Top 5 Spring 2012 Fashion Week Trends

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Fashion Week carries on across the pond and continues to impress with exciting runway shows being held in Milan, Paris and London.  I have taken notice to the few big trends for Spring 2012, and can’t wait to take all the fun fashion to the streets! Here are 5 of the most popular emerging trends I love and will definitely be carrying at stylehaüs!

  • Dazzling Menswear

Making Menswear feminine and fresh can be tricky, but these looks are glammed up to the max; utilizing metallics, bold colors, and fitted silhouettes allow this style to be sexy but with an edge.

Balmain Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, Paris
Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, London
Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, Milan
  • Flapper Frocks

The runways have been taken over by flapper sheaths that are perfectly elegant and sexy for a night out on the town.  I love the intricate beading and embroidery, and styled with subdued hair and makeup make for a fresh and sleek look.

Etro Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, Milan
Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, Milan
Jean-Pierre Braganza Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, London
  • Pastel Palettes

Many designers have turned to pastels as the go-to Spring look.  From pale yellows to minty greens, this color palette can flatter every complection and is a perfect color pop to add to your closet.

Marni Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, Milan
Nicole Farhi Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, London
  • Floral Frenzy

Another huge Spring look for is floral prints. Various shows displayed this trend, whether it was head-to-toe floral or just one accent piece to finish the outfit, I love the über-girly vibe to this style.

Blumarine Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, Milan
Erdem Spring/Summer 2012 Ready to Wear, London
Vionnet Spring/Summer 2012
  • All White

White is back as the new sexy color of next season!  Many shows displayed all-white looks that create a goddess like effect.  Mixing this clean look with a bold red or pink lipstick is a great way to look chic and current.

Versace Srpring/Summer 2012, Milan
Barbara Bui Spring/Summer 2012, Paris
Antonio Berardi Spring/Summer 2012, London

Marina Monroe is the CEO of Los Angeles based stylehaüs (www.stylehaus.com), the first boutique to apply a ‘members-only’ model to shopping and styling services.  Stylehaüs services celebrity clientele, celebrity stylists, and clientele nationwide.  Originally from New York City, Marina has over a decade of experience in a variety of fashion fields, including retail management, public relations, styling and product design. Follow her on twitter @MarinaStylehaus

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