It all starts on the catwalk. Designer collections pave the way for the fashion season’s must haves and fashion savvy consumers copy the trends on the high street or online.
This spring summer there are lots of colours and tones influenced by the catwalk that are set to take centre stage this spring summer.
An early starter was Monochrome. This was the transitional look from the end of the winter season bringing us in to spring. The black and white tones on retro patterns tapped into the mood of the ending of the winter season but the chic styles of the monochrome looks make the black and white a combination of choice for spring.
Christian Lacroix and Gareth Pugh were catwalk leaders with the monochrome theme running throughout their shows.
Other colours making waves this spring summer are yellow, in acidic and bright shades and blue, in ultramarine and cobalt electric hues.
Last year Victoria Beckham wore a floor length acid yellow Roberto Cavalli dress. Who would have though it would have been the colour of choice for the spring summer season? Lanvin and Valentino lead the way with yellow featuring prominently in their collections. The hue is perfect for the season.
Blue in all shades, particularly electric and ultramarine, is a top choice for S/S 07. Probably a result of the sporty water theme running through fashion week for spring summer, blue is to become the colour to be seen in.
There are many websites to help you keep up with the latest trends. Fashion bible Vogue has the latest fashion news and British online retailer Discoo offers a celebrity and catwalk news section.
Fashion is as fast as ever and it’s easier than ever to achieve the catwalk look.