January 7, 2007
2. Retro Romance
Romance is also in the spring air, blowing in via retro feminine shapes and fabrics. Flowers are blooming on prints, hair accessories and shoe embellishments, as well as being actual inspiration points. Thakoon Panichgul told WWD that, "Peonies and their simple complexity," were the major muses of his eponymous collection, while other designers, like Louis Vuitton and Valentino, hit upon the romantic trend through petticoat tiers of silk and chiffon. For a less literal translation of this trend, look for garments that suggest softness-in both color (think muted and dusty pastels) and cut.