|Jason Wu 2012|
|Rodarte 2012~Flower Power|
|Alexander Wang 2012~Flower Power "Biker Style"|
|Marchesa 2012~The Great Gatsby|
|Ralph Lauren 2012~The Great Gatsby|
My absolute favorite trend still continues to be bold colors. This time sorbet pastels create a feast for the eyes. Each soft color seems to be prettier than the next. Stand outs? 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc Jacobs, and Jason Wu.
|3.1 Phillip Lim~Sporty|
|Oscar de la Renta~Feminine Tribal|
|Marc Jacobs 2012~Pastel|
|Preen 2012~Bold Pastel|
|The Row 2012~PJ's|
The biggest surprise trend? Pajamas! Seen at The Row and Tommy Hilfiger.
|Marc Jacobs 2012~Flapper "Chic"|
Also seen? Shoes with socks trend, again. Quite frankly let's reserve this one for the models....
Beauty trends were minimal and pretty to mimic the soft romantic trends, like pastels and 20's inspired, seen at Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.
|Ralph Lauren 2012|
|Calvin Klein 2012|
Hair was also simple, with middle parts tied back, seen at Reed Krakoff and Michael Kors.
But my absolute favorite designers for next spring? I'm in love with Oscar de la Renta's stunning, bold dresses. Full of life, drama, and gorgeous fabrics, like tulle, they aren't practical, but a girl can dream...
|Oscar de la Renta 2012|
|3.1 Phillip Lim~Pastel Color Blocking|
|Burberry Prorsum~Bold Colors With Tribal Beading|
|Marni 2012~Geometry in Bold Colors|
Other designers to drool over? 3.1 Phillip Lim's creations of silk pastel color blocking. Burberry Prorsum drove me wild with their mustard, rust, and grass pieces featuring the most eclectic beading. Marni dazzled with architectural dresses with peekaboo sheer slips.
In the end, spring 2012 screams optimism. Maybe the world is finally destined to emerge out of the endless recession. Perhaps we won't, but become happy with simple pleasures that life has to offer, like warm breezes and toes curling in the sand. Months from now as we welcome the spring in like a lamb, the beautiful delights of spring fashion awaits. Prepare yourself. Endless smiles and brighter days are ahead.
"In difficult times fashion is always outrageous."