While designer collections make their runway debuts months before they hit sales floors, it’s not usually until we see the ads circulate that we get a clue to the bigger picture behind the season’s story and along with that a dynamic dose of dreamy inspiration.
And judging by the Spring 2012 ads that have hit the web so far, it’s clear that many of our favorite designers went in several directions- there’s no clear-cut set of trends, instead it’s a come as you are sort of moment. A ‘do-your-thing’ kind of season.
From Prada’s retro beauty’s (shot by Steven Meisel, above) to Balenciaga’s candidly cool girl (below), there’s something for everyone to take inspiration from for the season ahead. -Naveed Hussain
Chanel, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld-
Louis Vuitton, photographed by Steven Meisel-
Nina Ricci, photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin-
Yves Saint Laurent, photographed by David Sims-
Dolce & Gabbana, photographed by Giampaolo Sgura-
Balenciaga, photographed by Steven Meisel-
Givenchy, photographed by Mert & Marcus-