating it into your look now via an accessory; a handbag, a pair of earrings or necklace, or shoes.
Among the most favored trends of this year’s SS12 season is the primary color blue. The gorgeous hue stood strong as a solid, complimented a multitude of prints, and popped up on nails. A royal blue flower petal print seduced at Jason Wu, while Marc Jacobs welcomed various blues into his layer-heavy collection. Daring blue midnight sapphire nails appeared more than once at 3.1 Philip Lim, Jen Kao, and Sachin & Babi. Yet, if I had to choose one shade, I’d suggest sticking with the classic, yet contemporary navy. Take a cue from both the Tory Burch and Rag + Bone runway collections on mixing navy with orange, with white or with other shades of blue. Let’s just say blue is “cool” in more ways than one for spring!
[From Jason Wu]
Peplum accents are all the rage on the Spring 2012 runway for New York Fashion Week. This glamourous addition come in any size or fullness, giving a fun adornment to a solid color. With a peplum, it feels as though your outfit came with a built-in accessory, as the beautiful ruffle adds a personality of its own. The trend was seen on various runways this season, such as Jason Wu, Badgley Mischka, and Vera Wang. Cynthia Rowley went for a bolder statement. with peplums found in vibrant prints, paired with tailored pants gave a rock and roll vibe on the runway.