Balenciaga's pre-fall 2012 collection showed that neon will not be leaving and bulky or tight silhouettes are the answer. Bright 80's-like colors and even a literal neon track lighting to show that the color is important to the look's appeal. Zebra prints used in the haus of Balenciaga in 1964 have been enlarged and recycled. Menswear inspired jackets are back for casual wear giving a strong female form juxtaposed with shorts and boots.
Theyskens' Theory is full of muted black and gray tones with accented beaded leggings and commanding boots that do just that. Again, on a menswear inspired trend with two-piece suits with a casual touch of a tee underneath. Mirrors seem to be a theme in the scheme of color with the pop of silver in the collection along with the literal mirroring of the model in the presentation photos. (maybe looking into that a little hard, but maybe not...) Either way, very flattering, yet still feminine and luxe.
Prabal Gurung's PF12 has a very bold color palette with structured forms and kaleidoscope prints. The color is muted throughout the collection with the exception of pink, a deep green, and a bit or orange from the print-the looks stay mono-chromatic. That's okay though because the styling and play on layered prints and patterns makes every look flawless. Full of very form-fitting silhouettes, the collection is full of every piece thought of. The attention to detail in the beadwork and attention to exact form makes the looks incredible ready to wear pieces.