Sunday, March 27, 2011


SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Well it is here, now the weather just needs to catch up.

Some of you may have noticed my lack of recent Fashion Friday posts, I have come to the conclusion that Friday's are quite difficult to post regularly (especially since it is the end of a long work week). So now I have decided to do STYLE SUNDAYS, and Spring Fashion Recap will be the kick off. This STYLE SUNDAY I'll talk about my fave trends from Spring 2011 runways.  I think what designers do best is steer us in the right direction and it’s up to us to take up styles we feel confident in. My favourite collections for 2011 spring were Naeem Khan, Badgley Miskha, and Balmain - and this was due to the fact I wanted every item in my closet.

Spring 2011 Fashion Trends 
Please find below my 4 key fashion trends with specific clothing trends grouped under each.

1. 70s Glamour - high waisted wide leg trousers, crop tops, prints, ankle length maxis, jumpsuits, tailored suits/blouses, wraps, hot pants, sequin and shimmer. I think almost every runway was inspired by a time in 70s fashion. I have these old pair of wide leg jeans and linen pants that I think I am going to dig through my old boxes of clothing, to bust out (once the weather is nicer).

70s-Wide leg pants
Badgley Mischka

Christian Siriano

70s- Shimmer
Naeem Khan

Elie Tahari

Rebecca Taylor

Calvin Klein

2. The Romantics - I call this trend romantic, because its full of beautiful pastels, flowy sheer materials, and dewy faces. I love love loved Badgley Mischka's full Spring 2011 collection, it was full of this trend, and I think anyone would look super cute in it. When I was in new orleans I bought a pastel pink lace dress, and a sheer flowy white maxi.

Romantics-Spring Pastels
Badgley Mischka

Max Azaria

cynthia rowley

Badgley Mischka

Romantics - Sheer Maxis
J. Mendel

Rebecca Taylor

Givenchy Couture

Elie Tahari

3. PUNK FASHION - Leather, Leather, and more Leather. A mix of tailored looks with a splash of leather funkiness, and dramatic cut outs. I am on the look out for a tailored leather blazer with padded shoulders, to wear with short pants and ballet flats for the day, and switch to jeggings and platform pumps for night.

Punk - Leather

Christian Siriano

Herve Leger

Punk - Cut outs
Herve Leger

Max Azaria

Emanuel Ungaro

4. Sophisticated DragQueen - I saw this across a few designers, where multiple colour palettes were being used. From the top, belt, skirt, everything was a mismatch - even with fabrics not just colours. I think there is a certain way of pulling off this trend, try one bold color and maybe one or two more neutral colors versus having 3 bold colors. E.g. Try a red skirt, with a silk nude tank tucked in with a purple belt and neutral shoes.
Louis Vuitton

Carolina Herrera


Please note: All pictures above were taken from the official NYC Mercedes Benz Fashion week microsite (IMG), and Designer Central for Paris Fashion Week Collections images. I did not take these pictures but I did go through almost EVERY collection to find commonalities to determine the trends for this season.


  1. I love the colours in Naeem Khan's outfit! Great post:)

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