Whether you loved them or not, these were the trends that went from runway to reality.
The skirted peplum silhouette helped inject femininity all through the year.
Silky, wide-leg pants in prints that evoked bespoke pajamas were spotted on chic girls all around.
As seen at: Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2012
As seen at: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2012
An ornately gilded atmosphere settled over much of 2012, with rich fabrics and luxurious embellishments popping up everywhere.
As seen at: Dolce & Gabbana, Fall 2012
The unofficial color of Fall 2012 was resoundingly oxblood. The wine-soaked red had 15+ minutes of fame in every iteration.
As seen at: Jason Wu, Fall 2012
The rocker chic moment for the year came courtesy of leather skinnies. Done as the real thing or simply waxed denim, it was responsible for a slew of strong statements.
As seen at: Just Cavalli, Spring 2012
Statement sleeves were big as the weather turned cooler, with simple anoraks and parkas suddenly feeling a lot more fashion-forward.
As seen at: Versus, Fall 2012
Bold bottoms looked fearless on the year’s runways. Done in the real world, the trend came to life best as attention-grabbing denim.
As seen at: Balmain, Fall 2012