Trends to hope for from the spring 2013 runways

New York Fashion Week kicks off today with a forum and the Style Awards. New York Fashion Week will be in full swing by Thursday; and designers will show off their new collections for spring 2013. While we have barely started wearing our fall 2012 wardrobe, and chances are we are not done shopping for fall, spring 2013 will soon be splashed in our faces and make fall seem oh-so-last-year; yawn!

Back in spring 2012 the runways were filled with bright colors, color blocking and lighthearted styles which reminded us that fashion is a fun form of wearable art. Forecasters have already predicted that bright colors and neon hues will be front and center for spring 2013. It has also been forecast by Pantone that blue will be the new black!

Although bright colors and neon hues have been predicted for spring 2013, even before designers show off their new collection on the runways, we cannot forget that in spring 2012 the designers in Paris were all about pastels. Sweet shades of lavender and mint were mixed in with bright colors as some of spring 2012’s most important colors. I feel like Paris will continue with pastels and the sweet, feminine color palette may even get sprinkled onto the runways in Milan, New York and London for spring 2013.

As for other trends such as color blocking, florals and metallics, it should be interesting to see if designers continue them or if they go in a new direction. With the proposed uptick in neon dye lots ordered by designers for their spring 2013 collection, we have to wonder if the 1980’s will make another comeback or if bright colors will take a futuristic turn.

I guess we will find out tomorrow what spring 2013 will bring! What trends do you think will hit the runways on Thursday? What trends would you like to see continue and which one do you hope are left behind in 2012? Please leave a comment below or join us on Facebook!