Trend Alert: Spring 2012 NYFW Trend Round-Up

By September 19, 2011 2 Comments

Trend Alert: Spring 2012 NYFW Trend Round-Up

New York Fashion Week is officially over. Off to London, MIlan and Paris for more fashion, more makeup and more hair. But first, let us reflect on the top Spring 2012 NYFW trends that we are bound to see next year.

From the wearable (a bold lip) to the not-so-wearable (greasy hair), here is a round up of the hair and face trends to come:

Greasy Hair – Not that you’d ever actually want to leave your home with your strands in this condition, but it seems like many runways boasted the “unwashed” hair look this season. Proenza Schouler (pictured), Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung are three of them.

The Bun – The bun is definitely a runway staple as it allows for the focal point to be the makeup and, of course, the clothes. This season, the bun took on a few different forms. There was the apres-swim bun at Sophie Theallet and the ballerina bun at Bibhu Mohapatra (pictured), to name two.

The Pony – The ponytail is another common runway style because it keeps the hair off of the face and away from the designs. But ponytails can take on so many different forms (as Spring 2012 has proven). A few examples: The messy pony at Charlotte Ronson, the low-slung, loose pony at Reed Krakoff (pictured), the modern, sleek pony (secured with a barrette rather than a rubber band) at Ports 1961 and a fashion-forward, semi-braided, sleek low pony with an exagaratted side part at Marchesa.

Bold Lip – A colorful, vibrant lip is a Spring staple and next Spring will, once again, see this trend. From bright orange to bright pink, shows like Prabal Gurung (bold berry/pink), Betsey Johnson (bright hot pink; pictured) and Jason Wu (creamy orange) displayed this trend to perfection.

Glowing, Dewy Skin – Skin seems to take on a very dewy, almost sweaty look. The inspiration for many of these faces is “sporty, athleticism.” Cynthia Rowley, Mandy Coon, Phillip Lim, Preen (pictured) Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs.

Glossy Eyes – From fresh-eyed to black-lined, glossy eyes are going to be big come Spring 2012. Mara Hoffman (pictured) showed a greasy black liner with a glossy, gilded eye, L’Wren Scott did a glossy lid for a “deconstructed” look and Luca Luca did a glossy eye with a subtle pop of purple color.

Thick, Dark Brows – Overly thick, dark, accentuated brows (a.k.a. strong brows) are what’s next for your arches — so start growing them now. To darken, you can use dye for a permanent look or try a deep brown or black pencil for the dramatic effect without the commitment. Joseph Altuzarra (pictured) is the perfect example of this trend. Other shows that opted for the thick brow and/ or dark brow are Mara Hoffman, Daryl K and Oscar de la Renta.

Bronzed Complexion – This isn’t your average tanned glow, the bronzed complexion of Spring 2012 is an overall golden shimmer. Shows like L’Wren Scott, Michael Kors and Doo.Ri (pictured) are perfect examples of this trend.

What trend will you be wearing come next Spring?

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