Spring sets aside its soft, sweet reputation for something more daring. Bold colours, attention-getting prints, skin-baring details and see-through fabrics – this season, fashion is all about coming on strong.
Spring’s favourite colours squared off on runways, making black-and-white check the season’s hottest pattern – and a trend worth checking out.
Monochromatic, head-to-toe colour – in vibrant shades of emerald green, orange, cobalt blue or hot pink – is one of the brightest ideas for spring.
EAST MEETS WEST
Kimono-inspired jackets, oriental prints, mandarin collars and Asian-influenced dresses bring a tempting, traditional twist to modern dressing.
Iridescent fabrics, shimmering foils and dazzling colour make the newest take on metallics a shining example of spring style.
STRIPE A POSE
Thick, thin, horizontal, vertical or diagonal stripes, no matter what direction, they all lead to spring’s freshest look.
The clutch in high-voltage hues and eye-catching textures is the must-grab accessory this season.
The gladiator sandal is revamped for spring 2013. From ankle-grazing to knee-high, it’s a look that packs a powerful fashion kick.
Openwork, skin-revealing cutouts and see-through fabrics add a touch of sheer femininity to spring fashion.
Designers salute Sixties style, bringing back mini skirts, A-line dresses, bold prints, kitten heels and other reinventions of retro cool.