Elegance, sophistication, a hint of rebellion and a fabulous 70s allure instantly make the Jitrois spring/summer 2012 collection a genuine source of inspiration for the moments when looking polished while still maintaining a bold attitude is intensely desired. Designer Jean-Claude Jitrois took the leading style trends of the season and gave them a fabulous classy touch. The result? Irresistible combos, gorgeous pieces, perfect proportions and a chic allure that is next to impossible not to be admired.

The multitude of leather pieces is one of most recognizable elements of the collection for a couple of reasons. First, the leather jacket is the perfect layering piece to help you look sculpted and to draw attention to your upper body part with sophistication. When chosen in a contrasting tone, this piece can add a whole new dimension to your look and in case the color matches the rest of the outfit, it can elongate your silhouette and even accentuate the desired allure. Same goes for leather skirts which are the perfect break from the uber feminine printed skirts that have come to dominate the fashion scene in the last months.

To add a little interest without going for the usual style elements, exotic skin textures and prints used in moderation can have a significant effect. Whether we are talking about textural touches or about separate pieces, the potential for upgrading the seductive potential of an outfit while still maintaining a modern perspective and a classy allure is extremely significant. This is exactly why geometric leather or patent leather handbags prove such a great choice for complementing the outfits that make up the collection.

Though simplicity dominates both when it comes to design and accessorizing, occasional asymmetric touches, merges between fabrics or bold touches like oversized belts add a distinct gorgeous allure to the outfits presented. And, while cocktail wear is the main focus, the gorgeous textural touches, the lace, chiffon, mesh and strategic sheer touches really spice up the evening wear alternatives and manage to make them all the more lust-worthy.

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