Top 10 Fashion Trends for Spring 2012 from New York Fashion Week: This season brought back some Spring 2011 trends alongside some more unexpected ones. Here’s a look at 10 of the most notable.
Chokers – Rag and Bone
Arguably one of the more difficult trends to pull off, we already saw it creeping in in the Fall 2011 collections (at Vena Cava, Lanvin, and Emanuel Ungaro for example). Now that it carried through on the Spring runways (see also Elie Tahari and Charlotte Ronson), does it mean that this 90s trend will be adopted come Spring 2012? Only time will tell.
Dresses with Sleeves – Proenza Schouler
No longer does wearing a dress have to mean exposing your arms. Seen on the runways of Vera Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Tam, and many more.
Hooded Sportswear – Victoria Beckham
This sportswear-inspired touch came in so many polished iterations this season, even those who don’t dress down will find appeal in the hoodie come Spring.
Menswear-Inspired Shirtdresses – Yigal Azrouel
A wearable trend that came in both day and night iterations, this is one we can all incorporate into our wardrobe now.
Mesh – Alexander Wang
When even brands like Vera Wang use mesh, you know the sportswear-inspired material will be a surefire trend come the Spring.
Peplums – Marc by Marc Jacobs
Perhaps inspired by recent Lanvin and Giambattista Valli collections, a slew of designers opted to finish their dresses and skirts with peplums.
Seen on countless runways including Cynthia Rowley, Derek Lam, and Karen Walker, this is one trend not going anywhere.
Short-Suits – Jill Stuart
Another trend that could work just as well for Spring as it could for Fall, short suits were seen at a number of shows including DKNY and Rebecca Minkoff.
Turtlenecks- Rachel Comey
Perfect for Spring – and Fall – this is one trend you can get on right now.
Very Bright Monochrome Separates- J.Crew.
This trend is wearable, approachable, and optimistic and given that it was seen everywhere from Marc by Marc Jacobs to BCBG to Doo.Ri, you can count on this one sticking.