Color Palette for 2012: Pink, Cobalt, Tangerine and Mint

Regardless of designer or season, a few particular hues have continued to show up on spring, resort, and pre-fall catwalks.

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Regardless of designer or season, a few particular hues have continued to show up on spring, resort, and pre-fall catwalks.
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Regardless of designer or season, a few particular hues have continued to show up on top spring, resort, and pre-fall catwalks. This Barbie-like shade of bubblegum pink was favored by Jason Wu, who used the color on a poufy taffeta evening skirt.
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Coutesy of Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung used the same hot pink shade in his resort collection for a sassy, sleeveless wrap dress.
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Courtesy of Thakoon
The color even found its way into the (typically more somber-colored) pre-fall collections. At Thakoon, a mini dress in hot pink was styled with shiny nude brogues.
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Derek Lam's softer take on the bubblegum hue included this '40s-inspired sweater and skirt set.
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Cushnie et Ochs' sleek halter dresses came in a range of mega-bright hues including a saturated pink shade.
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Courtesy of Celine
Cobalt began cropping up in Fall 2011 collections and seems to have picked up steam for 2012. Come fashion week, we're sure to see a smattering of stylish editors in cobalt blue trousers from Celine's latest resort collection.
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Courtesy of Jason Wu
For his pre-fall collection, Jason Wu offered up a regal silk evening gown with an uneven hem and elaborate, beaded collar.
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For spring, Karen Walker styled a bold blue oxford with matching cropped chinos.
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Courtesy of Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney finished her preppy resort looks with splashes of bright cobalt.
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Courtesy of Yigal Azrouel
For pre-fall, Yigal Azrouel tried a cobalt blue for his sophisticated tuxedo coat.
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Phillip Lim's sorbet-colored spring collection includes splashes of soft lilac and lavendar. Since then, we've spotted the hue in a number of 2012 collections.
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Givenchy's all-lavender looks included sheer silk separates and perfectly tailored trousers.
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Courtesy of Alutzarra
For resort, Joseph Altuzarra tried light shades of lavender for his belted shirt dresses and silky overcoats.
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Lavender hues made appearances on Chanel's spring catwalk with embellished mini-dresses and mini, tweed shorts.
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Courtesy of Thakoon
Thakoon included pops of lavendar in his candy-colored pre-fall collection. Here, an open-weave lavender sweater pairs perfectly with blue-gray chinos.
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Courtesy of Acne
2011 was dominated by strong shades of Kelly green, but subtle shades of mint ruled 2012 catwalks. For Acne's resort collection, the color made an appearance on a '60s-style, high-waist silk dress.
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Courtesy of Chloe
Chloe styled a breezy mint-green dress for the resort season with knee-high gladiators and a mini clutch.
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Courtesy of Helmut Lang
Helmut Lang tried the color for the pre-fall season with the brand's signature motorcycle jackets and clunky leather booties.
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Lanvin's alluring, one-shoulder cocktail dresses for spring had a mysterious appeal in slinky, mint-green silk.
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Marc Jacobs also offered up minty green separates for Spring '12, complete with tiered pencil skirts and sporty cloche caps.
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Courtesy of Christopher Kane
Last year we saw variations on pale, sorbet-shades of orange. But for 2012, yellowy tangerine hues rule the catwalk. Christopher Kane added bursts of tangerine to his resort collection with pleated dresses and skirts.
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Derek Lam's spring collection oozed California cool due at least in part to all-orange ensembles like this belted jumpsuit.
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Courtesy of Erdem
Erdem offered up printed tangerine looks like this kaleidoscopic shift dress for the brand's pre-fall collection.
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Courtesy of Proenza Schouler
Likewise, Proenza Schouler tried bold, tangerine hues for pre-fall paired with more subtle tweeds and graphic prints.
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For spring, Rebecca Minkoff added pops of tangerine to sunny halter dresses and colorful accessories.
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