Runway: Spring has arrived, and I am finally thrilled to indulge in bright colours, floral prints, and splashes of neon, dashed with hints of neutrals and pastels.  While my spring must-have wish lists continue’s to grow (check out my five faves on D Mag’s Shop Talk), I can’t help but think about the entire sartorial splendour I’ve seen on the runway for Autumn/Winter 2012. It’s hard to stay focused on the current season when I prefer surreptitiously to cultivate my needs for the coming collections.

 Autumn / Winter 2012, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Naeem Khan, and Mary Katrantzou.

Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Naeem Khan, and Mary Katrantzou.

Overcome by a deluge of accomplished designers, I am not sure what style to love on first. After reviewing my first cut of divinity, I cannot help notice my subconscious trend now they are all merged together—statement skirts, dresses, and coats that are heavily embellished continue to captivate my choice of style for fall 2012.

 

 Autumn / Winter 2012, Altuzarra, Burberry, McQ, and Rag & Bone.

Altuzarra, Burberry, McQ, and Rag & Bone.

Get used to the combination of various prints, stripes, and polka dots for spring/summer, as fall is set to showcase an ingenious mélange of rich textures, graphic jacquard, embroideries, herringbones, oversized digital prints, peplums, guipure lace, and leather. Plus, a cornucopia of fascinating colours (will cover that sometime soon), but for now, I’ve chosen to glimpse at a few textures and silhouettes.

Autumn / Winter 2012, Calvin Klein, Bibhu Mohapatra, Jason Wu and Valentino.

Calvin Klein, Bibhu Mohapatra, Jason Wu and Valentino.

Light and optimistic at Alexander McQueen the laser-cut, pony skin dresses resembled delicate doilies as they glided down the runway. At Balmain, Russian revelry nods to Fabergé in pure opulence, Naeem Khan honours the influence of Hindu, Burberry’s theme of ‘Town and Field’ depicted the ‘30s and ‘40s, Costa’s silhouettes at Calvin Klein simmered with sexiness, and Jason Wu merged the essence of military and historical China.

Truly, just the tip of the iceberg as the message of Autumn/Winter 2012 starts to unfold.

 

Photo Credit: Monica Feudi, Alessandro Garofalo, Tannis Vlamos, Marcus Tondo, Yannis Vlamos.