The kitschy trend began in spring 2012 when designers such as Prada and Kate Spade showed the lighthearted and fun side of fashion. Prada created an entire collection based on inspiration from vintage cars while Kate Spade designed handbags which mimicked swimming pools and pineapples. For fall 2012, more serious designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg have joined in the kitschy trend and taken their designs to the fun side of the spectrum.
The fall 2012 runways gave us handbags shapes like dominoes, cars, fruit and every shape imaginable. In addition to obvious pictures and shapes, designers showed designs with unexpected embellishments and fun types of trim.
Although some designers, such as Dolce & Gabbana, designed serious and rich looking collection for the fall seasons, other designers had fun with their creations and created conversation pieces.
This fall, the easy way to integrate the kitschy trend into your wardrobe is with a handbag or jewelry item. Earrings such as Twisted Silver’s “Beach Earrings” are a great way to add some fun to an ensemble and show that although it is fall, summer will never end. Kitschy handbags such as Diane Von Furstenberg’s domino clutch are also a great way to add some lighthearted appeal to dressier attire and keep people talking.
We found a few kitschy items from the spring/summer collections from around the web and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. Hope you love it! Happy shopping, have tons of fun, and stay fabulous