Directives West (Oct. 2011 edition)
The October 2011 Directives West showing of Spring 2012 trends and fashions was held on the patio at the California Market Center in LA’s fashion district. The show was hosted by guest ‘GLAM-bassadors’: Kelly Lee of the fashion and style blog- BussBuss, Kristen Turner of the popular DIY blog, Glitter n’ Glue and celebrity stylist and blogger- Lauren Shane of Elshane.
Trends that were highlighted during the show include (all info on trends is courtesy of Directives West):
~Cultivate a return to crisp basics and delicate heirloom wovens as thoughts of simpler times fill the air for spring. American vintage is a romanticized expression of a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, leisure and effortless dressing.
~Celebrate diversity through multicultural escapes and limitless boundaries. A free spirit floats through a world of curiousity as Eastern influences along with Sahara sands are crafted with strength and grace.
~Striking imagery, clashing graphics and mismatched combinations empower her. Embrace the theatrics as well as the digital cosmos. Fluidity seeps through this hyperactivity in new zenith dimensions.
~Futuristic minimalism continues as we embrace a deconstructed and transparent world. Flat and simply structured fabrics communicate harmony and composure while luminescence shines through.
The runway presentation boasted several looks from each trend from brands such as: Whitney Eve, Cameo, Skies are Blue, Ketz-Ke, Again, Miilla, Willow & Clay, J.A.K, Plastic Island, Language, Kersh, Gracia, Blondes Make Better T-Shirts, go.make.noise., Lolly, Denimocracy, etc. I personally loved pieces from Again, Skies are Blue, Whitney Eve and Cameo. I’m happy to see that the tribal print and mixing ‘n matching prints/patterns/graphics will still be around, as well as the chiffon maxi skirt and pant(which I’m currently obsessing over!). I wasn’t a huge fan of the fishtail hemline at first, but after seeing the ways it was styled on the runway, it got me to change my mind and I think I’ll be including it in my wardrobe. I love that color-blocking is still a favorite trend for Spring as well, and that you can play around with the colors, like putting together an outfit with bright colors one day or neutral shades the next. After seeing the show, I am eager to start putting together my Spring 2012 wardrobe! How about YOU?? What are your favorite Spring 2012 must-haves/trends??
Special Thanks: Lauren Stillman, the Directives West team, models, brands, The California Market Center, Kristen, Kelly and Elshane.
**I posted the clothing brands & my fave picks with the pictures!**
Hi Courtney, Thanks for the heads up! I fixed the error :)