Over the years a nautical theme is a given for S/S catwalk trends, however this year it has been given a twist with designers diving underwater for not only design inspiration but also catwalk inspiration. Take Chanel's S/S12 collection for instance, before even seeing the pieces spectator's were treated to a wondorous display of underwater designs.
|Coral and shell pieces set the tone for Chanel's SS12 Catwalk show|
The show kicked off with a gorgeous pure white dress teamed with a cropped jacket.
It was all up from there with coral effect fabric, sequins giving an illusion to scales and beautiful pearls that are all part of the Chanel Heritage.
|Chanel SS12 designs.|
Also has any one noticed the silver shoes who wouldn't want a pair of those!
The audience was then treated to a live performance from Florence Welch emerging from a shell as Botticelli's Venus.
|What a beautiful dress.|
But it wasn't just Chanel that gave a wonderful sea themed show designer's such as Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacob for Louis Vuitton took inspiration from the sea and featured pieces such as swimming cap lace headpieces from Alexander McQueen and laser cut dresses from Louis Vuitton.
|Alexander McQueen SS12|
Stunning from the headpiece to the delectable ruffle shoes.
|Louis Vuitton SS12|
Kate Moss Modelling for the collection in a laser cut dress with seaweed effect fabric.
Acessories also took on an underwater theme with Chanel's stunning shell clutch bag and the more fun Versace shell print shoulder bag. Both as equally stunning and perfectly suitable if you just wanted to have a piece of the ocean with you.
Who wouldn't want this bag?
|Versace SS12 shell print bag|
I'm going to end this post with a picture of the pearl hairpins from Chanel embellishing the model's hair to get that perfect mermaid look.