By Donna Kato
Vivid brights and fruit-bowl flavors include cobalt and emerald green, oranges and yellows.
Thoroughly Modern ’20s
A nod to the flapper era with lean, drop waist dresses, cloche hats and Art Deco prints.
I see through you
Transparency achieved with fluttery, tissue-light fabrics and layers.
Throw it on
Ponchos, the breezy sister of cold weather capes and cloaks.
Athletic touches such as drawstrings, zip-up jackets and sporty details where you least expect them.
Color, retro, sheer fabrics, oh my!
Spring is the thing for us California girls. While we love our coats and cozy sweaters, what we want most are mood-lifting colors and uncomplicated silhouettes that fit active lifestyles. Here, from the recent runway showings, a forecast of what’s to come for 2012.
Betty Grable’s Closet
From swimsuits to ladylike suits with nipped in waistlines, a touch of the 1940s.
Blue Plus Green
A fresh approach to the season, mixing blues and greens.
Fabrics with movement add lightness to longer lengths.
Flower power viewed through a kaleidoscope.
Brazen and bold, some with an Art Deco feel.