Miss the color blocking trend that was one of the hottest fashion trends for spring/summer 2011? Then you should definitely check out the spring 2012 Kenzo collection to spot new interpretations of this trend and many other style trends you might like to adopt in the new season. With strong tones and creative layering techniques, the brand presented a fairly eclectic and daring set of outfits at the Paris Fashion Week.

Despite the fairly noticeable casual vibe of the looks presented, the source of inspiration is not actually casual attire options: “We went to upstate New York a lot, so we really were inspired by this idea of wearing work wear,” designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim declared for WWD. The ultra fitted clothes were not a big hit at the Paris Fashion Week and the brand doesn’t make an exception making pieces such as flared pants, airy skirts or slightly boxy jackets must haves for the warm months of 2012.

Hottest hues for spring/summer according to Kenzo? Red and green combos, various shades of blue, yellow, beige, orange, khaki or light grey. In terms of accessories, geometric shaped handbags, retro sunglasses, and colorful and fairly comfortable shoes and hats are the main highlights from the collection. Daring, yet maintaining a conservative structure, the latest collection signed by the two designers is a great example that supports the idea that the brand is growing more and more in popularity.

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