Marie Claire UK

March 2013

The March edition of Marie Claire UK has everything we need to know about Spring's upcoming trends. Their chicly studio~shot fashion spread features stunning model Nico O, styled by Jayne Pickering, in the ideal guide to the most modish looks and key styles for the season. 

Ruffles. Gucci introduces us to oversized ruffles and key-hole cut-out necklines in this vivid floral swirl silk print dress from their enticing SS13 collection. Hot pink ankle strap sandals and a bejewelled neckpiece accompany this look.

See-Through & Checks. Nico models what is an increasing popular trend already on the red carpet. Louis Vuitton imposes a series of see-through checks and block prints for Spring. She wears a white sequined bodysuit with checked silk cut-out skirt and leather pumps.

Sicilian Holiday. We have Dolce & Gabbana to thank for taking us on a journey through Italy with their expressive prints. Nico is beautiful in a black lace and silk organza print dress with puff sleeves. Chunky colourful raffia earrings add to the charm of this trend.

Luxe Sport. Of all 80 looks from Chanel's Spring 2013 collection, this was the last one I expected to see in editorial. But I am glad it was selected as it shows the sports luxe side of the famously feminine French label. Nico wears a white cotton blend zip-up quilted jacket...sprinkled with a few glass is Chanel after all.

Power Prints. There are few to rival Peter Pilotto when it comes to creating innovative and clashing geometric prints. For this editorial, he serves up viscose skinny striped patterned pants with a frilled peplum cut-out top. Matching heels are by Nicholas Kirkwood.

70's Glamour. Nico displays retro elegance in one of my favourite looks from the Saint Laurent Spring runway. Channeling the glamour of the 70's, she dons a black silk crepe gown with chiffon tiered ruffle shoulders and a wide leather belt. Edgy leather gloves and a fedora style this sophisticated look.

Metallics. This season, metallics are seeped in vibrant colour as seen on the catwalk of Dior. Nico is striking in a lustrous striped orange, green and lilac silk strapless dress with trailing hemline. The metal-strap heels are the real scene-stealer here.

White Out. Another imperative trend for Spring is all white from head to heel - the perfect lightness to subdue those hotter days. Nico is dressed in a silk shirt and white leather trousers with intricate cut-work, which is from Roberto Cavalli's SS13 collection.

Twisted. It was Christopher Kane who turned coiled twirls of plastic mainstream, using an unusual fabric and braiding it into something wearable. Nico wears a pastel pink plastic silk dress with complex textured twists of fabric. 

Geisha. The Oriental trend is one we've seen across many Spring 2013 runways, with a strong Japanese influence at Prada. This white silk satin look features delicate origami folds and floral emblems. I somehow don't see the shoes becoming a chain store convention.

Embellishment. Bringing a dose of glitziness to Spring, we see ornate embellishments find its way onto trousers and tops & not just evening gowns. Lanvin showcased this exquisite black cotton and silk organza ensemble with structured shoulder and metallic choker. 

Which of these Spring trends are you most looking forward to?

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