Between Jil Sander’s surgical white, Proenza Schouler’s retro prints, Prada’s motor leather and Louis Vuitton’s oversized English embroidery, the sea water color quietly carves its place in the trends of summer 2012. After the success of nude pink and the undisputed reign of the neon, it is now the turn of pastel shades such as fifties milkshake to make a breakthrough in the most influential collections. But, if the faded daffodil yellow, candyfloss pink and other such colors should have no trouble seducing fashionistas, the sea bluish green water – not too favored so far by fashion because of its tendency to make the complexion seem pale – has its part on the catwalks this year. A risky challenge, but nonetheless essential that the greatest designers bring to all fashion lovers.
In case you need a proof, just take a look at the main trends promoters: this season, none of their collections succeeds to ignore the light green shades of blue waters. If Raf Simons bets on the turquoise, with Proenza Schouler, the spot of deep waters is barely relieved by a placket in zebra buttons. Whether with ACNE it impregnates a leather top and under the Miuccia Prada’s fingers it decorates a pleated block, opaline green is everywhere.
There is no need to wait any longer to indulge in this peaceful color. With so many signs and versions proposed by designers, you won’t fail to look elegant and trendy with sea green. Ballet flat shoes and sleeveless shirts in all shades of blue and green can already be seen at Topshop and they will bring a touch of color for the summer of 2012, making you think about the sea or the sky. From ultra diluted blue to pistachio green, this pastel shade will initially have all interests to play a low profile game, accompanying faded denim, navy blue, black slate and classic white, before emerging when spring comes in Vuitton’s light shades or with Prada’s bold ones.