Trends F/W 2012 That Deserve A Mention

With fashion mags like Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle and Grazia being a staple on your coffee tables (or tea according to your preference), it gets overwhelming when bombarded with trends trending a particular season and deciphering runway looks. I mean, yes, we do understand the trends of color-blocking and how colored denims are in and how Chanel did an India inspired collection and so anything relating to Indian traditional embellishments should be in and how saree inspired gowns are such a rage on the red carpet and all that...

But do we really get to understand how to decipher a trend from watching models strut their stuff on runways? At least I didn't, so now I have started following FTV and other hard-core fashion mags like a hawk and am now attempting to decode some of the trends for F/W 2012 fresh off the runway :D

PEPLUMS
This was an easy one as this is one trend that has taken the runways as well as the red carpets in India and abroad by storm... Peplums are basically a short overskirt attached to the ends of a fitted jacket. They first came into vogue in the 1940s...
Designers whose creations heavily showcase peplums are Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Givenchy and Alexander Mc Queen to name a few...



OXBLOOD LEATHER
Oxblood red is one color that has taken the runways for F/W 2012 by storm but what really catches the eye about this shade is that it looks fabulous in leather... Oxblood leather is a huge rage this season and for cities that have full blown winter, they can take huge advantage of Zara and Vero Moda collections.
Designers showcasing this trend in full throttle are Alexander McQueen, Derek Lam, Jason Wu and Prada to name a few...


BAROQUE
This is one trend that I totally into right now... I love Baroque... It is historical, dark almost Gothic and spells opulence and luxury bordering on excess...
The Baroque is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, architecture, literature, dance, and music. The style started around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe 
Works of D&G, Givenchy, Versace, YSL and Stella McCartney are illustration of it...



VELVET.
Nothing spells luxury like Velvet and even though I feel the velvet trend could easily be a subset of the Baroque trend but the runways are HOT with solid colored velvet designs and hence it needed a special mention... Velvet in rich colors especially Purples are something that are grabbing eye balls and others like there was no tomorrow or rather no Summer in a few months time...
Gucci and Bottega Veneta is where velvet has been the most conspicuous.




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