Evening wear always promises grand creativity, luxurious fabrics, and the most stunning silhouettes. Spring 2011 promises to be nothing less than remarkable. The season boasts striking colors, new shapes, and unexpected pieces.
Sheer gowns popped up on the Zac Posen, shocking many and intruding even more. Zac Posen carefully hides the most intimate body parts with strategically placed details like feathers. Besides for these small details Zac Posen leaves little else to the imagination. These looks are not for the faint of heart, but make the perfect option for the individual with the confidence to pull them off.
On the other side of the sheer trend is Jenny Packham. She also showed a line of sheer dresses. Although stemming from the same trend, the collection designed by Jenny Packham exudes a much softer, less in-your- face feeling. Her looks feature neutral, pale colors that lend an elegant feeling to each design despite the sheerness.
Next we look to the runways of Marchesa and Oscar De La Renta where meticulous design details transformed evening wear into sculptures. The architectural designs produced by both design houses resemble beautiful pieces of artwork. Both designers understand the importance of balancing the vast amount of detail with nude colors. This simple design strategy makes these pieces wearable and not costume-like.
Jumpsuits were featured on almost every runway during the spring 2011 shows. Typically people look to jumpsuits for daytime looks, but this season take a chance with one of these new takes for evening. Boasting rich fabrics, new cuts, and an array of colors there is a jumpsuit available for every event.
Pants & Shorts
When we think of evening wear our minds normally jump to images of luxurious gowns. Designers wanted to show something different for spring 2011, and many decided to show glamorous pants and even shorts. Vera Wang showed many high-waisted, skinny styles with specially placed draping. She also showed many different length shorts in a variety of styles that make them perfectly appropriate for evening.
Colors of Spring
Spring’s color palette is generally expected to include the typical pastels and floral prints. Fortunately, this spring designers did not stick to these basic ideas. Designers chose bold colors for many of their designs, ranging from the brightest of reds and oranges to stark white. The most observed pastel color was mint green which popped up on runways everywhere.
The most important thing to remember for spring is to think outside of the normal spring trends, this spring is all about making a statement, and there is no better time to try new trends than evening.