Spring/Summer 2012 trend preview
Want to know what to wear this coming season? Then check out our guide of the hottest new trends.
If there's one trend that screams Summer is on it's way it's bold, bright colours. Christopher Kane, Jason Wu, Michael Kors and Prada embraced a diverse colour pallet. Neon pink, acid yellow, ultra violet anything goes with this trend. The brighter the colour the better as the key it get noticed. On the high street and online check out Boohoo.com, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer for all things bright and beautiful.
Neutrals look great on healthy, glowing skin. They bring out a Summer tan and this season it's all about classic beige, soft grey and pale cream. The designers who nail this trend are Chloe, Alberta Ferretti and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Soft, floaty fabrics such as chiffon gives the style a romantic feel. Check out Mint Velvet, Schuh and Dorothy Perkins for skater dresses, platform t-bar heels and soft knitwear.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
This trend is all about eccentric, quirky prints that are completely out there. Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prada and Preen all showcased crazy prints in the form of knee-high platform boots and striped midi skirts with clashing colour. River Island, Topshop and Marks and Spencer are the perfect places to shop if you are feeling brave.
We cannot wait for the remake of the Great Gatsby and this season it's all about the return of the roaring 20's. Think glamorous, full length maxi's, timeless flapper dress and art deco style shorts. Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui really nailed this look with their attention to detail. Head to Topshop and New Look for embellished accessories and designer lookalike garments.
For you rock chick ladies you will be happy to know that grunge is set to cause a stir this Spring/Summer within all the pretty florals and bright, cheerful colours. Alexander McQueen and Burberry really vamp up this look. Leather skirts and trousers, sky high heels and skull accessories really sum up the style. For high street inspiration look to New Look and Topshop for the best grunge items.
You can guarantee that when people start to whisper asking what are the hot new trends for Spring/Summer one style will always be repeated. The floral trend. Why? As it's a classic, timeless look that will never date and it's the perfect time to showcase when the temperature is rising and flowers are in bloom. Christopher Kane, Erdem and Moschino Cheap all injected some flower power into their designs. Dresses were big news on the catwalk but try Topshop for floral shorts and jeans and Marks and Spencer for structured, smart dresses.
Who wore it best?
From pretty, feminine prom dresses a la Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba, to cute high waisted shorts in bright colours rocked by Kelly Brook. Vote for your fave celebrity 1950's look here.