FASHION 101: TRENDS
Geometry ruled the runways, especially in the Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear Louis Vuitton and Missoni. The key is to balance the look out with a muted and neutral bag, shoes, and the other parts of your outfit, like they did in both catwalks. If you do this, then the main attention will be on the geometric print, so it won't have any competition with your other pieces.
Another trend you could see everywhere in the Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear was bedazzled swimsuits. Like in the Louis Vuitton runway (left) where they chose to go with chains that included jewels strung to the one-piece and a shimmering gold color. In the Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear Alexander Mcqueen runway (right) they also showcased dazzling swimsuits, this time being white, another swimsuit trend.
Short-shorts have always been known as sort of trampy, not "Upper East Side" classic. So designers stepped up to the plate and evolved this piece, so now short-shorts can almost be evening wear (almost). The Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear Versace runway is my favorite, displaying a big pop of color on top (with matching bag, of course) and neutral shorts and shoes. The Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear Miu Miu runway also displayed a very classy ensemble while still looking effortless.
The shirtdress was truly one of the biggest trends of the year, wether dressed up or down, being loose fitted or structured. One that really struck a chord with audiences everywhere was this Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear Stella McCartney runway shirtdress (left). It can be dressy or casual, still maintaining elegance wherever you go. Another shirtdress that stood out was this Spring 2006 Ready-to-Wear Imitation of Christ runway one, which is more structured than the Stella McCartney but still feminine.