Monday, 27 August 2012

Autumn/Winter 2012 Trends


The many shades of purple

The wrong shade of purple can be draining but the right tone of purplely goodness can be sumptuously rich and warming on those chilly days and nights to come.

 Alberta Ferretti

 Alexander McQueen

 Christian Dior

Chanel

1940s fur trimmed royal purple rayon gown

1940s berry purple studded rayon dress

1960s lilac lace tunic dress

1950s mulberry velvet cocktail dress

Baroque details

Opulent details were seen everywhere on the catwalk and I for one am delighted, I'm a magpie who definitely believes more is more!!! For a more subtle look add a touch of bling with some key jewellery pieces.
 Oscar De La Renta

Versace

1950s Baroque style green and rhinestone brooch

Ice Blues and Beads

Beautiful for winter, team icy blue with whites and greys to give a startling, cool & crisp look.

 Jenny Packham

 Marchesa

Oscar De la Renta

1960s duck egg blue beaded jacket worn over 1930s white satin wedding gown

Eye Popping Opticals

Personally I'm thinking that this trend which was echoed mostly in a full suit is a little unwearable but if you wear the prints on a little dress you can have all of the drama without all the crazy!

 Miu Miu

 Prada

 Versace

Prada

1960s orange and yellow geometric print shift dress

1960s pink, orange and yellow optical print dress

Hot and Sultry Reds

Ah, one of my favourite trends which loves to stalk the runways in a striking vision of hotness!
 Lanvin

 Marchesa

 Zac Posen

 Christian Dior

Zac Posen

1950s fiery red wool wiggle dress

1950s large rhinestone brooch

A Touch of Noir

As long as Anna Wintour has anything to say about it black will always be in! Of course, we are thankful, who doesn't have a 'go-to' black number in their wardrobe. Don't be afraid to update though with a full skirt, lace, or 1940s silhouette.

 Christian Dior

 Dolce and Gabanna

 Marchesa

 Christian Dior

 Zac Posen

Christian Dior

1940s black taffeta structured pencil dress

Collar detail

1950s ruffled hem Suzy Perette prom dress

Jet black beaded drop waist gown


I love looking at what the catwalk shows have to offer but you can get completely lost in them though as their are hundreds of shows from designers showcasing Ready to Wear, Couture and Resort collections. Some of my favourites were Zac Posen, Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta. Here are a few more of my favourites. Don't they just scream 1940s and 50s!

 Christian Dior

 Christian Dior

 Zac Posen

Christian Dior

Christian Dior (mmmm yummy!)

 Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

2 comments:

Dorinda said...

Aren't the Dior pieces wonderful!

Rewind Vintage said...

All the catwalk looking beautiful. thanks for share.
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