April 23, 2012

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 3, Issue 2

Flowers won't be the only thing popping up this spring

by Index Staff

Photo by: Frazer Harrison --- A look from the Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Photo by: Frazer Harrison --- A look from the Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Written By: Stacey Czerwinski

Bright, eccentric colors and flashy tribal prints are hitting catwalks across the nation with a bang this spring. Designers are showing women everywhere that bold is beautiful. Long gone are the days of drab nudes and the muted undertones of the winter. Mega-trend orange, kelly green and electric blue donned the runway at the Spring 2012 Vena Cava show in New York City. Fun accessories also made a big splash into the scene with vibrant yellow and red bags.

Forecasted to be a big hit this summer, audiences were afforded a preview of the animal prints that are sure to capture runways. Mixing prints with a bright splash of color adds just enough balance and pop to make the perfect outfit.

Marc Jacobs showed New York Fashion Week- goers that sometimes history repeats itself by channeling the roaring trends of the 1920s. Suiting models up in classic shapeless dresses and adding some flair to the look by pinning fabric in their hair keeps in line with the mesh trend that is currently ruling the fashion world.

Mega-trend orange, kelly green and electric blue ... vibrant yellow and red bags

Taking a more traditional approach for this spring, designers at Christian Dior observe 2012 with heavy stress on haute couture. The delicately layered fabrics of whites and blacks with cut-out backs comprised Dior's spring collection. The flowing, loose fabrics encourage even those who cannot afford a Dior budget to take a risk with texture and structure of garments this spring. Using a belt to cinch a loose dress at the waist pulls the piece together and adds structure, yet maintains class. Floral prints and patterns also captured the eye of Dior designers and, judging by its reaction, the audience as well.

For designers at the revered fashion mecca Chanel, blue is the new pink. Constructing a series of outfits and scenarios with blue as the base, Chanel puts a whole new spin on true blue.

With bold prints, bright colors and floral designs, the romanticism that so epitomizes spring becomes almost tangible and is affordable to replicate on any budget.

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