TREND WATCH – MFW SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Thursday September 29 2011.

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Another week, another Spring Summer 2012 catwalk report this time courtesy of the chic Italians in Milan.   Bijou brides let me present the key trends that could be shaping your wedding style in 2012.

TREND WATCH: Roaring Twenties

As Madmen before it, it was easy to see that Twenties styles would be the next big thing on the fashion radar after the success of Boardwalk Empire (which returns to British screens for season 2 in a few weeks).  The designers at Milan Fashion Week brought the look bang up to date by contrasting classic flapper shapes with modernist design.  There was also an abundance of unusual fringing details for fashionistas to crush on, at Gucci and Versus the dresses seemed to have had a run in with a shredder!

Etro
Alberta Ferretti
Gucci
Versus

TREND WATCH: Easter Egg Shades

Nothing says Spring more than soft pastels, bringing a promise of sun on daffodils, babies and melt in the mouth Easter eggs to our wardrobes.  These pastel shades are also delicious as Spring Summer wedding accents.

Fendi
Sportmax
Versus

TREND WATCH: Catwalk Crafts

They say the devil is in the detail and the designers must have had this at the forefront of their minds, as Milan Fashion Week was a hot bed for the crafty.  Eccentric crochet and fine applique gowns waltzed down the runways. 

Dolce & Gabbana
Giorgio Armani
Moschino Cheap & Chic

Next week it’s over to the city of love for a lesson in Parisian chic!