Of the many trends that have surfaced for the Spring Summer 2012 fashion season in terms of colors, silhouettes, forms and other entities of fashion, bright colors particularly neons are huge and designers world over have embraced and introduced the trend in not just various exciting and creative ways but also as promising. Ultra-bright and of superior bold character, the neon colors need a smart approach to make it wearable and work for anyone without pushing the trend to a point where the bold trend challenges the fashion eye.
Nanette Lepore, known for her feminine and detailed approach to clothes did so with her electric neon collection which was a bold display of color and high energy looks.
Like everything else ‘balance’ plays a key role even in the sartorial world. Elements of fashion work perfectly when used in harmony and proportional to each other. With a strong color palette like used in Nanette Lepore’s S/S 2012 , the collection had to go easy on silhouettes and everything else that goes into making a perfect collection.
Variety is always a smart approach to any idea. Nanette Lepore acquired this approach and churned out an eclectic and strikingly colorful collection maintaining variety and more importantly cohesiveness to keep up with the feel of the collection.
Take a look at how the bold look-at-me took over the runway and has made a way into our summer wardrobes.
Neons are a strong set of colors. Make an impact and let the neons talk by wearing the trend as solid color dresses or two piece combination. Accessorizing is an arterial hint to carry out the look perfectly. Suitable statement pieces break the monotony of the overpowering color.
Stripes are a classic approach to color and aids in expressing a lot of color combinations.
Nanette Lepore’s collection blended the striking neons to wearable stripes in the form of sheer feminine dresses, blazers and shorts.
Combining one trend with another is never a bad idea so neon color blocking was a natural reaction. Combine the two brights to conceive an eclectic look and take the cue from Nanette Lepore’s runway looks that were high on color where a bright jacket layers over the tangerine shade which happens to be a huge trend as well or team a pair of bright shorts with an equally neon shade to match and color block.
Nanette Lepore’s printed dress showed how the feminine character of the prints tones down the shocking pop of color and drama that the neons ooze. The hint of print breaks a solid block feel of the bold color and feminises it on the whole.
If neons are too strong for you to be comfortable about, embrace the trend with looks and garments that carry only a hint of it or in parts. The most subtle shades of greys can be combined with the electric colors. Nanette Lepore hinted at using the most feminine silhouettes or fabrics like lace layered over the neons to break the overpowering effect the colors have.
Nanette Lepore’s show saw the youthful and chic garments matched with accessories in the forms of bags and shoes as bright and electric as the collection. The colors grab focus hence go easy on every other element including jewellery and keep the look as simple as possible to carry the neons stylishly and make the impossibly bold colors a statement in itself.