The Colours of Nature

During the fall the designers relied on color gemstones: garnet, sapphire, emerald and topaz, for the collection spring-summer 2012 fashion colors inspired by nature: the green as young grass, azure, as spring water, gold, as a coastal sand.


1. The main trend: Art deco


Flapper dress in the style of the 20s, decorated with metal inserts or beaded, must-have of the coming season. Dresses, made in the style of Art Deco can be found in the collections of Alberta Ferretti, Etro and, of course, Gucci. In this fashion is not just repeating silhouettes of dresses that are worn once brilliant Lilya Brik, but infinitely dreams about the 20’s. For example, Roberto Cavalli presented a dress made entirely of gold, and in the collection of Versus, in contrast, can detect extremely minimalist outfits, made in muted colors.

2. Trend: Scarf


His farewell collection of D&G, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana completely built on dresses and sundresses as if sewn from scarves. Also, the idea of designing clothes scarves used Emilio Pucci, Anna Sui and even Balenciaga. Definitely, one of the most original trends of the coming season.

3. Trend: Ethnics


If last season ethnic prints have pleased only Etro, then in the new season of “play Indian” or to try on a dress in the style of a Mexican national costume we offer and Proenza Schouler, and Anna Sui, and even relatively conservative Burberry. Of the variety of paisley prints want to highlight, that it used in its summer collection by Stella McCartney.

4. Heroes of spring: The bullfighters


New Balmain designer Olivier Roustan did the protagonists of his debut collection for fashion house bullfighters: jackets and cropped jackets in the collection of Balmain are richly decorated with embroidery in the Spanish style. The same shiny jackets and showed the Italian fashion house Moschino. Similar motifs can be found in the collections of Gucci, Dries Van Norten and Roberto Cavalli. In short, viva la toro!

5. Material: Leather


Traditionally, one of the main summer denim materials considered democratic, but this season he has pressed leather, it is made of skinny pants, dresses and summer jackets. It is winter in favor was colored fur, so it is not surprising that the coming summer at the peak of popularity of skin color: blue for denim, candy pink, bright yellow or pale green – the most diverse spectrum of light.

6. Length: Maxi


Flying dress to the floor – without them it is impossible to present the spring-summer season. Thank God, this year we do not have the length maxi nowhere left. Of innovation: this summer at the peak of popularity flared dress to the floor, with an emphasis on the waist, often further emphasize its leather strap. By the way, some brands have released dresses and tunics to their ankles. On the one hand, this length is not as universal as such outfits will look good only if you have the ideal form of the ankle. On the other hand, the length is still more convenient.

7. Must-have: Flared skirt and pants with stripes


Finally, flared skirts to the knee with a high waistline back in fashion. In the new season as they are made out of the traditional “evening of materials”: lace, silk or satin and jersey, denim and wool. Wear them with shirts and tops, by the way, open the belly line for the new season is also not forbidden. Another thing categories must-have – pants with stripes of gold color, just as in the collection of Gucci.

8. Trend: Sporty mood


If the current season of the sport designers barely remembered, in the summer collections fashion again experimenting with elements of fitness. Hoodies, hooded dresses and shorts. Sporty realized not only to adapt sportswear, but the materials used, including nylon and microfiber.

9. Trend: Candy and other sweets


The new season is not forbidden to wear dresses candy caramel tones of these dresses, for example, consisted entirely collection Louis Vuitton. Silhouettes of the dresses colors, usually, or A-frame in the style of 60’s or baby doll. The main material – lace.

10. Decoration: Embroidery, applique, stones


In the new season, designers have given the decor is not less attention than silhouettes. Embroidery adorns not only clothes, but also shoes and sequins and sparkling stones adorn even bathing suits.

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