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New York Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2012

By SHANIQUA KING
On September 30, 2011

New York Fashion Week collections have come and gone, but you can start to develop the prominent trends that have appeared on the runway for this upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 season. Vibrant, cheerful and optimistic are some of the many words that describe the overall mood for this season. From the vibrant and positive colors, to new silhouettes introduced and levels of creativity of the designers have all been inspiring for many fashion admirers. 

 

Many styles have been developed on the runway, but the one that has stood out on numerous runways is the American sportswear trend; separate pieces such as blouses, jackets, skirts and pants seemed to have dominated the runway. Graphic and bold prints such as floral, tribal and mix matched media prints grabbed the attention of many designers, and classic pieces of the 20s, 50s and 60s made a significant comeback.

These are some of the silhouettes that graced many designer shows, beautiful silhouettes of the 60s that inspired boxy dresses with a touch of neon in the Peter Som collection, full and voluminous dresses and peplum shapes in the Jason Wu collection referenced the 50's era, but added a touch of edge and elegance to personalize such iconic silhouettes, and the ease of elegance of the 20s referenced by the Coco Chanel period, with beautiful drop low waist dresses, that were so stunning and pleasing to the eye. On the other hand, the Alexander Wang and Altuzarra collection focused on a more edgy, cool, sports trend, by focusing on fast pace speed, and energy that is inspired by the lifestyle of an everyday woman. 

 

Sexy body-con shapes also compliment any woman's figure and there were amazing handbags that you would want to own in every single color in the Victoria Beckham show. Calvin Klein collections strayed away from the bright and bold colors and focused more on minimal, clean and beautiful clothing in stunning pastel colors.

 

There have been a few trends that made a comeback on the runway for this upcoming fashion season.  The Spring/Summer 2011 color-blocking trend has returned, better than ever in monotone shades.  Anoraks and parkas the ultimate outerwear trend this fall have made its way into the spring season in lighter and sheer fabrics.

 

This NYFW has been such a wonderful source of inspiration, creative intelligence and new innovations.

 


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