Posts tagged ‘spring 2012 runway’

February 7, 2012

By the Seashore

by Kaylee Pare

Chanel Runway Spring 2012

While it may seem as though these Winter months are here to stay, it’s comforting to think that Spring’s inauguration is just a little over a month away. The typical formula for Spring fashion entails florals and pastels, trench coats and bold stripes. This year however, designers have turned to the treasures of the sea to usher in the months of rainfall and blossoms that are upon us. Seashells and corals of all sorts turned up on Spring 2012 runways in the form of statement-making accessories.
Now’s the time to dig out that starfish pendant or start the hunt for sea-inspired pieces to add to your Spring wardrobe. There’s nothing like daydreaming of a warmer season ahead and the clothes you’ll be wearing…especially when the heavenly seashore is involved.

1. Yves Saint Laurent Riviera starfish-print canvas wedge sandals
2. Lanvin Minaudière satin shell clutch
3. Oscar de la Renta pavé shell clip earrings
4. Yves Saint Laurent gold-plated starfish ring
5. BCBG Maxazria draped vine necklace


January 27, 2012

Le Croc

by Kaylee Pare

From left: Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli (Spring 2012 Couture)

Spring 2012 Couture’s three-dimensional florals were met with quite the contrast in trends. Translucent pleats, pencil skirts, peplum waist lines and delicate cuts were paired with none other than fierce crocodile in jet black and sand. Collections like Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy (not pictured) and Armani Privé (not pictured) embraced the material, presenting it in its most ladylike rendition. Whereas in other seasons, we’ve seen crocodile coated on accessories like shoes and bags, today’s edition gives us  practical suit pieces for the modern woman. A vicious animal at its most polished and proper – just steer clear of the real deal!


December 24, 2011

Shades of Pale

by Kaylee Pare

Now that I’m in a warm climate for the holidays, I can finally look through Spring 2012 collections without wanting to pick up and leave Canada forever. The delicate floral patterns, the pale colors and all of those shorts hems sure are something. Pastels this year were anything but boring, and definitely gave new meaning to subdued coloring. Yummy shades in relaxed but tailored silhouettes…so dreamy.

From left: Chloé, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chloé, Givenchy, 3.1. Phillip Lim – images from

December 14, 2011

Metal Magic

by Kaylee Pare

I was sifting through Spring 2012 ready-to-wear collections today when I noticed a glint of gold coming from the Yves Saint Laurent models’ feet. What’s more, the shine was offset by colors that are quintessentially Spring, in specifically mesmerizing hues. Upon closer examination, I found that the metal detailing seemed almost an after thought, with the rest of the shoe mirroring a classic loafer. The final product is a shoe that belongs on every Spring accessory edit, and maybe one day, if I’m lucky… in my very own closet. Undeniably, Stefano Pilati has proven that a metal plate and a modern hue can take a timeless piece to whole new heights.


August 19, 2011

Think Spring

by Kaylee Pare

While your neighbourhood stores may be pushing Fall items right now, designers have moved on to bigger and better things, like Spring collections. Women’s Wear Daily got a sneak peek of some of the 2012 accessories collections and shared the sketches with their subscribers, and I in turn, am sharing them with you! I’d have to say that at first glance, my favourites are Oscar de la Renta, Nicolas Kirkwood and Maxmara but we’ll have to see how it all turns out on the runway! Can you pick a favourite?



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