CG's Exclusive Spring 2012 Runway Report

Spring 2012 is a promising season of pretty and posh style. Extraordinary designers presented breathtakingly beautiful runway shows, and everyone from Michael Kors to Chanel was debuting a hot new trend you don’t want to leave the house without emulating. From florals and flappers to pastels and prints, Spring 2012 is bound to be one of the most sumptuously elegant seasons to date! Read on for College Gloss’s exclusive runway report.
Springtime is synonymous with flowers, so it was no surprise to see flower clad models strutting down Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana (to name but a few) runways. Pretty dresses adorned in flowery appliqué were big! These fancy, frosted flowers are feminine and girly and soften any spring ensemble. Looking to blossom out in floral prints and patterns this spring? Go for gardenia gowns ornamented in origami petals. This spring let this beautiful secret garden inspired trend have you the best-dressed girl on campus!
Drop-waist skirts, flapper fringes and feathers were big on the runways from Ralph Lauren and Gucci to Marc Jacobs. The trend is no shocker with the remake of The Great Gatsby coming out in December…we’re thinking 20s fashion is going to be big until Christmas, and hey, we don’t have a problem with it! Sequins and stripes mingle with frosted pinks, and the results are utter perfection! It was Ralph Lauren in particular who nailed down the luxurious essence of the 20s with sequin-clad dresses, feathery fringes and an overall Art Deco vibe, naturally! The Gatsby trend is big, bold and beautiful for spring!
Mint green, powder blue, sunshine yellow and sorbet pink are the hit picks when it comes to color range for spring 2012. Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Prada fueled the ice cream parlor phenomena with pretty dresses no girl could say no to! These frosted hues are posh and elegant while still maintain innocence and youth. Ultra-feminine frocks are truly beautiful, and the gorgeous color tones totally enhance our love for them. Be sure to integrate pretty pastels into your look book for spring 2012!
Versace and Chanel dove under the sea for their spring 2012 collections, and the result was stunning! Aqua blue, pearl encrusted clutches, flowing dresses and shimmering gowns prove that watery beginnings are where style for spring is at! The seashore theme embodies femininity, fantasy and marvelous mythology. Emulate the look with something as simple as a pearl necklace or something as dramatic as a sequin and seashell encrusted evening gown. There is something incredibly alluring about the mermaid trend, and there is something about it that is impossible not to love.
It’s a safari! Daring tribal prints and patterns roared down the runways from Burberry and Michael Kors to Donna Karan. Sporty swimsuits, lightweight leopard-printed tunics and fitted utilitarian jackets are fierce for spring. We love the way this out-of-Africa vibe is chic and fashion-forward! From tunics to dresses and everything in between, this hot trend promises to keep you cool. This hip, urban take on safari style is undeniably edgy. The bold use of earthy hues, geometric patterns and animalistic elegance equal a look that is totally tribal.

Try incorporating some of the runway’s latest styles in your wardrobe this spring!

By: Annie Robinson | Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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