Top Spring Trends from New York Fashion Week

From splashy florals to peplum waists, here are some of the top trends spotted on the runways of New York's top labels.

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Top trends on the Spring 2012 runways at New York Fashion Week.
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SPLASHY FLORALS: Florals are a regular fixture on the spring runways each year, but this season brought an eye-catching variety, from artsy to tropical.
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Splashy Florals: Peter Som, Spring 2012.
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Splashy Florals: Altuzarra, Spring 2012.
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Splashy Florals: Proenza Schouler, Spring 2012.
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Splashy Florals: Diane von Furstenberg, Spring 2012.
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Splashy Florals: Chris Benz, Spring 2012.
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Splashy Florals: Isaac Mizrahi, Spring 2012.
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Splashy Florals: Rodarte, Spring 2012.
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Splashy Florals: Richard Chai, Spring 2012.
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SPORTY CHIC: Whether a product of the building recession or simply a nod to a distinctly American look, many designers riffed on the theme of sportswear in creating a relaxed, weekend look.
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Sporty Chic: Rag & Bone, Spring 2012.
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Sporty Chic: Rag & Bone, Spring 2012.
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Sporty Chic: Altuzarra, Spring 2012.
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Sporty Chic: Alexander Wang, Spring 2012.
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Sporty Chic: Alexander Wang, Spring 2012.
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TRANSLUCENT In contrast to some of the sporty influences was a softer, sexier look in the form of semi-sheer fabrics.
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Translucent: Marc Jacobs, Spring 2012.
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Translucent: Vera Wang, Spring 2012.
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Translucent: Zac Posen, Spring 2012.
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Translucent: Alexander Wang, Spring 2012.
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Translucent: Theyskens for Theory, Spring 2012.
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Translucent: Calvin Klein, Spring 2012.
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Translucent: Nanette Lepore, Spring 2012.
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COLOR-BLOCK: Pairing bold pops of color has been trending through the year, and shows no signs of slowing down, judging from the saturated hues on the Spring 2012 runways.
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Color-Block: Peter Som, Spring 2012.
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Color-Block: Marc Jacobs, Spring 2012.
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Color-Block: Christian Siriano, Spring 2012.
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Color-Block: Rag & Bone, Spring 2012.
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Color-Block: Sophie Theallet, Spring 2012.
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Color-Block: J.Crew, Spring 2012.
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Color-Block: Milly, Spring 2012.
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WHITE-OUT: Much like last spring, the bold colors and prints on the runways were tempered by a slew of palette-cleanser looks (and, sometimes, entire collections) rendered in head-to-toe white.
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White-Out: The Row, Spring 2012.
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White-Out: Vera Wang, Spring 2012.
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White-Out: Nahm, Spring 2012.
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White-Out: Kimberly Ovitz, Spring 2012.
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White-Out: Ralph Lauren, Spring 2012.
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White-Out: Calvin Klein, Spring 2012.
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ACID BRIGHTS: Where there was color this season, that color often came bold and bright -- whether in electric pinks or highlighter yellows.
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Acid Brights: Jenni Kayne, Spring 2012.
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Acid Brights: Cushnie et Ochs, Spring 2012.
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Acid Brights: J.Crew, Spring 2012.
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Acid Brights: Jason Wu, Spring 2012.
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Acid Brights: Peter Som, Spring 2012.
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Acid Brights: Altuzarra, Spring 2012.
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Acid Brights: Faster by Mark Fast, Spring 2012.
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PEPLUM WAISTS: The word "peplum" has its origins in the Greek word for "tunic," but a peplum waist -- that flounce of fabric that falls over the hips -- first gained popularity in the 1930s and is enjoying a resurgence today.
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Peplum Waists Jason Wu, Spring 2012.
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Peplum Waists Vera Wang, Spring 2012.
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Peplum Waists Cushnie et Ochs, Spring 2012.
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Peplum Waists Thakoon, Spring 2012.
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Peplum Waists Preen, Spring 2012.
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FULL SKIRTS: While feminine looks are in abundance for spring, nowhere were they more romantic than in the dramatic, massive skirts seen on many of the runways. Here's betting more than a few pop up on the red carpet next year.
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Full Skirts: Oscar de la Renta, Spring 2012.
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Full Skirts: Jason Wu, Spring 2012.
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Full Skirts: Theyskens for Theory, Spring 2012.
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Full Skirts: Wes Gordon, Spring 2012.
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