Winter is coming to an end, so here are some of the upcoming trends that you will see in the months of spring and summer for 2012. The common theme that you will find throughout all of the trends for the upcoming season is a feminine ease, and with the right style and product, many of these can be wash and go.
The ‘Wet Look’
This slicked back ‘wet look’ was seen on several runways including Donna Karan, Mugler, Alexander Wang, VPL and Chanel. This can be worn in a variety of styles from damp waves to a product drenched chignon to only doing ‘wet’ roots. The look can be achieved by towel drying your hair and applying a wax and gloss throughout, avoiding the roots and finish of with hairspray.
VPL Spring/Summer 2012
Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2012
This one is actually me, lol. Photography by Richard Saunders
This version of the center part is one that creates the look of effortlessness and ease. The center part graced the runways of Calvin Klein, Band of Outsiders and Burberry Prorsum. The look is almost stepping into a 90’s grunge era by creating an urban wave with tousled locks. The key to this is not to make the look too perfect, in fact tossing your head upside down to blowdry with a mild mousse or lotion would work just perfect. You can also take your curling iron, or straightener and add a slight curl to the ends to finish off the look.
Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2012
Band of Outsiders Spring/Summer 2012
The headwear for the upcoming season is everything from scarves, wraps and floppy hats and really embraces the retro vibe. This look is fantastic with tousled locks and perfect if you want that extra 20 mins of beauty sleep. Scarves and wraps were seen on several runways including Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Nicholas K.
Nicholas K Spring/Summer 2012
Dior Spring/Summer 2012
Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012
The top knot and high piled messy bun have been around for a couple of years now and are still holding quite strong. This look was seen on L.A.M.B., Jen Kao and Lavin runways. It is a fairly effortless look that doesn’t require much time and works best on medium to longer hair. The key is to make it messy chic.
L.A.M.B. Spring/Summer 2012
Jen Kao Spring/Summer 2012
Bouffants, fingerwaves, and big blowouts were on several runways including Diane Von Furstenburg, Tracy Reese, Rochas and Fendi. All eras were pulled from and showcased, but the key is to take those looks and slightly deconstruct them to give them a modern edge.
Dior Spring/Summer 2012
Tracy Reese Spring/Summer 2012
Extreme Side Part
The extreme side part was seen on Dior, Derek Lam and Emilio Pucci runways. This look is achieved by parting your hair where the tip of your eyebrow ends and tossing it back in either a messy or slicked chignon or low pony.
Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2012
Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2012
The bob for this season is flirty and fun, almost a throwback to classic Meg Ryan. Dior and Luca Luca both featured some fantastic bobs and faux bobs on their runways. If you are not wanting to take the step of chopping off your locks but want to have a little fun with the look then try the faux bob which I am sporting in the pic below. You can set your hair with some hot rollers and then just start curling the hair under and pinning it up. Finish it off with a flexible hold hairspray.
Luca Luca Spring/Summer 2012
Me again. This is actually a faux bob tucked under with bobby pins. Hair by Cameron Martens
Some of the colour on the runway for spring/summer 2012 was crazy, bold and oh so fun. Both Thakoon and Narcisco Rodriguez showcased the ‘graffiti’ sprayed look with bright pinks, oranges and yellows. Peter Som took a more subtle route and had chunky highlights of pastels throughout his models’ hair.
Thakoon Spring/Summer 2012
Peter Som Spring/Summer 2012
And don’t worry gentlemen, I have not forgotten about you…
The Men’s style across the runways showed a lot of length on top and short around the sides and back. Fairly retro and good news for the boys that like to go a little longer in between haircuts.
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2012
Dries Van Noten 2012