With 2012 kicking off, thoughts are turning to spring and many are beginning to look forward to spring. Various high end fashion designers have already launched their Spring 2012 fashion campaigns and each have their own unique style and flair. Let’s take a quick look at a few.
Mulberry’s Spring 2012 collection looks like it could have come out of an Austin Powers movie. Clearly inspired by the 1960, the collection has a bit of everything that made the 60’s great. Starting with highly patterned dresses and continuing through and all yellow “rainy day” outfit, this collection definitely takes you back to the age of awakening. Their rainbow knee-high and full length dresses are sure to be a hit.
Prada’s Spring 2012 Campaign takes you back to the 1950’s, an era before computers, online casinos, or even cell phones. The collection, photographed by Steven Meisel, shows that elegance is the name of the game with this collection that varies with two tone prints to regular use of flower and organic patterns. While the shoot has a bit of a “Gasoline Girls” feel to it, the colors and prints are somewhat muted giving a higher degree of elegance to the collection.
Where Prada went back to the 50’s, Bally seemed to go back to the late 70’s and early 80’s with their Spring 2012 collection. A mix of solid colors and subdued prints work very well as versatile outfits. Many of the outfits stick with primarily one or two colors and the handbag designs are a solid mix of retro functionality while still remaining fashionable.
Gucci went a totally opposite direction from Prada and put forth a Spring 2012 campaign that was inspired from what seems to be modern art-deco. High fashion seems to meet both high art and even a bit of high tech in outfits that border on futuristic. You could easily see these outfits worn in a credit card casino or among major social gatherings. Metallic accents as well as various uses of stripe style patterns highlight the collection. The ultra high heeled footwear as well as their line of handbags have metallic accent that would go great in various high society settings.
Miss Dior’s Spring 2012 Collection simplifies matters with several solid tone outfits. Outfits that are both fashionable, yet dignified enough to use in a corporate setting, the straightforward design is no will get noticed while not being over the top. The handbags with their multi-print and two-tone color designs accent the outfits nicely and are sure to turn heads.