Top Spring Trends from Fashion Week

Fashion Week in New York is a whirlwind of more than 100 collections. Here, we culled the top trends for the Spring 2011 season.

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Fashion Week in New York is a whirlwind of more than 100 collections. Here, we culled the top trends for the Spring 2011 season.
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<b>SPLIT SKIRTS</b><br />nStructural skirts were carved into all sorts of pleats, slits and splits, making for a diverse range of pretty hot topography.
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White Out: Alexander Wang, Spring 2011
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White Out: Michael Kors, Spring 2011
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White Out: Prabal Gurung, Spring 2011
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<b>WHITE OUT</b><br />nThe most predominant color on the spring runways wasn't even a color at all. Designers embraced crisp, clean, bright white on all fronts.
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White Out: Kimberly Ovitz, Spring 2011
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White Out: Derek Lam, Spring 2011
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White Out: Victoria Beckham, Spring 2011
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White Out: Ralph Lauren, Spring 2011
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Split Skirts: Altuzarra, Spring 2011
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Split Skirts: Preen, Spring 2011
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Split Skirts: Rodarte, Spring 2011
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Split Skirts: Narciso Rodriguez, Spring 2011
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Split Skirts: Prabal Gurung, Spring 2011
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<b>DESERT TONES</b><br />nThe muted, arid neutrals of sandy desert landscapes inspired several designers across the board.
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Desert Tones: Derek Lam, Spring 2011
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Desert Tones: Ports 1961, Spring 2011
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Desert Tones: Vera Wang, Spring 2011
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Desert Tones: VPL, Spring 2011
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Desert Tones: Gary Graham, Spring 2011
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<b>LADYLIKE DRESSING</b><br />nShapes and moods have been moving toward the prim and proper, and spring has the ladylike trend going full-swing, with quasi-retro, feminine silhouettes from Victoria Beckham, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa and more.
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Ladylike Dressing: Jason Wu, Spring 2011
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Ladylike Dressing: Victoria Beckham, Spring 2011
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Ladylike Dressing: Tibi, Spring 2011
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Ladylike Dressing: Marc Jacobs Collection, Spring 2011
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<b>MIXED PRINTS</b><br />nThrowing caution to the wind, designers went bold with print-mixing for spring, from the eye-popping florals at Peter Som to the layers of plaid, stripes, and original patterns at Rodarte.
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Mixed Prints: Rodarte, Spring 2011
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Mixed Prints: Suno, Spring 2011
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Mixed Prints: Araks, Spring 2011
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Mixed Prints: Peter Som, Spring 2011
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<b>LEISURE SUITS</b><br />nA relaxed trend that's easy to embrace: the cozy leisure suit, featured in jersey knits at VPL and fruity colors at Diane von Furstenberg and Leifsdottir.
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Leisure Suits: A Detacher, Spring 2011
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Leisure Suits: Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2011
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Leisure Suits: Leifsdottir, Spring 2011
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<b>CROPPED TOPS</b><br />nBare midriffs gave the season's offerings a youthful spin (though we'd advise to start working on your abs now).
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Cropped Tops: Vena Cava, Spring 2011
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Cropped Tops: Jill Stuart, Spring 2011
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Cropped Tops: Rachel Comey, Spring 2011
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<b>BUTTON-DOWNS</b><br />nBoyish button-downs breathed new life into spring's most delightfully gamine ensembles. We're eagerly anticipating their addition to the mix for party outfits and casual get-ups alike.
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Button-downs: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Spring 2011
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Button-downs: Rachel Comey, Spring 2011
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Button-downs: Cushnie et Ochs, Spring 2011
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<b>BLAZERS</b><br />nPerhaps chic dressing's most reliable staple, the blazer boasts a bold presence for spring, ranging from sheer and shiny to menswear-inspired simplicity.
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Blazers: Jason Wu, Spring 2011
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Blazers: Preen, Spring 2011
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Blazers: Nonoo Lyons, Spring 2011
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<b>SHEER ENERGY</b><br />nDesigners put glimpses of skin on display through diaphanous sheer fabric, whether in a knit, like at Reed Krakoff, or as one of Lorick's dreamy cocoons.
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Sheer Energy: Reed Krakoff, Spring 2011
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Sheer Energy: Lorick, Spring 2011
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Sheer Energy: Tory Burch, Spring 2011
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