Brilliant Color- Dozens of designers ignited the runways with bold color either as single statement pieces, or in prints or mixed boldy as separates. It felt like everyone chose their favorite Crayons from the Jumbo 64 Pack and went to town. It created an energy and excitement as well as a reason to buy something new. Look for sunset orange, saffron yellow, bright pink, sky blue, bright emerald, kiwi and magenta. If it scares you, you can always tone it down by pairing it back to black.
Lace- Traditionally used for evening gowns and cocktail wear, looked new when treated as an embellishment on chiffon but freshest when designers found ways to incorporate into daytime looks. I am mad for this Alberta Ferretti look:
That Seventies Show- There was much homage to the master of Seventies chic, Yves St. Laurent as evidenced by the bold mix of colors, peasant girl looks, lace up details and mid calf skirts. This Etro ensemble is uncharacteristic of the house; it's solid and the hues are muted. Nevertheless, I think it captures the mood well:
Phew! I done done it! Now I can forge ahead, with a clear head to focus on Fall 2011. My head maybe already looking forward, but believe me, my body can't wait to thaw out and start shopping for the Spring ahead...Whose with me???