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Harrods brings you an A - Z of designers, styles and trends to watch out for on the catwalks and in stores for 2012. Are you rocking neon or embracing the prominent eyebrow? You could be ahead of …

Harrods brings you an A - Z of designers, styles and trends to watch out for on the catwalks and in stores for 2012. Are you rocking neon or embracing the prominent eyebrow? You could be ahead of trend this year!!

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  • 1. A is for... AzzaroEmma Stone, we salute your exquisite taste. This chic Parisian label is set to shine thisseason with its seductive eveningwear. Oscars red carpet, you have been warned.
  • 2. B is for...Block Colour Block colour is a key trend for 2012, as seen across the catwalk, and in the Brian Atwood range.
  • 3. C is for... ChloeChloé was founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion, an Egyptian-born Parisienne with abohemian spirit. Rejecting the stiff formality of 1950s fashion, Aghion createdsoft, body-conscious clothes from fine fabrics and christened the collections "luxuryprêt-à-porter.“Shop Chloé at Harrods.
  • 4. D is for...DapperFive trends to fast track into a dapper Spring.City Blues: the shade of the moment and smart too.Optique Black and White: classic yet striking.New Safari: blend khaki shades in sharp shapes.Hot Hues: nice and spicy and will liven up your look.Neo Biker: swarthy but chic too; think plenty of leather jackets.
  • 5. E is for...EyebrowsSetting the catwalks bystorm, eyebrows are the latest trendto be embraced. Whether strongand stormy or diamondencrusted, there is a brow look foryou.
  • 6. F is for... FoulardDefinition: A foulard is a lightweight fabric, either twill or plain-woven, made of silk ora mix of silk and cotton. Foulards usually have a small printed design of variouscolours. Foulard can also refer by metonymy to articles of clothing, such as scarves andneckties, made from this fabric, and designers like Alexander McQueen feature themheavily in their collections.Shop Alexander McQueen at Harrods.
  • 7. G is for... Gatsby GlamourDrop waists, flapper frills, Art Deco lines -it can only be the 1920s, the decadefashion is falling for BIG TIME thisseason.You can blame it all on The Great Gatsby,as the remake starring Leonardo DiCaprioand Carey Mulligan hits our screens.See Etro for the fashion master class.
  • 8. H is for... Hardy AmiesDressmaker to the Queen for 50 years and a venerableSavile Row tailor, British designer Sir Hardy Amies wasone of the most influential couturiers of the 20th century.Now encapsulated in a menswear ready-to-wear line, thespirit of Amies lives on through razor sharp tailoring pairedwith dandyish touches. From fine tweed jackets toluxuriously cut suits, the quintessential English touch ofthis British label makes it a winning choice for the dapperand the debonair.
  • 9. I is for...Iron Lady Meryl Streep as Maggie Thatcher?Pussy bows are going to be a big hit in 2012, recreating thestyle of the Iron Lady.
  • 10. J is for...J BrandFrom slouchy, vintage-wash denims for him to colouredblocked skinnies or retro flares for her, American label JBrand is renowned for its Americana-cool collection.Launched in 2005 by co-founders Jeff Rudes and SusieCrippen, J Brand delivers classic, sophisticated denim thatfocus on fit, with styles that stand the test of time, includingthe coveted Houlihan.Shop J Brand at Harrods.
  • 11. K is for...Designer Kids Kids are set to steal the spotlight courtesy of the most stylish childrenswear to date. With brands like Paul Smith and Burberry investing in their designer kids line, there has never been a more fashionable time to be a child...
  • 12. L is for... LaceYou know a trend is going to be big when you see it onbags, shoes and even jewellery. As Monica Vinadersearrings demonstrate, fashion has fallen for lace in all itsintricate finery. Moving onto pastels and whites forSpring, no other fabric says feminine delicacy quite as well.
  • 13. M is for... MaxisThey say you cant keep a good trend down, and the maxi - otherwise known as themost indestructible look of the last three seasons - shows absolutely no signs ofabating.
  • 14. N is for...NeonNeon is bold, bright and brazen -just why we love it. Add zestyaccessories if the full-on look isntfor you.
  • 15. O is for...Charlotte Olympia Whether silk-satin pumps, slinky slingbacks or quirky flats, footwear label Charlotte Olympia is your shortcut to the ultimate in party feet. Launched in 2007 by half-Brazilian, half-English designer Charlotte Olympia, the namesake, London-based brand is renowned for its coveted collection of old Hollywood-inspired shoes, all complete with a signature gold spider web on the sole.
  • 16. P is for... Pastels On the other side of the colour divide sits pastels - pretty, painterly and the perfect antidote to neons. Picture a 1950s diner laden with sherbet shades -pistachio, sky blue and rose - and voilà your inspiration.
  • 17. Q is for...QuintessentiallyBritishWasp waists, prim hair and one hell of asteely demeanour, the Queen is one of thecountrys most powerful fashion icons.Channel her style in the Jubilee year withbrands such as Antonio Berardi, MaxMaraand Jaeger.
  • 18. R is for... Retro Hair Pin curls, coiffured quiffs, beehives - retro hair is back, andwhy not, when your up do can make such an important impact on your overall look. Hairspray at the ready.
  • 19. S is for... SportsAs the Olympics hit London, expect a wave of sports-inspired fashion: athletic shapes, streamlined structures and the chicest of go faster stripes. See Chloé, Herve Leger and Michael Kors.
  • 20. T is for... TrainersThe weekend footwear of choice for men, hi-tops haventbeen this big since the days of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The FreshPrince.
  • 21. U is for...UpscaleWould you like to go large madam? Yes please, is fashions answer this season when it comes to the humble clutch. Stepping out of the shadow (and finally allowingwomen everywhere to take their iPhone, Blackberry and wallet out with them) these big beauties are here to stay.
  • 22. V is for... Very PreciousNo one said fine jewellery couldnt come with a big personality. This season, diamondsadorn everything from flowers to birds and butterflies - see harrods.com newcomer AS29for proof.
  • 23. Who doesnt want leg-lengthening heels? Suffering for beauty is one thing, but temporarily crippling oneself for the sake of a few inches challenges even the most die- hard fashion fans. Step forward the wedge: comfortable, loftyW is for... and fashion forward. Amen.Wedges
  • 24. X is for... X-Ray Ever been embarrassed over a greying bra strap? Well this season, theres no shame in showing your smalls. Whetherupdating your underwear drawer with a shot of neon from Mimi Holliday, or opting for some serious Valentines Day glamour, its all about whats underneath.Shop Mimi Holliday at Harrods
  • 25. Chris Martin, did this haveY is for... anything to do with you? Not only a song made popular by the British band Coldplay butYellow also the colour of the season. Pair like Nicole Farhi (above) with bright red lips to prevent the colour from washing you out. Shop Nicole Fahri at Harrods
  • 26. Z is for... Zoe Karssen The poster child label for easy-to-wearrock’n’roll flair, Zoe Karssen’s hand-painted black statement prints on white tees ooze hipster chic. Launched in 2009, the label’s playful and irresistibly understated designsfeature tongue-in-cheek slogans such as livefast because it won’t last and girls say yes to boys who say no. Citing style icons Kate Moss, Blondie and Marilyn Monroe as muses, the collection delivers a healthyinjection of super-cool “I just threw this on” ennui to any outfit.
  • 27. Thank you