SPRING 2012 TREND RESEARCH (Part 1)

Here’s the season’s fashion direction based on my research.

Click here to view Part 2 and Part 3

COLOR — What I Liked Best

Family of Whites—All the shades of white mixed together from alabaster, chalk, and eggshell, to creamy whites, ecru, and buttermilk.

2012 Fashion Color Trend: Family of Whites 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Family of Whites 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Family of Whites

Just Beige—What could be a more inviting and simple neutral? It’ll be the workhorse neutral for the season for both career and casual.

2012 Fashion Color Trend: Just Beige 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Just Beige

The Color Surge—Use color to your advantage with happy brights mixing together or popping other color stories.

2012 Fashion Color Trend: The Color Surge 2012 Fashion Color Trend: The Color Surge 2012 Fashion Color Trend: The Color Surge

Optimistic Yellow—A la the golden touch—pure, citric, or sunny; more neutralized wheat, wicker, honey.

2012 Fashion Color Trend: Optimistic Yellow 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Optimistic Yellow 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Optimistic Yellow

Clear Blues—My favorite story as I love the references. We are inspired by the N African nomadic tribes and their natural affinity for berber blue. The shades vary from pale powder blue to clean and energetic cobalts and royals. Of course navy, but a new brighter navy (or deepened royal), totally majestic. I’d wear this as my new one-step-from-black-and-grey-color!

2012 Fashion Color Trend: Clear Blues
2012 Fashion Color Trend: Clear Blues 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Clear Blues 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Clear Blues

Feminine Reds—Now going to the blue and coral rose side of true red—they’re a
bit softer, prettier, but still as bright.

2012 Fashion Color Trend: Feminine Reds 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Feminine Reds 2012 Fashion Color Trend: Feminine Reds
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About Fran Yoshioka

I love to motivate and empower my audiences and clients with compelling and actionable information. I am passionate about the need for creativity, good taste and thinking out of the box.
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