Style has moved! come with us to mtv news »

Ball gowns for Spring 2012 at Jason Wu, Marchesa, and Christian Siriano during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

Forget Cinderella. She may have had her happily ever after, but we're pretty sure that chick was confined to the same ball gown (blue satin and puffy white sleeves ring a bell?) for all eternity. After New York Fashion Week, we'd much rather take our pick from the Spring 2012 collections. Oozing youthful elegance, the stream of contemporary ball gowns that paraded down the runways are practically begging us for a night on the town. Take Jason Wu's strapless chartreuse number, which effortlessly combines elements of sweet (that little bow belt!) and sassy (a shorter-in-the-front hemline that allows you to show off whatever fabulous shoes you're wearing at the moment).

Read More...

Tags , , , , ,

Shards for Spring 2012 at The Blonds, Betsey Johnson, and Sherri Hill during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

Move over metallics and sequins, there are new guys in town, and these rebellious fellas are hellz bent on stealing your fashion spotlight. That's right, say hello to SHARDS! (Cue warrior-like music mixed with eery glitches and pops.) New York Fashion Week had its fair share of shiny surfaces and sequin spectaculars for Spring 2012, but for something altogether different (and, literally, EDGIER), we're going to endorse style shards for the win. Not only do they catch eyes from a distance, they can be downright dangerous-looking when viewed up close, and thus, up your own danger-girl prowess potential.

Read More...

Tags , , , ,

Sequins for Spring 2012 at Jenny Packham, Anna Sui, and Jeremy Scott during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

We're going to let you in on a secret: Spring 2012 is all about SPARKLE MOTION. That's right, when you emerge from your wintery cocoon-cave ready to breathe in the petunia fumes of a bright 'n' breezy day, imagine yourself bedazzled, nay BESPARKLED, in the sweetest of sequined embellishments. The spring collections shown at New York Fashion Week offered all kinds of shiny action for both day and night, making the prospect of wearing sequins all the more enticing. Besides, who doesn't want a little razzle-dazzle in their wardrobe?

Read More...

Tags , ,

Nails from the Nicole Miller and Jen Kao Spring 2012 shows.
Photo: WireImage/Getty Images

When models hit the runway at New York Fashion Week, we "oohed" and "ahhed" at their to-die-for ensembles, swoon-worthy hair, and impeccable shoes. But little did WE know, the best part of the Spring 2012 looks was on their fingertips! Designers all across the board stepped up their nail game SO HARD that we couldn't wait to get our hands (heh) on the runway images after the show to get a closer view. Some of our favorite looks included Nicole Miller's hot pink and purple checkered nails that reflect perfectly on the collection's bright neon ensembles. We can think of endless color combos to try right when the weather gets warm! At Jen Kao, the nails were straight-up FIERCE. The black to red gradient on the almond-shaped tips scream, "Don't mess with me OR my nails!" We need these.

Read More...

Tags , , , , , , ,

Zany prints for Spring 2012 at Jeremy Scott, Rodarte, and Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

Why DOES it always have to be flowers and circles and lines and five-point stars strewn across our bodies? There are plenty of other graphics, other shapes, other species of flora that deserve a piece of garment real estate, so why not just fork it over?? A few brave designers dared to continue blazing the trail for unique and refreshingly unexpected patterns, like the produce-aisle-inspired pieces we saw Miuccia Prada and Stella McCartney forge ahead with for Spring 2011. This season, Jeremy Scott, Rodarte, and Abbey Dawn saddled up to guide us through the next big trend frontier: ZANY PRINTS!

Read More...

Tags , , , , ,

Sportswear for Spring 2012 at Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Ruffian during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

Even if you're not really athletic, the sportswear trend that emerged from the Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week runways has you covered. And no, we're not talking the battered sneakers or faded college sorority T-shirts you still wear to the gym. We're talking luxe sportswear, light-as-air fabrics, sleek silhouettes, and lively bursts of color. We're talking Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Ruffian, who all displayed chic, sporty ensembles that you'd never actually wear to play sports, but would wear to convey your active, on-the-go lifestyle.

Read More...

Tags , , , , ,

Mixed prints for Spring 2012 at Charlotte Ronson, Anna Sui, and Karen Walker during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

The mixing of prints, whether it's florals with stripes or variations of tribal patterns worn together, is a trend that designers have been dabbling in for the past two-ish seasons, but not until this New York Fashion Week's Spring 2012 shows has it really exploded into such a colossally unavoidable force. If you haven't already dipped your toes in the idea, now is definitely the time to start experimenting. The aforementioned florals + stripes combo is a tried-and-true one and a great starting point for working up to more advanced iterations like those seen this week from Charlotte Ronson, Anna Sui, and Karen Walker.

Read More...

Tags , , , , ,

Flares for Spring 2012 at Betsey Johnson, Alice + Olivia, and Anna Sui during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

We'll always have a soft spot for the skinny pant leg, but if there's anything we picked up from New York Fashion Week's Spring 2012 shows, it's that billowy flares are back. It's as if the fashion gods have decided to give us all some breathing room from skintight silhouettes. To be sure, retro flared pants have enjoyed a surge of popularity recently, but never in such fun, playful prints as seen on the runways of Betsey Johnson, Alice + Olivia, and Anna Sui.

Read More...

Tags , , , , ,

High hair at Alice + Olivia, Mara Hoffman, and L.A.M.B. during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

If there's one hair trend we were most TRANSFIXED by during the Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week collections, we'd have to say it was the emergence of HIGH HAIR. Not only has the topknot become the UP-DO du jour for the stylee-ist of gals in the tents this season (hi, Susie Bubble!), but it's made waves (and braids) in new incarnations on the runway too. One of our faves was Alice + Olivia, who went for a more classic look, opting to slick back the hair (another SPRING TREND) before shaping it into the BIGGEST BUN we've ever seen, all teased, smoothed, and wrapped to '60s debutante perfection.

Read More...

Neon colors for Spring 2012 at Mara Hoffman, Nicole Miller, and Christian Siriano during New York Fashion Week.
Photo: Getty Images

If there was one predominant trend saturating the whole of New York Fashion Week, it had to be NEON. Yes, color is HUGE for Spring 2012, but the hues most frequently chosen across the designer spectrum were of the EYE-SEARING neon variety. Some used it as an accent color here or there, but other designers used it absolutely everywhere. Mara Hoffman, for instance, infused her Frida Kahlo-inspired "Mexican Mama" collection with jarring prints in all shades of electric-neon VIDA LOCA-ness. Nicole Miller used it sparingly, choosing to accentuate certain parts of dresses or using neon prints selectively as just skirts or tops. Christian Siriano, on the other hand, CRANKED IT. His show was a vivid jamboree of acid green and singeing orange. But WAIT, we haven't even touched upon the accessories yet...

Read More...

Tags , , , , , , , ,

About This Blog

MTV Style follows how people express themselves through fashion and beauty, from our favorite pop culture icons to you, the reader. We cover the fun, loud side of the industry with news, trends, interviews, videos, and more — MTV Style is fashion at full volume.

+ E-mail the editors: style@mtv.com
+ Follow us on Twitter:
@MTVstyle

+ Like us on Facebook:
Facebook.com/MTVstyle

+ Find us on Tumblr:
MTVstyle.Tumblr.com

+ Find us on Google+:
+MTVstyle


Editorial Director
Sophia Rai
Staff Editor
Gaby Wilson
West Coast Editor
Chrissy Mahlmeister
Assistant Editor
Maeve Keirans
Editorial Assistant
Jessie Peterson

Featured Comment

I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

Posted by Journey on Mariah Carey And Nick Cannon Shut Down Disneyland To Renew Vows In Cinderella-Themed Ensembles
©2014 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. MTV and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.