MyTights.com was lucky enough to attend an event last week where we heard a talk from Jessica Markwood, of fashion website osoyou.com, on the key trends for SS12. We’ve pulled together a round-up of the key trends this season and how to wear them…
PRINTS: AS SEEN AT D&G
This spring it’s not just about the trend for florals that comes round each year (although hang on to your floral accessories to team with pastel basics). But there are new, bolder prints around, such as abstract graphics and scarf print, as well as quirky tropical prints.
Get the Look: Jonathan Aston Cherries Tights (pictured)
1920S: AS SEEN AT MARCHESA
Hurah! It’s time to dig out your drop waist dresses again, because the 1920s is back for another season. For the ultra-hip, you might want to try the pajama look for a new take on the 1920s trend. Or if you’re not quite there, 1920s staples like embellishment, fringing and super-luxe fabrics like chiffon and silk in neutral colours like pale gold and dusty pink will do the trick nicely, too.
Get the Look: Search our collection of glittery and embellished tights
SPORTS LUXE: AS SEEN AT ALEXANDER WANG
This trend can be quite tricky to pull off if you don’t really know what you’re doing, but once you get the idea it’s really easy. Just think clean lines and lots of white with flashes of neon and sports fabrics, but don’t go overboard. For example, perk up a beautifully cut white linen shift with Emilio Cavallini’s Neon Seamed Sheers – and get some high we
dge trainers to make the look work for day and night.
Get the Look: Check out the entire Spring/Summer Emilio Cavallini range for eye popping designs in neon shades!
TRIBAL: AS SEEN AT MISSONI
Tribal comes back every summer and so it’s a great trend to invest in, rather than going for cheap basics. Tribal inspired prints look great when layered with white cotton and tan leather – and old season maxi dresses/skirts, waistcoats and peasant blouses can all be dug out for another round in the fashion ring.
Get the Look: Emilio Cavallini Ethnic Patterned Tights
UNDERWATER: AS SEEN AT CHANEL
This surreal trend is perhaps the most exciting this season, partly thanks to Karl Lagerfeld’s amazing sea-scape at the Chanel SS 12 show. With this trend, you can (finally!) rock sequins for daytime – blue and silver work best – and team them with pale pastel colours in sheer, chiffony fabrics. And anything with pearls goes – as demonstrated by the Chanel models’ pearl belts, necklaces and hairpins. Romantic spring styling at its best!
Get the Look: The Bebaroque Tigerlily 80 Denier Tights are sparkly and perfect in purple for creating an underwater vibe, or to modernise the pearl trend take a look at the Henry Holland Pearly Suspender Tights. Failing that, anything in blue or silvery grey will complete your look to perfection!
AND COMING UP FOR AW 12…
- Surrealist Prints – Oriental Detailing – Purple – Metallics – Granny Chic –