Current Fashion Trends For 2012
The world of fashion is always changing, and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. High-end fashion houses release new lines each season with a whole new range of styles, colors, themes and trends. Normal stores at the mall also bring out new lines each season, and they often take inspiration from the high-end fashion houses. Although it may be somewhat difficult to keep up with the ever changing trends, it allows each season to bring exciting and fun new additions to your wardrobe. Starting out at the beginning of the year, the fashion world has already revealed some exciting trends for 2012.
Peplum accents are the must-have trend this season. Whether it is a peplum skirt, a peplum blouse, or even a peplum dress, this style has dominated the catwalks this season. Designers including Vera Wang, Jason Wu, Zac Posen, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior all showcased designs that featured peplum accents, and clothing stores like Zara are soon to follow suit this season.
Pastels were a huge trend on the runway this season. Baby blues, pinks and yellows were featured prominently on this year's catwalk. Light hues and pale sorbet colors were featured in clothes, shoes and purses, but also as a trend for nail polishes. Designers including Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez, Prada, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Lanvin, Oscar De La Renta and Givenchy all featured models in pale colors and pastels. Many clothing retailers have also taken to this trend, and stores like Forever21 are now featuring clothing in pastel shades.
Color blocking is a trend which has remained in fashion since the end of last year, but is expected to be prominent during spring 2012. Color blocking involves wearing bright items together. For example, a purple skirt may be worn with a bright red shirt. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano and Gucci have featured color blocking in their collections.Continued on the next page