Sneak peek: spring fashion trends 2011

Fall has barely just begun and fashion is already looking forward towards spring. Here are the top trends emerging from the Spring 2011 collections, courtesy of


Color Returns

Spring is all about color, often saturated and strong, from neon intense hues and ’70s French couture, worn color-blocked or mixed and layered with neutrals.

American Style

The sportswear influence is best expressed in a soft and earthy palette this season. The look is clean, unadorned, athletic style with a controlled silhouette that looks perfectly put-together.


Ballet-inspired colors and silhouettes emerge as the new way to dress for night.


Aristocratic Punk

Punk energy returns with studs and pins, flashes of neon, scaled-up patterns, lots of leather, and eye-catching, radical flats.

Hyper Prints

Bold graphics and 2-D florals add dynamism to even the simplest, most uncluttered clothes.


Lace gets a makeover, losing its fussiness: The more ornate and intricate it is, the simpler the clothes need to be.



The preppy favorite is back and bolder than ever with wide, sporty stripes in hearty colors like rich yellows and classic reds.

Menswear Pants

Borrowing, yet again, from the boys, the slightly more feminine adaptation of the menswear pant continues into spring.


This spring a softer shine of all kinds, from vintage gold lamé to floor-length silver chiffon, is a modern solution to dressing up.

photos: Mario Testino / Vogue

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