Spring 2012 Fashion Inspiration for Your Home

Fashion Week is about six months before the calendar. While we’re considering cozying up our houses to get us through a long winter, the runways of New York are full of their spring looks. However, it is always fun to take inspiration from the runways and bring it home.

The displays in New York were filled with architecturally structured pieces balanced by a little bit of flounce (supplied by unexpected materials like latex and tranluscent iridescents) — often hemmed-in in new ways such as harnesses and sportswear-inspired large zippers. Prints were amped up: lush abstract florals, new takes on geometrics and bold color, including lots of bright yellows, deep electric blues, fiery orange-reds, and eye-popping purples. Here’s a look at a few of the tendencies rocking the runways could be implemented at home.

More: Directly from the Runway: Orange and PInk

Wallpaper Collective

Prabal Gurung’s collection was completely eye-popping and provocative. It was sort of Katy Perry gone dominatrix, heavy on the purples, latex, peek-a-boo, and prints that had a Rorschach ink-blot mirrored appearance.

RID, Carolina V. Gentry

Diane von Furstenberg infused her looks with pops of brilliant yellow, often combining yellow, gray and white.

Alexander Wang used long zippers to reign in his flouncy yet comfy looks. Try using this movement with a zipper-shaped route on your own landscape.

Just Perfect!

Derek Lam balanced arrangement with flounce, and lots of grey, yellow and white.

Atmosphere Interior Design Inc..

Oscar de la Renta was large on bold yellow touches as well.

Niki Papadopoulos

At Marc Jacobs, unexpected textures like croc patterns and futuristic iridescent, translucent fabrics added drama to his ensembles. The effect was similar to how these arcylic chairs, soft pillows, and all this glass work in this room.

Tracy Murdock Allied ASID

DKNY amped up color with brilliant florals in fiery red-orange along with an electrified hue of navy. While their florals needed a Warholian flair, the combination lends itself nicely to this assortment of Asian urns, vases and stools paired with the bright red tufted chairs.

My favorite show, Zac Posen, was likely not the very daring, but it revealed such a very clear comprehension of craft, history, a girl’s body and hints of restrained Art Deco flair. His silhouettes perfectly balanced arrangement and flounce, and added just the ideal amount of detail. I’m sure the star stylists have a frenzy trying to score his dresses for awards year.

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