New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 Day 1

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While it is too early to tell what the breakout trends from NYFW will be after Day 1, I can give you a heads up on what I think may be sleeper trends if not a major trend for spring 2012.

Day 1 of NYFW was filled with bright colors, relaxed silhouettes and tribal influences. I had a feeling that resort 2012's rainbow trend might carry over to spring and I saw touches of this at the Richard Chai show. Designers still have not lost their fascination with white as was evident at the Nicholas K show which started out looking like a "white party". However, designers are happy to be able to use color and they are going all out with again especially with the possible "it" shade of the decade, purple. C'mon, you mean you have not noticed that purple has made a huge impact over the past few seasons? Fall's colorblock trend is making a fresh appearance so far as well as this summer's tribal influences have crept in.

First Spring 2012 Trend Guesses:
  • Colorblock with a twist - solids blocked with graphic prints
  • Sheer layers
  • Relaxed silhouette
  • Gradient prints - ombre being the main expression

Take a look at these videos from NYFW Day 1 and make your own guesses:

Nicholas K


Porter Grey

Richard Chai


Tadashi Shoji


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