Punchy florals with vivid island colors floated down Spring 2012 runways. Already popping up on the street, in a few months the trend is sure to be in full bloom.
The Street Fashion Monitor
Polka dots have a long history in fashion, as well as in music — the pattern of a flamenco dancer’s dress and the ever-catchy itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini song (Yoplait commercial anyone?). From the classic pin-up girl dresses to the popularization by Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera in the late 80’s and early 90’s to the 2006 craze in the UK, these dots are here to stay. Seen in the Spring/Summer 2011 collections, the classic print surges the Fall 2011 runways.
Fall 2011 Collections
Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 RTW
classic Carolina Herrera
The New York Times
New York City
When I think polka dot, I instantly think Miu Miu polka dot platform sandal. These statement shoes keep reappearing on fashion blogs, on the feet of magazine editors and fashionistas alike. Yet trying to get your hands on them to buy online is nearly impossible as they’re virtually sold out — not that I’ve tried numerous times.
Joanna Hillman, Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Market Editor, NY Fashion Week S/S 2012
Marissa Grumer, Seventeen Senior Fashion Market Editor, NY Fashion Week Fall 2011