The word ‘basic’ is an indication towards anything that serves as a platform for further metamorphosis or just as a building block. Its significance might lie just short of a ‘classic’ but its functionality goes way beyond. Every creation has its ‘building blocks’ and fashion including the galore wardrobes have theirs too. Referring to specifically this field there are certain silhouettes, shapes, material and colors that no wardrobe can do without, irrespective of the seasons that go past. These are basics of fashion in front of which the changing seasons fade away. Translating from the Spring/Summer to the Fall/Winter basic and a color trend 2012, White is one of the runway spells slotted for the season.
The color trend White dominated the runway like it was a translation of an inspiration of the snow. Psychologically a color closer to the summer mood with adjectives like clean, pure and crisp defining it the color is challenged with its own character called neutral which is what makes it a perfect option for the winters too. A neutral color is always used to its optimum styling capacity and white is too. Here’s a look at the forms the color has taken for the season beyond now.
Of Furs & Wraps:
You don’t feel winter without these. Fur preferably in the form of the faux fur is a great way to embrace the color marking purity and elegance to wear in winters. The look is strongly inspired from the faunas of the snow and nature inspired can never go too wrong. The fur keeps one warm and yet lets one flirt with the winters in its own warm ways. Runway stories 2012 have the fur styled with a white pencil skirt or fur used as and accent on white and stylish nonetheless.
A smart over-sized jacket is as casual as it can get. Worn over basic black pants the look is an epitome of a classic winter casual look spelling everything synonymous with comfort.
The Draped Wonders:
Gowns straight out of any fairytale sagas are the ones draped in white. The flowy dreamy silhouette reflected by the spotless white can cast a spell on anyone with its mesmerizing effect. Studded metallic embellishments further elevate the look and break the monotonous moods of the whites. A great way to dress aptly for the most formal outings as it can be.
The Thrill of Frills:
The feminine feel of the color is further pushed with the dramatic frills that take over the garment .The over-sized frills spotted at the Venexiana collection at the Fashion Week is matched and balanced rightly so with well fitted skirt.
The sheer top draped beautifully is another way to wrap yourself in white.
The Layered book:
Layering is a practical trend for winters and adds interesting dimension to the outfits. Coats and jackets are the best winter tools for layering. The approaching season sees the existence of layering with the concept of white over white or in classic combinations like white, black and red.
It can also be the other way around with white in the combination of shirt and trousers perfectly forming the under layers of a perfect black coat.
Undoubtedly the most crisp look of the season was that of a white structured shoulder coat-top tastefully embellished and worn over a slim cut pant in white by Basharatian for Fall Winter 2012 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Color by Print:
White has a different meaning for different people and prints further add to it. The 2012 runway has floral prints one the base of white in various ratios. Colorful flowers stand out beautifully against the elegance of white.
The Tips for White:
- Owing to the neutral character of this color trend for 2012 , the direction of the make up can be steered from fresh to fancy bold solely based on the mood. Dramatic reds look as perfect as with the pinks or nudes.
- White can be worn with any color which makes it a styling delight, however, this season dictates a strong trend of wearing it with predictable black or with another white.
- How one maintains their white is a window to how they function in life. Regular dry cleaning and keeping the precious whites well covered is a key to maintain it.
- This season there is no real restriction in silhouettes.
- Wear metallic accessories for maximum impact.
All colors and your choice for them reveal a little about you and white says a little more. Style these well and they will only talk of style for you.