In the last round up of the trends for Fall 2012 I have zoned in all of the little details that make a big statement. I am especially excited about these trends because generally it is easier to find affordable applications of detail trends and they are often easier to wear.
On to the runway!
Bold Lace:This trend was manifested cooly in evening gowns and playful suits, fabulous tops and even pants. Here dramatic black lace – always black, never white – is paired with bold colors like cobalt, neon green, and hot pink.
Caught in the Net:What happens when your favorite old fisherman partners up with the fashion world’s hottest designers? This. Designers sent models down the runway in sportswear looks and tops and sweaters with teeny and tight netting and voluminous wide nets. The look features mixed materials of knits and leather and always with a fierce sensibility and in modern black and dark hues. Either way, I’m caught, hook, line and sinker.
Flight of Fancy:Several designers made an avian statement on the runway by featuring lighter than air skirts that were molting slim black feathers. What I like about this trend is the very modern way it has been interpreted. These are not your grandma’s frocks, or the feathers of Dynasty. The playful colors, fabrics and accessories but this trend in a flock of its own.
From Nature:In the past two seasons we’ve seen a lot of prints that ethnic and tribally inspired. I loved seeing this new trend of fabric prints that looked borrowed from National Geographic. Prints were reminiscent of live and wild coral, spewing lava, violent and raging wildfires, but were never so literal that the fashion became anything but art.
Pop Tart:Some of fashion’s most youthfully relevant designers turned out big and playful prints that were a joy to look at and a seemingly a lot of fun to wear. In bold black and white and in knits, both structured and relaxed, this trend is an easy to own and wear idea for fall.
Shining Shoulders:Long live the grandeur of the 80’s in these cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Designers played with a lot of sequins, mesh and beading on the Fall 2012 runways, but no trend was more of a standout than the application on the shoulders.