Pastels was one of the top trends at London Fashion Week for the Spring/ Summer 2012 runways. They were found in practically every show and lighter colors are a sure thing to hit the stores come warmer weather. Colors ranged from sea foam green to metallic pink and every one was structured into full on pallets to tiny hints in each collection. Yellow seemed to be the color of choice as its sunny appearance reminded us of the warm spring days to come.
Prints were also making a huge presence and they were found everywhere from floral shift dresses to paisley trousers at Erdem. The more color and the wilder the statement the better. Printed trousers were paired with equally as printed oxford shirts or neon tee shirts and muted heels. There were also many embellished pieces to be found with sparkles, feathers, flowers and appliques galore. This could have been pushed to far, but with some care this trend can be very beautiful.
Skirts are continuing to see lengths being lowered and volume added. Paper bag, full skirts and vintage jewellery from Lovett & Co were the trend in London this season. Short skirts made a few appearances, however, most were bigger and bolder then previous season’s micro minis.
Athletic touches is another big trend expected for spring. The difference between this weeks take on this trend is that it is more modern and unexpected. There are surprising details of jersey or mesh in lace dresses or canvas bags with sequins. Its the minimalistic approach to this trend that makes it so fresh.
If you are wanting to experience some fun this spring, do not worry there is a trend for you! Many designers were incorporating unexpected fabrics such as plastic into their collections designed into shirts or skirts. These are quite dangerously new and daring, but with the right attitude very sexy. Knits, however, continue to be dominant in the London fashion scene. Practical and easy, knits are ideal for the weather of the UK.
Ethnic and tribal printed pieces have continued into this season as it has been present for a few years now. This trend may not be around for much longer, yet some designers continue to push the Aztec and wild printed prints on dresses and beaded fringe bags.
In addition to sportswear, many designers featured evening dreses in their collections. The best were the show stopping numbers from Temperley, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.
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