The bright, flashy, animal-printy (we're looking at you Cavalli) Milan shows may be under way, but we're still thinking about New York. Because while D&G's very literal nautical theme had some cute pieces, we know that we'll be wearing mostly local designers come spring. So we pored through all the shows, nearly going blind from all that beige, to bring you our favorite 25 looks. It wasn't easy, but we did it, and we did it for you. Now someone bring us a drink and some Pucci. We need colors, dammit!
Carolina Herrera is known for her beautiful gowns, but this one took us by surprise. The cut and ruffles, check. But the leather bodice? Hot mama.
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Francisco Costa's origami dresses were a sight to see. But we were absolutely mesmerized by the folds of this coat.
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The draping and bright color (finally, color!) caught our eye. Simple, classic, and so wearable.
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We love jackets. Especially when paired with a cute dress, like at Doo.Ri.
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While we may not be fans of the John Lennon shades, the printed dress with side details is a nice daytime option.
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Belts are bigger than ever, and, as Sari Gueron showed, can be worn with anything.
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The details on Jason Wu's spring coat makes this the outer layer to buy next season. It's beautiful, interesting, and elegant.
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A simple blue gown with just enough side detail by Monique Lhuiller.
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We know, it's beige. But we like the shape and the cropped motorcycle jacket. Now, if this came in black, we'd be over the moon.
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Perhaps not the most wearable (at least not for us mere mortals), but Malo's strip dress was one of the more interesting pieces on the runways.
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Marc Jacobs always pushes fashion forward. Next season, expect layers, plaids, obilike belts, chunky accessories, and flattened hats to be on everyone else's runway.
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Narciso's entire collection was beautiful and still very much true to form. The black-and-white dresses, however, were sexier than in seasons past.
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Oscar de la Renta
The king of prints! Oscar de la Renta's dresses are favorites with everyone, and we can see why. The cut flatters, and the print stands out -- in a good way.
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In a collection chock-full of sequins, pinks, and ruffles, we opted for the simpler looks by Phillip Lim. The shirt may be both ruffled and sequined, but paired with the right bottoms, and it's a perfect look for night.
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We loved the deep copper hue and the crinkly look of this dress.
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Our favorite British design duo show us how to do sheer the right way.
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Chai's prints had a fun, nineties feel to them, especially when paired with a vest.
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Though most of his collection was made up of voluminous skirts and jackets, we were drawn to Jonathan Saunder's minidress. Shine is back, and in a big way.
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Short, shiny, and sweet, Peter Som's gold number makes dressing for a night out easy.
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Thakoon's collection was full of surprises and some vintage inspiration. But he updated looks with sheer and shine, two major trends for spring.
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This was Trovata's season, if the critics are anything to go by. And this is what we're buying, if our shopping list is anything to go by.
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An interesting, comfortable, wearable day dress which, with the right accessories, can be worn out at night. A score for Vena Cava.
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Vera Wang's entire collection, complete with jewelry by both Wang and Janis Savitt, was beautifully styled and illustrated how to make layers sophisticated.
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We love the updated motorcycle jackets, even in the dreaded beige colors.
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Zero Maria Cornejo
Zero Maria Cornejo did her own version of layering and playing with fabrics. Plaid is officially back.