Trends for 2012 are being interpreted in a light that is harrowingly optimistic. Forecasters are relentlessly and stubbornly translating bright palettes, bold accessories, and daring silhouettes as signs for better times to come. But dare I suggest that this movement is more of an emotional reaction – a desire to amplify our positivity and mask apprehension?
Burak Uyan’s fresh geometric platforms in Paxil pink could indicate sanguinity, but perhaps its promising power is the more realistic desire. A clutch by Diane von Furstenberg in Blue Curacao might be more liquid courage than organic audacity and the double-zip Akris jumper in an addicting Paris green grabs us with its capacity to camouflage anxiety.
Are we thrilled? Or have we become comfortably numb?
Diane von Furstenberg
Post by Amanda LaMela