spring 2012 fashion




Wear This Floral Dior Look To A Spring Wedding

Spring isn’t the only thing in the air- so is love, as spring wedding season gears up. You’ve RSVP’d attending, sourced out a blender or silverware set from the registry, and now it’s time to figure out what to wear. Dressing for a wedding can be daunting in general, but it’s time to take inspiration from one of our favourite Spring 2012 Dior runway looks to be sure you are fashion-forward at the upcoming event. Hey, just be glad you aren’t relegated to a celedon taffeta bridesmaid atrocity.

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Spring Trend Alert: Play With Pleats This Season

Now that it’s officially spring we’re getting antsy to start wearing our favourite trends from the spring 2012 runways, especially pleated skirts and dresses. Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester made us swoon for her take on the trend in Prada when she attended a Miu Miu party. Designers like Prada and Chloe showed us soft, fluid pleats and made sure they would be on your trend radar for spring.

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Canadian Designer Jeremy Laing Spring 2012 Collection

As the global style spotlight shines on World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto, our attention turns to highlighting fabulous Canadian design talent. Today we feature the lauded Jeremy Laing who recently showed his Fall collection in New York and has a repeat performance slated in the highly anticipated ‘The Shows’ in Toronto. We take a look at the designer’s Spring line, available now at Holt Renfrew, for his take on the season’s hottest looks.

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Dream in Tangerine With Spring’s Hottest Accessories

The tangerine colour trend is shaping up to make a splash for spring 2012. The citrusy hue is refreshing, and can easily be added to your spring wardrobe through these sunshiney accessories we are loving right now.

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Presenting Peplums: The New Bold Silhouette

Plan to add a few peplums to your spring style if you want to be ahead of the trends. The peplum shape is making waves in fashion and is only predicted to get bigger for the next seasons. Peplums, or flutters, ruffles and jutted hip tabs, are turning up everywhere and on everything.

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Jump Fearlessly Into The Jumpsuit Trend

For an unforgettable, fashion-forward shift in your usual work or play wardrobe, opt for an on-trend jumpsuit in one of our favourite variations. Separates and slinky dresses should take cover as jumpsuits take on glamourous (and flattering) proportions. For night or day, work or play, we have chosen our favourite new incarnations of the first piece of fashion you likely ever donned- the onesie.

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Effortless Exotic: Wearing Trendy Tribal Prints

Spring 2012’s top trends are taking off, and perhaps the one making the most noise is the tribal print trend. Designers went around the world in their spring collections, and the gorgeous, earth-toned zig zags and abstract patterns reigned supreme.

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Prepare For Spring Fashion With Pastel Hues

Fingers crossed the groundhog’s prediction for an early spring this year will ring true and we’ll soon see a fresh & enthusiastic palette to celebrate the warmer months. Pastels are making a big statement with soft candy colours of pink, green, yellow and blue dominating the runway. Don’t be afraid to mix & match tints for a surprisingly easy way to bring this runway-inspired look home.

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Chanel Takes Off For Spring 2012 Haute Couture Fashion Show

Chanel hinted that they were planning one of their most extravagant fashion shows ever for Paris Haute Couture week and they did not disappoint. The Air Chanel plane was constructed within the Grand Palais for a flight inspired couture show. With fashion’s top names sitting in their designated row of the plane, Karl Lagerfeld delivered over 60 couture looks on models sporting anti-gravity inspired sky high hairstyles to match the setting.

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Versace & Dior Kick Off Haute Couture Fashion Week

Early this morning fashion’s most elite gathered in Paris for what are always the most luxurious shows of the year during Haute Couture Fashion Week. Top fashion houses Versace and Dior kicked off the fashion shows. If you couldn’t be there to catch the action in person we have gathered the highlights from the shows.

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Marni To Create H&M Spring Collection

H&M announced today that Italian fashion brand Marni will be collaborating with them on a Spring clothing line. The men and women’s clothing was created by Marni’s founder and Creative Director Consuelo Castiglioni. In a press release announcing the collaboration, Castiglioni said she wanted to create a Marni wardrobe within the line using all of their signatures including colours, prints, tribal influences and sporty elements.

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Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy Preview Spring 2012 Collections

While winter hasn’t officially hit, this week Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy previewed their Spring 2012 collections making us want to bypass the chilly weather and get right back to warm weather dressing. Each brand has it’s own unique and sophisticated vision but are all unified in their wallet-friendly price points.

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First Look At Michael Kors Spring 2012

Despite a consistently sophisticated approach to luxe, jet-set design, Michael Kors always manages to surprise and delight while maintaining a signature style. Real Style recently visited Michael Kors’ Toronto showroom for a sneak peek at his spring 2012 collection.

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First Look: French Connection’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

This week, Real Style Network had the opportunity to browse French Connection’s lovely Spring/Summer 2012 Collection at the Toronto Showroom. Find out what you can expect from the fashion retailer next season.

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First Look At The North Face’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Last week, The North Face arranged for Real Style Network to have a private tour to view their Spring/Summer 2012 collection at The Glass Factory in Toronto. The stunning, open space loft had a clean and simple set up, consisting of different sections that determined where each product belonged, based on the performance and type of sport or exercise.

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