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The Hottest Fashions for Spring

January 10, 2012 IADT General, IADT San Antonio, Fashion Design, Fashion Design and Merchandising 0 Comments

pleated skirtCynthia Chapa, Program Chair for Fashion Design & Merchandising at IADT-San Antonio, takes a look ahead at spring fashions.

As 2012 is upon us and many begin to look forward to new beginnings, it’s also a great time to look forward to a fresh spring wardrobe. Fashion design for spring 2012 is all about intricate details and girlishness, as you will find many pleated skirts, lace gowns and floral patterns.

The season will be reminiscent of the 1920s. Expect to see a variety of dresses with drop waists and outfits with loose layers that were the style of that decade. When searching for new outfits for spring 2012, look for the following key trends of the season:

  • Frilly and Feminine Girlishness: One will be able to find this element through pleats in every form. Pleats will be seen on dresses, skirts, pants and shorts. There will even be “pleated”- looking silhouettes found in peplum pants and dresses. Femininity also was apparent on the runways for Spring 2012, and many designers featured dresses and gowns with delicate lace detailing while exposing the woman’s shoulders and midsection.

  • Prints, Prints, Prints: Spring 2012 is all about the prints, and the prints will be seen in many assortments. The prints that will be apparent for the season will be florals and zig zags, and many garments will also take on the feeling of abstract art, featuring deco details.

  • Pops of Color: The can’t-go-wrong colors of black and white will be seen in many spring 2012 collections, while other fashions will pop with the citrus and cool colors of tangerine, yellow, turquoise, green and royal blue.

While these spring 2012 key trends should only serve as a guide to help you with the new season’s wardrobe, remember this main style element to Spring 2012: Enjoy being a girl!


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