Trend Watch: Five Trends to Watch For This Fashion Week

The five styles we predict editors, stylists, designers and It-girls will be wearing during New York Fashion Week.

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Trends we predict you'll be seeing on the editors and It-girls at New York Fashion Week.
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The front rows at New York Fashion Week offer a lens into the current state of style -- a kind of Petri dish for finding out which trends took hold at the most recent shows, and which didn't. Here, we've selected five styles we're betting we'll see the most on editors, stylists, designers and "It" girls -- starting with the floral suiting trend that initiated with Celine's much-editorialized resort collection.
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Head-to-toe floral suits like this tropical edition from Peter Som's spring collection are just starting to hit stores, and are certain to be favorites at the tents this season. (We can definitely see Anna Dello Russo rocking one or two.)
Prabal Gurung's dramatic violet-print suit was one of our favorite iterations of the trend, and one we hope to see more of as Fashion Week gets underway.
Courtesy of Phillip Lim
Palazzo pants and wide-leg trousers like these bright Phillip Lim bottoms may not be replacing skinny styles (at least, not yet), but they're definitely starting to resonate in magazine spreads and on street style sites.
Courtesy of 10 Crosby by Derek Lam
These pajama-like trousers from Derek Lam's lower-priced line, 10 Crosby, are precisely the kind of comfy-yet-statement-making piece favored by fashion editors dashing between shows and appointments.
Courtesy of Marni
If the weather stays as mild as it has been through January, we expect to spot a number of crisp white trousers like these by Marni at the tents this season.
Courtesy of Alexander Wang
Sporty accents and tech gear continue to crop up on the catwalks. Alexander Wang's unusual, scribble-print parkas are loud enough for the tents, yet imminently practical in the (very likely) case of a February downpour.
Courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg
For the fashionably casual tent attendee (we're looking at you, Mark Hunter), we recommend one of the comfy-cool "training" looks we've been spotting on resort and spring runways. This sporty Diane Von Furstenberg ensemble consists of grey terrycloth separates paired with eye-catching orange leggings.
Courtesy of Antonio Berrardi
A kind of sub-entry in the sporty category is the scuba-inspired suit, which showed up in a surprising number of resort collections. This Antonio Berrardi ensemble looks as ready for the tents as it does for a snorkeling excursion.
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In terms of color palette, pastel green shades ruled the Spring '12 runways (seen here at Marc Jacobs), and considering those collections are just hitting stores, it's likely that the Fashion Week crowd will be looking appropriately minty fresh.
Courtesy of Chloe
Chloe's breezy mint sundress could be made February-ready with a long overcoat and opaque tights.
Phillip Lim's drapey tunic tops are always favored by New York fashion editors, so we fully expect to see this asymmetrical mint blouse make a cameo or two in the front row.
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While skin-tight mini-skirts seemed to be de rigeur the last few Fashion Weeks, we predict that longer, ladylike lengths will make a comeback this season. Though the look reads a little bit formal, brands like Proenza Schouler gave it swagger with exotic animal prints and loud patterns.
Paired with a color-blocked knit and metallic sandals, this prim Rodarte look feels exactly right for the February shows.
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Eye-catching accents like bright, sporty stripes make longer skirts like this pleated Chloe number suitably flashy for Fashion Week goers.
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