After a heavy Holiday 2011 meal, who wouldn’t crave a fresh look to cleanse the palate?  So, it was rather apropos that designers blew a breath of minty-fresh air to coax us into the new season.  I found the most refreshing color trend of the Resort ’12 shows to be just that…cool and ‘minty’ in flavor.

Giambattista Valli














This color of the moment, mint-green, was offered in an ample variety of intensities, to surely tingle the taste buds of even the most-discerning palates.  Ranging from pastel spearmint to vibrant wintergreen, the color was cool, light, easy on the eyes and serene on the senses.

Perhaps shopping, amidst the January SALE customers, won’t leave such a bad taste in our mouths after all.  Until then, a couple Mojitos, a gargle with SCOPE and brushing three-times-a-day will have to do the trick.  Here’s a sample taste of what you can look forward to, a few of my favorite minty flaves to wet the whistle:   [Photos from]

Antonio Berardi

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Kevork Kiledjian


No. 21


Roksanda Ilincic


Nina Ricci

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