Spring 2011/2012 Trend Forecast: Romantic & Adventurous Bohemian

I’ve got all the goods on trend forecasting from my recent trip to Magic (an extremely important fashion trade show in Las Vegas) that will take the guess work out of your spring and summer shopping so you can focus your energy on just looking incredible.  Yay!  Since there’s so much information I’ll have to break up the top looks of this and next year into a few posts.  I’m starting out with these two since they are my favorite and relatively close in style.

*This information was taken from a seminar hosted by Fashion Snoops, a trend forecasting and consulting firm based out of New York.  dN Living has revised the content for its site’s readers.  The colors used are all Pantone.

{From left to right:  Alberta Ferretti, Emilio Pucci. Colors used in moodboard:  Lemon Chrome, Azalea, Jojoba, Nile Blue, Blue Curacao, Black}

Think:  70s folklore, mix patterns, layering, long length skirts, sheer fabrics, bold colors, cotton eyelet, crochet, off the shoulder silhouettes, art nouveau inspired.

Colors: periwinkle blue, jade/emerald green, neutral tan, mustard yellow, and pink/reds.

Boho colors for men: sienna, grass green, mustard yellow.

Fabrics for men: linen, textured, washed out plaids


{From left to right:  Roberto Cavalli, Oracle Fox.  Colors:  Egret, Moonbeam, Warm Sand, Pale Blush, Nile Blue, Dusky Green}

Think: Skin, suede, all about detail with a little bit of shine, animal print, safari animal, military detail with a pop of color, soft sand pink, peachy nudes, aqua sanded blues, beaded crochet, long, layered, dramatic, ethnic patterns, with wood, bone and metallic details.

*Everything with a “sanded” worn feel and fringes!

{John Varvatos.  Photo credit: Shei Magazine}

Sahara Expedition for men:  Simple, neutral/warm gold base colors with blue and red as the popup colors.

Sahara desert fabrics for men:  water repellent, burnout jerseys, meshes, heathers.  Silhouettes:  Safari silhouettes, roll up sleeves, tank tops, functional.

The moment I saw this look I immediately thought about one of my favorite bloggers, Oracle Fox, an Australian artist that is a constant inspiration.  Her talent and eye for design and beauty never cease to amaze me.

Off the Runway to Your Closet:

{Dress: Free People ($68), white tank: James Perse ($50), lace-up boots: Jeffrey Campbell ($328), fringed scarf: Emilio Pucci ($760), suede shorts: Michael Kors ($250), dip dye scarf: Banana Republic ($59.50)}

{Roberto Cavalli: Mother-of-pearl gold-plated earrings ($415),  gold-plated tusk necklace (($1,445)}

Sorry, I had to throw those in in case you had a couple thousand laying around.  Although it’s tempting to tan especially for these looks; never underestimate the power of soft blush and chocolate eyeshadow.  Stay tuned for the next top looks!

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2 Responses to Spring 2011/2012 Trend Forecast: Romantic & Adventurous Bohemian

  1. Lauren liess says:

    I love the romantic bohemian look. … And now covet the dress on th left.

    Alsonpicked up the crazy free people fir ged belt a few weeks ago and love it although it totally remonds me of our high school bad boys fashion show hahahahahh xoxo love you

  2. Lauren liess says:

    Ps- am on the ipad an it kept autocorrecting me… Sorry about the typos!

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