Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12 Trend Wrap-Up

September 20, 2011 • Accessories, Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12, Trends

DKNY, Chado Ralph Rucci, Pamella Roland

We’re all still catching our breath from the whirlwind of last week’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12. And now that the fashions have been documented, the beauty looks noted and our favorite pieces mentally filed away, it’s time to start discussing those runway trends! Spring ’12 had a few surprises in store for us, nestled between the traditional florals and vibrant colors. We delved into bold graphic patterns, shimmied in feathers and fringe and even caught sight of a little springtime velvet (who says it’s only for the cold?!) so now that we have time to stop and take a breath, we’ve compiled all the trends we saw, whether they were expected or seen for the first time, right here. Enjoy and it’s never too early to start shopping!


White: DKNY, Herve Leger, Narciso Rodriguez,  Chado Ralph Rucci, Jeremy Laing, Pamella Roland, Kaelen, Sachin + Babi, Odilon, Yeohlee, Emerson

Black: Herve Leger, Elie Tahari, Carmen Marc Valvo, Zang Toi, Norman Ambrose, Ohne Titel, Sachin + Babi, Emerson

Black and White: Libertine, Rafael Cennamo, Naeem Khan, Joy Cioci, Chris Benz, L.A.M.B.

Cream: Son Jung Wan, Chado Ralph Rucci, Carmen Marc Valvo, Tadashi Shoji

Oyster: Rebecca Taylor, Son Jung Wan, Douglas Hannant

Beige/Nude: Christian Siriano, Son Jung Wan, Herve Leger, Elie Tahari, Zang Toi, Yeohlee, Douglas Hannant, Tadashi Shoji, Candela, Naeem Khan, Ohne Titel, L.A.M.B

Gray: Sachin + Babi, Yeohlee, Son Jung Wan, Emerson

Rebecca Taylor, Nanette Lepore, Chris Benz

Yellow: Rebecca Taylor, Alice +Olivia, Nanette Lepore, Jill Stuart, Joy Cioci, Chris Benz, Tibi, Rebecca Minkoff, Badgley Mischka, Leanne Marshall, Sally Lapointe, Rachel Roy, Ohne Titel, Callula Lillibelle, L.A.M.B., Sachin + Babi, Odilon

Chartreuse: Joy Cioci, Christian Siriano, Cut25

Cobalt Blue: DKNY, Cut 25, Badgley Mischka, Luca Luca, Zang Toi, Nanette Lepore, Milly, Naeem Khan, Ohne Titel, L.A.M.B.

Turquoise: Blue Theory, Tracy Reese, Carlos Miele, Rachel Roy, Badgley Mischka, Carlos Miele, BCBG, Callula Lillibelle

Navy Blue: Son Jung Wan, Katya Leonovich, Zang Toi, Alexander Wang, Sachin + Babi

Red: DKNY, Narciso Rodriguez, Jeremy Laing, Improvd, Milly, Costello Tagliapietra, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Anna Sui, Ohne Titel, Callula Lillibelle, L.A.M.B.

Joy Cioci, Elie Tahari, Rebecca Minkoff

Orange: Joy Cioci, Narciso Rodriguez, Elie Tahari, Nanette Lepore, Jeremy Laing, Jill Stuart, Rebecca Minkoff, Costello Tagliapietra, Carlos Miele, Badgley Mischa, L.A.M.B., Sachin + Babi

Pink: DKNY, Alice +Olivia, Nanette Lepore, Naeem Khan, Pamella Roland, Badgley Mischka, Tadashi Shoji

Coral: Christian Siriano, Alice + Olivia, Tracy Reese, Tibi, Callula Lillibelle, Sachin + Babi

Fuschia: Naeem Khan, Badgley Mischka, Alice + Olivia

Metallics: Herve Leger, Elie Tahari, Norman Ambrose, The Blonds, Reem Acra, Cynthia Rowley, L.A.M.B., Sachin + Babi

Neon/ Brights: Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Minkoff, Narciso Rodriguez, Chris Benz, Ruffian, Luca Luca, BCBG, Milly

Lilac/Purple: ADAM, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Cut25

Green: Milly, Badgley Mischka, L.A.M.B., Odilon


Libertine, Narciso Rodriguez, Milly

Graphic/Geometric prints: Libertine, Cushnie et Ochs, Narciso Rodriguez, Chris Benz, Katya Leonovich, Alexander Wang, Alexandre Herchcovitch, BCBG, Milly, Reem Acra, Callula Lillibelle, L.A.M.B., Ruffian, Luca Luca, The Blonds

Florals: DKNY, Rachel Roy, Vivienne Tam, ADAM, Rebecca Taylor, Alice + Olivia, Yeohlee, Reem Acra, Cynthia Rowley, Tadashi Shoji, Costello Tagliapietra, Anna Coroneo, Rebecca Minkoff, Badgley Mischka

Cloud prints: Joy Cioci, Rebecca Taylor, Son Jung Wan

Sport: Alexander Wang, Alexandre Herchcovitch, BCBG

Animal Prints: L.A.M.B., Rebecca Minkoff , Elie Tahari

Patchwork: DKNY, Rebecca Taylor, Narciso Rodriguez


Son Jung Wan, Jenny Packham, Cynthia Rowley

Sequins: Son Jung Wan, Rebecca Taylor, Alice +Olivia, Vivienne Tam, ADAM, Norma Kamali, Zang Toi, Badgley Mischka, Jenny Packham, Chado Ralph Rucci, Callula Lillibelle, Sachin + Babi, Cynthia Rowley

Fringe: Ralph Lauren, Kaelen, Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Tam, Rafael Cennamo, Naeem Khan, Son Jung Wan

Hand-beading: Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Herve Leger

Cut Outs: Herve Leger, Chado Ralph Rucci, Nanette Lepore, Narciso Rodriguez, Katya Leonovich, Carmen Marc Valvo, Sachin + Babi, Cut25

Jewel Embellishment: Zang Toi, Jenny Packham, Norman Ambrose

Polka Dots: Callula Lillibelle, Luca Luca, Rafael Cennamo

Embroidery: Callula Lillibelle, Rachel Roy, Zang Toi, Carmen Marc Valvo, Badgley Mischka, Chado Ralph Rucci


Narciso Rodriguez, Ohne Title, Chado Ralph Rucci,

Chiffon/sheer: DKNY, Christian Siriano, Jeremy Laing, Norman Ambrose, Rafael Cennamo, Carlos Miele, Cennamo, Alexander Wang, ADAM, Badgley Mischka, Emerson, L.A.M.B, Tadashi Shoji, Narciso Rodriguez, Ohne Title, Chado Ralph Rucci,

Silk: Cut 25:, DKNY, Rachel Roy, Rebecca Taylor, Son Jung Wan, Tibi, Reem Acra, Vivienne Tam, ADAM, Luca Luca, Carmen Marc Valvo, Chado Ralph Rucci, Zang Toi, Narciso Rodriguez, Tadashi Shoji, Costello Tagliapietra

Techo Fabrics: Cut25, Son Jun Yung, Chado Ralph Rucci, Cynthia Rowley, Narciso Rodriguez

Dark denim: Cut 25, DKNY, Porter Grey, Milly

Chambray: Joy Cioci, Elie Tahari, Porter Grey

Laser cut leather: Joy Cioci, Norman Ambrose, Tibi, Alexander Wang, Cynthia Rowley

Leather: Cut25, Son Jung Wan, Joy Cioci, Rachel Roy, Rebecca Minkoff, IMPROVD, Sachin + Babi, Ohne Titel, Callula Lilibelle, Emerson

Feathers: Rafael Cennamo, The Blonds, Christian Siriano, Ohne Titel

Velvet: Alexander Wang, Tracy Reese, Vivienne Tam


Cut25, DKNY, Rebecca taylor

Uneven Hems: Cut 25, DKNY, Rebecca Taylor, Narsico Rodriguez, Badgley Mischka, BCBG

Pant Suits: ADAM, DKNY, Candela, Tibi

Skirt Suits: Joy Cioci, Elie Tahari, Milly

Full Skirts: Rebecca Taylor, Nanette Lepore Tadashi Shoji

Sharp Jackets: Rag & Bone, ADAM, Tibi, Narciso Rodriguez, DKNY

Trenchcoats: ADAM, Elie Tahari, Milly, Cut25

Florals: DKNY, Rachel Roy, Vivienne Tam, ADAM, Rebecca Taylor, Alice + Olivia, Yeohlee, Reem Acra, Cynthia Rowley, Tadashi Shoji, Costello Tagliapietra, Anna Coroneo, Rebecca Minkoff, Badgley Mischka

Cloud prints: Joy Cioci, Rebecca Taylor, Son Jung Wan

Tea-dresses: Nanette Lepore, Milly, Pamella Roland, Jenny Packham, Jill Stuart, Cynthia Rowley,Yigal Azrouel

Skirts to the knee: Cut25, Son Jung Wan, Joy Cioci, Rachel Roy, Badgley Mischka, Nanette Lepore, ADAM

Leather Shorts: Cut 25, Rachel Roy, Tracy Reese, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Rebecca Minkoff

Anoraks: Cut 25, Rebecca Taylor, Gap, Cut25

Jumpsuits/Rompers: Cut25, DKNY, Son Jung Wan, Narciso Rodriguez, L.A..M.B.

Maxis: Alice + Olivia, Elie Tahari, BCBG, Vivienne Tam

Ruffles: Badgley Mischka, L.A.M.B., Katya Leonovich, Farrah Angsana, Alice + Olivia, Joy Cioci, Christian Siriano


Son Jung Wan, Rachel Roy, ADAM

90s: Son Jung Wan, Sally Lapointe, Rachel Roy, Rag & Bone, ADAM, Narciso Rodriguez

80s: Cut 25
, Rebecca Minkoff, DKNY, Milly

70s: Son Jung Wan, Rebecca Taylor, Kaelen, Cynthia Rowley, Milly

60s: Alice + Olivia, Norma Kamali, Milly

50s: Carmen Marc Valvo, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Son Jung Wan


DKNY, Norman Ambrose, Tracy Reese

Hats/Hair accents: DKNY, Alice + Olivia, Norman Amborse, Cut 25, Pamella Roland, Tracy Reese, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Anna Sui

Cat eye sunglasses: Norma Kamali, Milly

Bright Colored Shoes: Cut25, Milly, Rebecca Taylor, DKNY, Nanette Lepore

Totes/Handbags: Rebecca Minkoff, Nanette Lepore, Elie Tahari, Zang Toi, Cut25, DKNY, Rebecca Taylor


-Alia Rajput

Photos: NYMag, WWD,

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