The spring summer season of 2011 is not all about busy vibrant prints and complicated patterns. Classic clean cuts and approached in a variety of different angles and perspectives are a wonderful alternative for those who are fans of a simpler and more versatile look. Check out a few interesting variations of this trend on various runways.


Complicated patterns and prints and innovative and daring cuts might be a great way to create diversity and perk up your style but when it comes to versatility and flexibility, it can be hard to match the variety of combinations that are possible when selecting minimalistic pieces.
The classic lines and undeniable elegance of these items have determined many famous designers to include variations of this trend in their collections in many different forms.

Although clean lines and simple designs are the common characteristics of the minimal fashion trend, the perspectives can greatly vary from one designer to another. This season minimalism doesn't necessarily mean neutral colors, although the minimal white fashion trend will be a highly popular trend for the season.

Bold colors when used intelligently can create a daring and interesting look.
Prabal Gurung, Angelo Marani, Rachel Roy, Trias , BCBG or Lyn Devan offer some great examples when it comes to using bold, vibrant colors that create an look that attracts attention in a positive way without coming on as too strong.


One of the strongest points of the minimalist fashion trend is without a doubt the multiple possibilities that exist when it comes to accessorizing. Depending on the area you most want to emphasize you can select the most appropriate accessories to meet your goal.

While a belt can highlight a slim waist by drawing attention to the mid section of the body a detail placed on the upper part of the body can be a great idea when it comes to highlighting facial features. 1A Classe by Alviero, Todd Lynn or Carolina Herrera offer a set of fabulous dresses with simple details that create a classy yet modern look.

For a balanced approach that combines the a neutral tones with vibrant shades you can opt for look like the on on the Adam runways which emphasizes the lower body part by selecting a vibrant on the lower body part. With a casual yet very modern vibe, combinations like this one reflect the minimalist attitude perfectly with an urban accent that is easily noticeable the first time you take a look at the a similar outfit.


Neutral shades have an important place when it comes to the minimalist trend as they go hand in hand with this approach. Subtle tones such as camel, ivory, or sand shades were used extensively even in collections that were not necessarily based on these ideas. Phillip Lim, Richard Chai Love, Yigal Azrouël, Rag & Bone collections were filled with interesting style suggestions using this neutral shades that are imaginatively combined to create original and versatile outfits.

Perhaps the most powerful and influential tendency of the minimalist trend is the minimalist white minimalist fashion trend made popular by Michael Kors. Since it seems like white will be the star color of spring summer season 2011 it might be useful to take a look at some of the collections that have chosen to popularize this trend.

Collections from Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Derek Lam, Reed Krakoff, Reed Krakoff, Thakoon, Band of Outsiders or Yigal Azrouël can be wonderful inspiration sources for various personalities from those who prefer romantic outfits to those who like clean geometric lines as well as futuristic or postmoden influences.

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