While all of us have already been privy to the key spring 2012 fashion collections, it’s easy to misjudge the season’s trends based solely upon what the dominant players are doing. So today we bring you an insight into colours for spring 2012 whose point of origin lies outside the dominant four fashion cities.

These are colour trends for Spring / Summer 2012 from Copenhagen, and give a look at how the Danes, and those who subscribe to their sartorial aesthetic, will be approaching the season.

The Copenhagen International Fashion Fair identified four thematic colour trends for the fashion season, with each look relevant to both sexes.

Unfortunately for those fashionisers approaching this from a fashion design perspective Pantone codes are note available for these story boards. However, you can see Pantone’s spring 2012 interpretation at that link.

 

New Edge – women’s

edgey women's colours

edgey women's colours

In New Edge, we represent a strong desire for modern shapes that we would like to be pure yet sensual. This modern outlook offers a radically simple, minimal aestheticis found appealing once again, updating an idea of classicism and timelessness. Between a search for original purity and the redefinition of shapes, we identify the contours of a new frame of reference. Highly stylized, shapes and lines are defiantly structured or erased to leave room for a comfortable ergonomy with generous, envel- oping, air-conditioned fullness. We draw strengh from the desert, a fasci- nation for expanses without borders and opt for timeless eroded denim and sediment-like fabric effects.

 

New Edge – men’s

edgey men's colours

edgey men's colours

 

Technicolor Summer – women’s

colourful women's spring 2012

colourful women's spring 2012

This is a call for pure relaxation, cheerfulness and vacationing : a joyous escape from everyday life. Take up the colors of summer and the codes of seductiveness and give them a joyful spin, without fear of being over the top. We play Summer clichés « to the hilt » between jet-set opulence sultry seduction and impetuous glamour of the Happy Hour. Or opt for a California cool, coloring the preppy look with show-off humor, and play- ing with beachwear and American casualwear to concoct a smart relaxed look. Summer once again has a mythical attraction !

 

Technicolor Summer – men’s

colourful men's spring 2012

colourful men's spring 2012

Soft alternative – women’s

soft women's colours

soft women's colours

Start dreaming of a more gentle connection with time, of a return to a more authentic existence. Between pragmatic realism – a better qual- ity of life, sustainable and local consumption – and fantasized idealism – the dream of a simple and fair life, of authentic values … Enchanted authentics offers a continuation of the slow movement, but has a more elaborate and richer artisanal edge. It is a celebration of generosity, gen- tleness, richness and consistency and a desire to rediscover a refined, long-forgotten savoir-faire and seek graceful sensuality with old-fash- ioned charm. Compose a refreshing romanticism, without naiveté. Like a wistful collector, list the outfits of forgotten trades and crafts or prefer endearing and dainted touches for an enchanting bucolic mood.

Soft Alternative – men’s

soft women's colours

soft women's colours

Urban Jungle – women’s

urban fashion colours

urban fashion colours

A sign of the times, Urban Jungle reflects the need for a strong, daring, imposing, confident attitude to better integrate and confront the intense, everyday life of the city. Effervescence, high performance, hectic rhythms and survival of the fittest …To evolve everyday in urban environments which slowly mutate into urban jungles, we take inspiration from the fan- tastic, primitive forest: intense and wild, it symbolizes a thirst for survival and revives a dynamic, energizing primal force. Prints mimic and explore a rich Equatorial wildlife in luxurious camouflages or take inspiration and graphic strength from indigenous traditions.

Urban Jungle – men’s

urban fashion colours

urban fashion colours

 

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about spring / summer 2012’s fashions, you can follow that link. More information on the season’s colour trends is available at that link

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