New York and London have made way for Milan, but the mile-a-minute pace of Fashion Week means that it's easy to miss some of the most interesting runway looks. Check out some up-close photos of hair and makeup, and don't miss our guide to Spring 2012 nail trends as well as some snaps of cool nail art spotted at the London shows!
Inspired by the British seaside and all the campy fun that comes with it — donkey rides, ice cream, and the inevitable rain that makes great British Summer style synonymous with rain gear. That said, the palette was sweet as candy — literally the colors are named lemon sherbet, candy pink, and marshmallow white. The style is playful, but luxurious — there are raincoats, many of them with oversized silhouettes or super-short lengths and paired with long dresses and skirts. It's a mix and match style that manages to be sporty, but totally feminine thanks to details like lace applique and silky fabrics. Mulberry is known for accessories, and the new travel collection, inspired by vintage steamer trunks, features metal corners and a luggage tag. Inspired by the prizes won along beach-side arcades, Mulberry added teddy rivets and twist locks to the iconic Alexa and Lily style.
London Fashion Week is in full gear right now with celebrities, like Kristen Stewart and Kate Moss, showing off some of their best looks at runway shows and parties. We also spotted Olivia Palermo — looking amazing as usual — making her rounds and Rachel Zoe working her signature '70s flair. Want to see more? Check out the slideshow to see more stylish celebs at London Fashion Week!
Matthew Williamson delivered his signature bohemian glamour for Spring 2012 via lush prints and flowing dresses; he also offered more structured options for the boho-glam working girl. Color was a big story — think tropical island colors like aqua, papaya, sunny yellow, and palm-frond green. But Williamson's fun-loving, gorgeous dresses were styled with structured blazers; a series of silky full-length shirts paired with bright blazers; and there were bold colored trousers mixed with silky blouses. It made for an extremely versatile collection that lost none of that fun sexiness one wants from Williamson. Of course, there were evening options, as well, with swirly beading and feathers galore.
Topshop Unique presented a Spring 2012 collection at London Fashion Week that had a distinct downtown sporty edge thanks to wild prints, cutouts, mesh, and metallics. If you have a music festival in your future, these clothes might also be for you. Denim swing skirts had geometric-cum-tribal metallic print, a sporty sweatshirt had a photo print of Liz Taylor, and accessory-wise, the gold metallic flatforms and visors had "everyday wear for the boho sporty set" written all over them. We'll add more pictures as they come in, but for now, take a first look at what Topshop will be adding for Spring 2012.