Hightlights: London & Milan’s 2011 Spring Fashion Week

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By Blerona

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London

London showed its true colors this season. Yellow was confirmed as a key emerging trend on the London runways, Watermelon pinks replace summer’s perennial coral tones, and floral brights also return to the runways. Mixing bright colors was seen on the runway by designers such as Gucci. Stripe patterns were also seen but with cutouts, draping and soft colorful stripes.

Colors of the RunwayEmilio de la Morena, Burberry Prorsum, Mathew Williamson, Nicole Farhi

StripesKinder Aggugini, Jaeger London

Combining PrintsErdem, Basso & Brooke, Clements Ribeiro, Basso & Brooke

FringeNicole Farhi, Mathew Williamson, Mark Fast

Raffia FringeSass & Bide, Mathew Williamson, Holly Fulton

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Milan

Milan had an amazing fashion week. Designers combined bright colors by layering in unrelated haphazard mixes. Floral prints were very popular for the spring season in Milan, as well as long flowy floral dresses for the spring breeze. Designers such as Just Cavalli and Marni showed amazing trims embellishments using sequins and palliates. Just as in London fringe is also popular in Milan fashion week.

Color ClashAquilano & Rimondi, Gucci

Floral PrintsAquilano & Rimondi, D&G, Alberta Ferretti

FringeGucci, Versace, Roberto Cavalli

Long and FlowyD&G, Maurizio Pecoraro, Alberta Ferretti

EmbellishedJust Cavalli, Marni, Iceberg, Gianfranco Ferre