Runway Trend SS2012: Printed Pants

September 14, 2011


Ladies, for spring 2012 get ready to throw any sort of reservedness to the WIND. On the back end of winter designers are betting on our wanting to SHOUT at the sun. It will be all about wild prints and bold colors and pants in cuts from slim to palazzo.

Here’s a preview.

Prabal Gurung via

Prabal Gurung via

DKNY via

Diane von Furstenberg via

Rebecca Minkoff via

Cynthia Rowley via NY Magazine

Nicole Miller via Vogue.It

Custo Barcelona via

I cannot WAIT.

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11 Responses to “Runway Trend SS2012: Printed Pants”

  1. Mir Says:

    I realize that the average person is not supposed to be able to walk off the runway from NYFW in one of these outfits and rock it, but honestly… these women look like they’re wearing pajamas, to me. Would love to see a pic of a REAL PERSON wearing a bold patterned pant in a way that doesn’t scream “I couldn’t be bothered to get dressed before heading to the Kroger for smokes.” 😉

    • pamlewis Says:

      Well, yes, the styling on the runway (or even a red carpet for that matter) is not going to translate well into “real life”. That said, I’d treat boldly patterned pants thusly:

      1. A simple or minimally patterned shirt — fitted if the pants are wide and flowy, a flowy-er shirt if they are slim pants. Ye ol’ white t-shirt or tank works well here.

      2. Killer metallic flat sandals or a simply-strapped neutral / black heels

      3. Simple hair, some great earriings.

      The pants will be the focal point in this — and with some simple acountrements you’ll look polished – not pajama-ed. 🙂

  2. Knighton Says:

    I am afraid of the printed pants. I’m self-conscious enough about my hips and thighs already. *shudder*

  3. Mandy Says:

    For the love of all that is sacred, ladies…..PLEASE unplug your pants.

    • pamlewis Says:

      Oh, come on – you need some sassy pants.

      • Knighton Says:

        Ok, “sassy pants” makes me laugh. And reminds me of an encounter with a scary lady at a vintage shop this weekend.

        I didn’t particularly like the shoes she was hawking, and in a huff, she exclaimed, “you need more fabulous in your life, darling.”

        But the comment was not said the way a nice gay boyfriend might have said he. It was kinda mean and insulting. How could someone make “fabulous, darling” into an insult?!?!?


  4. April Says:

    sorry my favorite fashionista ~ I have to agree with the crowd … no patterns on these lower extremities ;D



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