As I’ve already mentioned, I think the tribal trend is going to reign supreme for Spring/Summer 2012. So far, apart from that, it seems like everyone is yearning for a LPD – Little Pink Dress. Last season (Fall/Winter 2011), designer’s replaced the everygirls favourite dress (The Little Black Dress) for bright, stark whites. Things are now looking a little more saturated.

The best thing? There seems to be a “Pretty in Pink” moment to suit every taste. Cushnie et Ochs presented a criss-cross halter with a second skin feel, Jenni Kayne added thigh-baring slits to a sleek – and otherwise classic – sheath, Kevork Kiledjian played with multiple pink tones on a body-conscious minidress, and Peter Som blew us all away with a multi-tiered feather dress. I can’t wait to see what other designers have done with the typically femme hue.

Peter Som SS12
Peter Som showed a kaleidoscope of colour and playfulness for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The spectrum was gorgeous; shocking fucshia, khakis, tantalizing tangerines, and cobalt hues danced around strong patterns and florals. Watching models walk brightly down the runway to “Heart Is a Beating Drum” by The Kills and “Face in the Crowd” by Cat’s Eyes, not a second of the show left me dissatisfied. With the risk of a truly floral collection becoming overly girly, Som used sixties mod shapes with an optimistic edge. I would wear everything. View Post

BCBG Max Azria SS12
If Max and Lubov Azria had to make one thing for the rest of their lives, I would hope they’d opt for dresses. Even when they take a slight departure from glamour and head towards Sporty Town as they have for Spring/Summer 2012. The move from minimalism is finally here. As wearable as their designs were last season, the duo have done a great job pulling in the athletic chic; sheer panels, then hoodies, chiffon pleats, then drop-waists and low slung pockets. The balance was flirty and extremely contemporary with angled panels, spliced fabrics, and a casual feel that represented a loosening of the industry’s belts.

Transitioning from bra-like straps towards the end of the show, accessories such as wooden, bronze-embroidered platform print sandals and edgy envelope clutches seemed to resonate with the style sense of megafan (and front-row guest) Sophia Bush. There were definite hints of a tribal theme that I predict will be the major trend of Spring/Summer 2011. View Post