Unfortunately, there isn't much originality in the Spring 2011 women's collections. It's all about the retro because most designers are afraid of originality and most retailers are buying safe. So, be prepared for a strong 70's retro with platform shoes, military inspiration, trench and slinky dresses.
Color and pattern is back and that certainly is refreshing. And, not just the usuals, but bold colors of orange, purples, greens and unusual combinations and patterns.
Layering was also a key trend, with sheer overlays and underlays, garments peeking out from underneath or draping over, creating an relaxed Annie Hall inspired look.
There are a few standouts: