For her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection the Spanish designer, Amaya Arzuaga, appealed to the refined woman. Garish colour schemes were replaced with attention to detail that nipped and tucked dresses in subtle yet unique ways.
Throughout the collection dresses and skirts were key. Out of forty-two looks only five models sported seperates, the rest ranged from minis to knee-length looks as well as floor length gowns. Layers and high necks with two-tone and three-tone colour combinations including beiges, teals, violets and blacks were boosted by the occasional flash of red.
Right from the start of the show an important contribution came from geometric shapes. During the first half, certain ensembles were inspired by a spider’s web while later on came the symmetric patterns found on butterfly’s wings. Overall the right mixed of colour and graphic detailing allowed the eye to focus on the collection’s tailored look.
Towards the end of the show came floor-length gowns - relatively casual in nature (aside from the last two) and in keeping with the graphic theme. Two-tone-colour combinations, fishtail trains and ball gowns were very interesting pieces for next season.