Tag Archives: Spring 2012

Spring 2012 Trend: Pleats

5 Mar

Pleats are a massive trend this season, and if Fall 2012 collections are anything to go by, they are not going anywhere in a hurry.

The beauty about it is the very many ways designers have expressed the trend, from dresses, to skirts to tops! who would have thought pleats could show up in more than just skirts.

If you’ve ever been fascinated by accordion pleats, this is your opportunity to rock the trend in the most creative way you can think about. The great thing is that you’ve got tons of styles to get inspired by. Your go to designer for variety is most definitely Chloe, just look below.

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Prada did some really beautiful pleated dresses, the powder blue and yellow dress is a sure favourite.

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Prabal Gurung touched on the trend but in beautiful saturated colour, the partially pleated skirt is simply stunning.

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The Chloe collection was centred around accordion pleats and shows the most versatile ways of wearing the trend. It doesn’t get better than a pleated blouse tucked into shorts with a blazer thrown over.

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The bright orange pleated dress by Christian Siriano finally did it for me!

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This is a trend definitely worth trying out!

 

Photo credits: Elle.com

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Prada’s Flame Inspired Spring Collection

2 Mar

We’re right in the middle of the Spring 2012 season and before you blink, another fashion season is upon us. As we speak, Fall 2012 fashion week is still going on strong, the train is in Paris right now and it’s been beautiful fashion.

I really think we should savour one season well enough. Having said that, I was looking at the Prada Spring 2012 collection again and it really is fascinating. Miuccia Prada has chosen to follow her heart and inspiration and just play with fashion, season after season. When she’s not rolling out fruit inspired fashion (Spring 2011), she’s showing shoes with cut out flames.

At first spotting, I was like, errr, what is this? But looking closer, these shoes are beautiful and they really did get tongues wagging.

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The flames and fire theme ran through the collection with prints on blouses and appliqué details on skirts and bags showing even more fire.

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I got thinking, how far do you really want to go with your favourite designer? Will you buy a Prada bag with a car printed on? Will people stop at sense and sensibility or just go all the way, I mean, it is a Prada bag. Food for fashion thought.

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Now moving past the playfulness and quirky pieces, I found some stunning arm candy. Love these structured bags, the embellished versions in different colours makes for a great investment by anyone so incline.

Totally wanted and needed, in every colour.

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Photo credits: Elle.com

Cruise 2012 Shoe Collection: Christian Louboutin

8 Dec

As a confirmed high heels enthusiast, you would understand why I consider Mr Louboutin a genius when it comes to shoe making. I don’t agree with the man half the time, I mean, I didn’t say he was a shoe deity – much as he loves to think – specific ref. to the  YSL lawsuit. But hey, we agree on stunning foot candy, he just knows how to craft those heels.

The way they arch in perfection, the way he pushes the boundary of how high is high, bordering between classic simplicity and bejewelled beauty. With this collection, he takes mexican beading, metallic brights, jewels, studs and adds them to the mix. I’m particularly taken by the embroidered turquoise satin pumps, stunning.

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Photo credits: Ftape.com

The stunner Burberry Prorsum delivered…LFW S/S 12

28 Oct

My Spring 2012 fashion week retrospective continues…

I have to say i’m pleasantly stunned and so inspired by what Burberry put on display in London. A fresh, eclectic departure from the norm. If you were expecting to see trench coats and the signature checks, plaids and neutral hues, well think again.

This collection was packed full of bold tribal print, crochet designs, wood and bead detailing, the accessories – bags, shoes, hats – were intricately designed and so so bright and beautiful.

I’ve put together a collage of my best picks from the  beautiful collection. This is arguably my best of the Spring 2012 collections, it’s a call to break out and do something different. Christopher Bailey described the collection as ‘Joyous, upbeat, nostalgic.’ With this collection, he wanted to celebrate things that take time to do instead of delivering the status quo. Great results coming out of that thinking, it’s spectacular and beautiful.

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And of course, the outer wear wasn’t completely excluded, that’s the Burberry classic, the style, cut and design was just updated. In an eclectic way.

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Photo credits: Styledotcom, Elle.com