Trend Watch: Bold Color-Blocked Looks on the Runway

This spring, don't shy away from high-impact color. Try combining your favorite brightly-colored pieces in a single striking ensemble. You CAN do it.

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Some of the strongest spring collections were also the most blindingly colorful. Somehow, Jil Sander managed to mix bright orange, Kelly green, hot pink, and navy without ever looking "Miami Vice."
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Grecian goddess gowns at Issa paired rich amethyst purple with hot magenta and baby blue.
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Karen Walker's preppy chic suit combined a bright blue linen blazer with clementine-colored trousers.
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Prabal Gurung's much buzzed-about spring collection paired creamsicle orange shades with summery turquoise.
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At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz put a decidedly more evening spin on the color-block trend combining moody burgundies with rich, romantic crimson.
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Marc Jacobs' groovy poolside collection featured a range of '70s-inspired, one-shoulder maxi dresses in variations of magenta and violet.
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A cheery yellow tunic pops beneath a hot pink cloak (and shoes) at Nina Ricci.
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Joseph Altuzarra added chartreuse and neon yellow accents to enliven his neutral python separates.
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Bensoni played with both color and texture, pairing a fringed coral maxi skirt with a chartreuse silk top.
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Rochas took a more earthy approach to the color-block trend with shades of dark mustard and classic navy blue.
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Christian Dior's entire spring collection was bursting with island-inspired colors, including this bright coral wrap top and patterned pink mini skirt.
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Matthew Williamson's silky cobalt trousers popped against the softer shades of a baby blue button-down shirt and neutral moto jacket.
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Michael Kors' California-inspired spring collection featured a variety of ensembles in color combinations of baby blue and brilliant green.
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The boys of Proenza Schouler are longtime devotees of the color-blocking technique. They gave the look a tribal spin for spring with unusual textures and funky ribbon details.
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A teeny yellow bikini peeks out beneath a bright coral belted trench coat at Tommy Hilfiger.
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