Six Sexy Spring
Runway Trends
The styles you need to stay on
trend this spring 2011
French Connection (US)
By Alexander Patino
Scouring the hundreds of new collections each season just to put your finger on
the trend of the moment can be a daunting obstacle. But no need to fret – we’ve got
that part covered. With the last wisps of winter chill still wafting through the air,
we’re sure nothing would make you happier than putting those parkas and heavy
coats away for half a year to make room for all the chic and trendy clothes that will
make this spring your season to shine. And the best way to do that is to be one
step ahead of the game.

This spring, it is all about
lace, lace, lace. BCBGMAXAZRIA, one of the opening
shows of the Fashion Week circuit went full-throttle with this trend in New York last
September and now feels almost prophetic.
Python seems to be the trend that
never wants to take a hiatus. And by the looks of what
Altuzarra and
Burberry Prorsum did with this sexy trope – it shouldn’t be allowed to either.

Brights and neons permeated the catwalk, adding that oh-so-necessary sizzle that
will guarantee to ward off any lingering winter doldrums.
Dries Van Noten made
quite the case for
floral, as did Jason Wu, but none so like Marc Jacobs with his
now-legendary
70s throwback collection.

And surely, all the girly lace and romantic floral flourish can’t go unattended without
a good slice of
Rock & Roll to boot, which Balenciaga, Burberry Prorsum (once
again),
Balmain and Haider Ackermann will surely attest to, judging from their
spring offerings.

But if you forsake everything else – just make sure to ring in the new season (and
your wardrobe) with a fresh coat of
white. After seeing Pamella Roland and
Ann Demeulemeester’s stellar blanched beauties, we’re sure that the minimal
route is going to win you some springtime style clout anywhere you go.