Ahead of the Trends: Custo Barcelona’s Funky, Flashy Frocks

The Custo Barcelona Spring 2012 fashion show was an absolute spectacle. The collection was named Tripolar and was broken up into three parts: Dual, Kaleidoscope, and Mirame. Each section had its own feel, from casual to flamboyant, but there were some consistent themes running throughout the entire collection.

Custo really focused on the colors, metallic materials, and prints of his clothing. The color palette spanned the rainbow from neutral beige, browns, and greys to flashy purples, pinks, oranges, and turquoise. Some were intertwined making the print look as if you were looking into a big kaleidoscope. But the main theme throughout the show were the eye-catching shiny metallics that illuminated the runway!

Here’s how you can get your shine on and be ahead of the trends.

1. Spring 2012: Custo: Intro

2. Spring 2012: Custo: Jill Stuart

The one-shoulder design of this metallic cocktail dress by Jill Stuart is flirty, flashy and fabulous! ($228, lordandtaylor.com)

3. Spring 2012: Custo: Kohl's

Offset the muted colors of this Requirements Pebble Embellished Top with a pair of wide leg or skinny pants in bright white. (sale, $24, kohls.com)

4. Spring 2012: Custo: Gap

A not so basic basic, this Metallic Slub Tank will be a versatile addition to your wardrobe.  Dress it up or down, on its own or under a jacket for a polished look. (sale, $19.99-24.99, gap.com)

5. Spring 2012: Custo: Forever 21

Oh, the possibilities with these metallic linen shorts!  Pair with sky-high pumps or a bootie for evening or a sneaker for daytime wear. ($16.90, forever21.com)

6. Spring 2012: Custo: Leifsdottir

What could be more feminine than butterflies on a chiffon dress like this one from Leifsdottir? ($179, bluefly.com)

7. Spring 2012: Custo: Victoria's Secret

A great spin on the traditional blazer, this sequin number by Victoria’s Secret is hot! ($158, victoriassecret.com)

8. Spring 2012: Custo: Asos

Work it, work it in these metallic crop pants by Asos. (73.18, asos.com)

9. Spring 2012: Custo: Related Links