Trend Alert: Add Some Spring to Your Step!

by Secret Closet on February 16, 2013 in Trend Alert
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In what seemed to be a blink of an eye (here in Karachi at least) winter has come and gone and spring is officially upon us. Our first clue to mark the turn of the season was the inevitable load shedding which has once again reared its ugly head, but we are digressing! The Lawn exhibits have already started to pop up and there’s a lot more where that came from. Let’s look at some of the global spring trends we’d like to see trickle down to our quarters.

A Checkered Path
Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2013 Ready-to Wear seemingly simple checkered prints when seen on the red carpet have cast a spell with their optical illusionary properties making them an incredibly smart option for tops, dresses, and even pants. We admire the sharp straight lines subdued by the soft shades for spring.

Laduree Pastels
We have always felt while summer is for burning bright colors, spring requires a more gentle easing in from the depths of winter to breezy pastel hues for spring. Consequently peppermints, pretty peaches, lemons, baby blues and fondant pinks seen on the Spring 2013 RTW London runways by Erdem, Antonio Marras, and Christopher Kane to name a few make for the perfect spring time feathery light looks.

Flower Power
Floral prints and handcrafts in spring are the law of nature and while both micro blossoms and full bloom bold prints are acceptable, bigger statement prints are definitely the dominant trend. We would highly recommend the vintage sequined florals of Muse Fashion and Elan by Khadijah Shah and Zara Shahjahan’s bouquet prints for top marks in this particular style.

Shimmer & Shine
Speaking of sequins, iridescence is no longer only applicable to evening party wear this season so get ready to shine this summer with the above mentioned Muse and Elan. Sequin and bead work was high on the global Spring Ready-to-Wear list as well as seen in the works of Alberta Ferretti, Elie Saab, and Louis Vuitton among others. Fun fact: LV used the smallest sequins ever produced in their collection.

White Out
White to us is like a cleansing of the pallet, it refreshes, purifies and energizes. It works great with little pops of bright colors as well as seen in Antonio Berardi’s spring 2013 RTW London collection. On its own textured or lace whites are a timeless classic. Start off your spring with some detoxifying neutrals.

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