Spring has (almost) sprung, so now’s the time to put away those drab winter clothes and bring a little colour and fun back to your wardrobe! Here is a list of my top five spring collections. I have also included some examples of bras available on nowthatslingerie.com that I feel are on trend with the styles shown by the following designers. Enjoy!
It’s no secret that Miuccia Prada is a trendsetter extraordinaire; concepts and styles set by her house always are copied repeatedly throughout the fashion world. For spring, Prada showed a wonderful collection whose focus was really on color and print. Dresses cut from saturated, primary colors were adorned with graphic baroque prints, as well as playful banana and monkey prints. The major trend of this collection, however, were the stripes. Based on her track record, it won’t be hard to find stripes adorning everything this season (including your knickers)!
2. Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs continued his retro-obsession with a fun and campy disco inspired collection. These glamorous and decadent ensembles would look right at home in a dark Paris nightclub circa 1978. Silhouettes were slick and modern, inspired by a mix of art deco sophistication and Chinese traditional cheongsams. The story here was really the fabrics; colors were bold, metallic and shiny; black was combined with strong purples, reds, and fuschias. There were great floral prints as well; the iris motif made an appearance everywhere on the LV runway.
Designer Peter Dundas showed a super sexy, 1970s inspired collection of draped bohemian dresses mixed with tightly tailored, menswear inspired pantsuits. The house of Pucci has always been known for their unique prints, and spring proved to be no different. The prints Dundas used evoke the colors and landscape of the Mediterranean; sea-foam blues and sandy whites were combined with sunburnt oranges, reds, and browns. Trimmings were a big part of this collection: there were lots of ruffles, pom-poms, and laced details.
4. Christopher KaneKane’s spring collection was a unique juxtaposition of classic silhouettes combined with outrageous color. The look was that of the early 1960s; think of the prim and proper Chanel skirt suits worn by First Lady Jackie Kennedy. Kane’s version, however, was executed in neon colors straight out of the 1980s. The standout fabric of this collection were the leathers used for structured skirts and jackets, laser cut to look like delicate lace. Thanks to designers like Kane, lace is a major trend for spring.
Spring, according to Alber Elbaz this year, is a simple, yet elegant chic. This collection contained many wearable and comfortable looking clothes; even the killer Lanvin stilettos were replaced with stylish flats and sandals. The clothes had the look of a ‘second skin’; fabrics were soft and form fitting, and there were lots of natural earthy tones in beige, browns, and taupes. Fine pin tucks and pleats were a design feature, as were asymmetrical silhouettes.
Happy Springtime everyone, and please feel free to comment on trends you think are important this season!