Spring is that perfect season we await impatiently for as the snow melts... A whole new feeling of optimism, color, romance, and style emerge. Spring 2013 combines a wealth of polar opposites in fresh combinations - hard and soft, brawn and beauty, sex and poetry - all with a fun wearable appeal. Let's have a look at the enthusiastic elements of style the designers have to offer...
|Night Rider Sexy speed, with a touch of danger revved up with biker babe zipper detailing, racing stripes and layers of rocking chain-gang metal; clever mixes in leather and lace, harness looks, buckles and strapping; mod motorcycle embellishments focus on studding and metallic leather applique.|
|Something to Fret About Peek-a-boo details created from inset lattice-work and crochet tatting; intricate webs of leather ladder stitching, filigree and laser cut-work patterning for a glimpse of skin, all very meticulous and placed with precision for maximum hand-crafted novelty. |
|Fringe Benefits Flirty and funky strands give movement with a mission; from fine rayon to chunkier chainette and tape yarn, fringe is tied, beaded, braided, knotted or simply straight; longer in skirts and tops or shorter and dense as trimming and edges. |
|Bauhaus Contemporary meets modern classic; clean lines and sculpted cuts in soft structured elliptical shapes with modern maturity; modish details and neutral colors combine to create the new minimalism; layered and linear with bold details in geometric simplicity.|
|Go with the Flow Draped, twisted or cascaded, movement in smooth ease are glorified by matte and sheen fabrics; sensual shapes emerge with emphasis on the body beneath displaying serenity and grace; added touches of shimmer accentuate silhouette with a return to modern femininity.|
|Shaman Healing with the magic of nature's elements, charming the earthen goddess in crafty combinations of crochet, macrame, and fluid prints; bleeding-dye patterns conjure creative blends with wood motifs, trims and suede; organic embellishments carry a message of the healer within. |
|Anaconda Reptilian repeats accent and assemble in accessories as well as spliced garment structure; wild with colors in all shades of blue, green, orange or pink, python patterns pair with silver scaling to captivate in newer geometric shapes. |
|Claiming Sleeping Beauty Fairytale charm with storybook flair in wearable elegant silhouettes; sensual softness with attention to detail in petals of dressmaker floral embellishments; captivated by an abundance of minimalist ruffles, tone-on-tone embroidery and cinched waist ties.|
|Clean Cut Blocks of clean sliced color creating austere modern architecture and layers of freshness; tonal or placed contrasts combine offering new confident suiting and accent striping. |
|Potpourri A collage of prints and pattern, cut and pasted in ethnic elegance; brightly colored spicy tones in richly decorated wovens; raffia, coral, petal-fringe edging and chunky beads enrich the mix with vibrancy and essence.|
|Stem Wear Florals stem from threads of life in fresh bouquets against a canvas of white or black; embroidered, beaded, placed and printed, color and foliage blossom in both larger than life and miniature scales.|
|Szechuwan Asian influences in deconstructed kimonos, ivory carvings and brushstroke blossoming placement prints; cropped knee-length pants in layered suits with asymmetric one-shoulder finery; Oriental ornament and decor stir up the modern looks. |
|Stellar Performance A star is born, from far off galaxies, suspended in space and time; planets in an orbit of embroidery, metal stud work, seed beads and laser pinpoint patterning; glowing, shimmering and exploding with metallic touches and galactic motifs. |
With such a wealth of freshness, I'm definitely in the mood to spring into these new looks, aren't you?