Trend Alert: Spring Summer 2011

Color Blocks: The bright color trend at Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Z Spoke.

Pajama Game: The loungewear-inspired trend at Karen Walker, Vena Cava, Thakoon, and Ralph Lauren.

Printed Matter: The print trend from Burberry Prorsum, Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler, Prada.

Printed Matter: Givenchy, Diane von Furstenberg, Suno, Z Spoke.

The Return Of Minimalism: The minimalist trend at 3.1 Philip Lim, Richard Chai Love, Yigal Azrouël, Rag & Bone.

That ’70s Show: The ’70s trend at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, and Tory Burch.

Going Long: The long skirt trend at Diane von Furstenberg, Jil Sander; Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Collection.

it’s so funny how fashion works… remember a few years ago when grey was the most refreshing color out there?  and now i’m so excited for all the new silhouettes and bright colors, print mixing and bold color blocking. Street styling is going to be so much fun to watch this spring in Manhattan! a lot of these trends work really well together too, which if done properly, could make some really wild new interpretations of the trends.  Obviously 70’s and print mixing go, and color blocking, minimalism and long skirts fit seamlessly together, but minimal maximal, like Prada’s graphic prints on simplistic silhouettes, Jil Sander’s exaggerated lines or Celine’s voluminous leather skirts is the stuff i can’t wait to see on the street! Layers and detail that should be contradiction but instead create something wholly new…  Ok cold weather and bundling up even when i’m inside, get outta here! We got some spring fashions to see!

thanks to Refinery 29 for the images

a sheer thing

obsessing over all the ways to wear sheer this fall.  creating etherial layers that float over the body, layered over prints or chunky knits, sweet and romantic with just a touch of goth and victorian esthetic.  i love the idea of wearing a sheer button up done all the way to the neck, or a sheer maxi dress floating over a nude vintage slip and covered with a chunky cardi..

Topshop lace and knit sweatshirt

Alexander McQueen sheer button front blouse

super awesome lace garter tank by Kiki de Montparnasse

Wolford Cinema string body suit

Jill Sander iridescent long sleeve button up – i LOVE the contrast between the sheerness of the shirt/exposure with the demure long sleeve fully button up – my cup of tea.

Ann Demeulemeester Scoop neck tunic

Givenchy raw edge ruffle blouse

Givenchy silk and lace dress

McQ by Alexander McQueen lace detail top

House of Holland sheer lace short

Alexander Wang open back silk drape top

Ann Demeulemeester sheer sequin dress

Diane von Furstenberg

i love the combination of sheer maxi skirt with blazer, low necklace and flapper headband.  just the right amount of accessories and slouchy bag to make this look relaxed and so chic

with the tailored pant and touch of leopard print the sheer top and bra look sweet and lady like rather than over exposed and trashy

Maison Close Soutien-Gorge corset bra

Stella McCartney strapless organza dress – i have a feeling i am going to make myself something like this in a body con style

something other than black! the Podolls winged blouse

i LOOOOVE the mesh tee over cable knit sweater – and mixed with the leopard bag and phenomenal print leggings and coordinating scarf, this look is a total winner

Yves Saint Laurent silk chiffon blouse