Nothing says Spring quite like flushed, lightly sun-kissed cheeks. Orange-pink blushes in coral, peach, and orangesicle were seen copiously on the runways. Modern and classic designers alike amplified this trend — Isabel Marant, Max Mara, and Valentino were just a few that proved that a coral-hued blush works for both casual and evening looks. Take a peek at the various ways you can make a coral blush work for you.
Metallic eye shadow shades like gold, copper, and silver were a lustrous trend on Spring 2012 runways. Radiant yet subtly hued, mineral-inspired colors highlighted eyes without overpowering the rest of the face. Check out how Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Phillip Lim, and other big-name designers made use of the look and get in on the trend ore-ly.
The Spring 2012 runway saw a lot of loose side swoops, and with good reason. Pinning the front of your hair close to the ear gives the illusion of a side bang, making it an especially useful technique for women who don't want to commit to cutting their hair. We saw this trend in the Spring collections of Blumarine, Richard Chai Love, Jill Stuart, and others, so click through and take a look at this attractive and romantic face-framing style.
Sexy, dramatic cat eyes were a visible trend on Spring 2012 runways. Monique Lhuillier, Betsey Johnson, and Armani were just a few labels that incorporated alluring statement eyeliner that gives eyes an instant lift. While classic black took the lead, colored liners like tangerine, gold, and indigo instantly added a modern touch. See 10 Spring runway looks that capture the allure and instant appeal of feline eyes.
Paris Fashion Week is the crème de la crème of fashion weeks, with designers like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Valentino showing off their beautiful iterations for Spring 2012. The City of Light proved that pretty peplums are the must-have silhouette for next season. Whether you want a slight peplum via a thick waist belt, or you're ready to wear a dramatic ruffled version, make sure to keep peplums on your radar for Spring.
To see all the top trends from Paris Fashion Week, click to view our Paris Trend Report.
Now that you've checked out the most gorgeous gowns from Paris Fashion Week, it's time to turn your attention to the quirkier side of fashion. Just in time for Halloween, we gathered the 20 most outrageous runway looks from New York, London, Milan, and Paris for your viewing pleasure. From ghoulish goblins at Vivienne Westwood to space age creatures at Gareth Pugh, let's just say there's enough to keep you amused. Click the slideshow to see what all of the fuss is about, then tell us which one you think is the craziest!