Fashion will be frothy, frilly and feminine next season. Models walk the runway during the Chanel Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at the Grand Palais.
In Paris, a model presents a creation by Italian designer Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent. Retailers will put an emphasis on shape and color blocking to accentuate fluid silhouettes.
Models present creations by British designer Clare Waight Keller for Chloe on October 3 in Paris. Expect to see loose layers, creams and whites in picked up by retailers in malls and high-street stores.
A detail of a model on the runway during the Balmain Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2012 show in Paris. Always a hit with buyers, Balmain's show followed light-palette and structure trends.
Models present creations by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen on October 4 in Paris. Experts predict next season will be about celebrating the female form.
A model displays a Vera Wang creation at New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012. Spring/Summer 2012 will see a lot of prints, according to buyers.