The Top 7 Spring Trends

Bermuda shorts, techie textures and mixed-media pieces were in abundant supply at New York Fashion Week.

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BERMUDAS- Forget hot pants and booty shorts: For Spring '13, designers reinvented the classic Bermuda with cool, slouchy shapes and bold patterns like this floral-printed edition from Peter Som.
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BERMUDAS- Jen Kao added interest to a simple blue Bermuda by executing the look with an asymmetrical seam around the knees.
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BERMUDAS- The look was crisp and clean at J.Crew, where these simple white Bermudas were paired with a slouchy striped pullover in pink and red.
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BERMUDAS- At Karen Walker, a simple pinstriped Bermuda in pale blue and white was paired with a see-through parka and button-down top for a fun, sporty look.
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DIGITAL PRINTS- Digital prints continue to dominate the runways this season with nature-inspired patterns and techie motifs. Naeem Khan used snapshots from his phone to generate his distinctive "wave" print, here rendered on a strapless silk cocktail dress.
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DIGITAL PRINTS- Prabal Gurung has championed "mirror" prints (patterns that are perfectly symmetrical around a center line) for the past several seasons. For spring, he updated the look with bright purple peonies overlaid onto black and white paint drips.
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DIGITAL PRINTS- Proenza Schouler took the cake this spring for most inventive use of digital printmaking with blown-up images of sidewalks and beaches.
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DIGITAL PRINTS- Milly explored an uncharacteristically spooky mood with ethereal silk cocktail dresses printed with wafting grey smoke.
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FLORALS- Rachel Comey put an artful spin on florals by overlaying stark black and white rosebuds onto a bright orange background.
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FLORALS- Peter Som's cheerful pastel florals may have been super feminine, but the look felt refreshing and cool with oversize slouchy silhouettes.
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FLORALS- Mix masters Erin Beatty and Max Osterweiss of Suno paired a bright orange floral with a faded, scribbled-looking print for this sleek cocktail dress.
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FLORALS- J.Crew's smart floral suit featured an elongated jacket (which could double as a coat when transitioning into crisp spring weather).
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FLORALS- Phillip Lim created this slouchy spring jumpsuit from a delicate, wallpaper-like cotton floral.
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MIXED MEDIA- Designers mixed textures, prints and patterns this season, but nobody created the look quite as convincingly Proenza Schouler, which took inspiration from a Tumblr feed for these mixed graphic and exotic leather pieces.
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MIXED MEDIA- Rodarte took a punk-rock approach to the same look, layering fringed leather pieces festooned in geometric embellishments over frayed denim and graphic separates.
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MIXED MEDIA- Phillip Lim gave '90s grunge a facelift, styling floral-printed pieces with downtown-ready leather and plaid.
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MIXED MEDIA- Over-the-top patchworking gave prairie looks at Marc by Marc Jacobs a cool, fashion-forward feel.
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STRIPES- For his main collection, Jacobs offered up bold stripey looks inspired by Edie Sedgwick and the Warhol Factory.
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STRIPES- Michael Kors put a preppy spin on a similar '60s concept by incorporating crop tops and stretchy jersey.
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STRIPES- Mish-mashed vertical and horizontal stripes at Jenni Kayne created a preppy, put-together look that still felt relaxed and comfy.
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STRIPES- Rachel Antonoff's "racquet club" ensembles featured stripey, candy-colored motifs like this coral-red and white sundress with a kicky hem.
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STATEMENT SUITS- If you buy one outfit for spring, make it a statement-making suit, which showed up on nearly every runway we saw this season. Rachel Roy put a girly twist on the look by executing it in hot pink and cuffing the trousers at the ankle (better for showing off a cool shoe).
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STATEMENT SUITS- Jenni Kayne also featured a hot pink suit in her Spring '13 collection, though hers was trimmed in tomato red along the lapel and shown with shock-white d'Orsay flats.
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STATEMENT SUITS- Karen Walker's sloppy-chic denim suit had a pajama feel, printed entirely in white stars and paired with a breezy linen oxford.
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WEARABLE TECH- Techie textures added a futuristic vibe to Alex Wang's Spring '13 collection, which featured a number of pieces executed in see-through leather mesh.
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WEARABLE TECH- We weren't surprised to see stamped croc leather and shiny vinyl textures at Reed Krakoff, a longtime proponent of new materials and fabrications.
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WEARABLE TECH- Calvin Klein used a sophisticated leather cage overlay to add a touch of mystery to a simple belted sheath dress.
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