Trend Watch: Super-Saturated Color for Spring

Pale pastels and clean whites are always springtime favorites, but many designers opted for saturated color and and bright, bold hues this season.

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Marc Jacobs
Jacobs' collection might not be for everyone -- '70s flares and "Taxi Driver"-inspired get-ups aren't entirely a cinch to pull off -- but the designer knows how to create a complete collection that tells a story and excites.
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Pale pastels and clean whites are always springtime favorites, but many designers opted for saturated color and and bright, bold hues this season. BFC/Vogue award winner Christopher Kane introduced the world to florescent lace in explosive shades of orange, pink, and chartreuse. We're not certain if the pieces actually glow in the dark, but we're not ruling out the possibility.
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Christian Dior's WWII-era bombshells were clad in exotic printed sarongs and whisper-thin sundresses executed in bright shades of pink and orange.
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Proenza's take on the super-bright chartreuse trend included long black leggings and contrasting black straps.
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Prabal Gurung's lively spring palette included loud popsicle oranges and cool aqua blues.
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Never one to shy away from color, Diane von Furstenberg presented solid color cocktail dresses in addition to her usual printed fare.
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Spring at Jil Sander was all about solid colors layered one over the next in simple, sporty silhouettes. Here, a pair of billowy chartreuse pants anchor a bright pink blouse and kelly green parka.
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Orange was a crucial theme on the spring runways, and Karen Walker was right on target with this fiery orange pantsuit.
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Altuzarra's skin-tight chartreuse tops are so bright you almost have to squint to look at them. No doubt they could double as stylish running gear for some impossibly chic exerciser.
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Rag & Bone's techie spring collection included shades of orange that were slightly reminiscent of traffic cones.
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Marc Jacobs created an elaborate globe-trotter fantasy at Louis Vuitton with eye-catching jewel tones like this shimmery amethyst suit.
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Stella McCartney's taxi cab-yellow anorak was complemented by bright-white skinny pants.
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Marc Jacobs' '70s-inspired runway collection was a cornucopia of saturated hues, from deep purples to corals and scarlets.
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Marc Jacobs seemed to be feeling sunny in general, since his lower-priced line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, was also a study in feel-good saturated shades.
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Bensoni's take on the whole bright-n-bold trend included feathery texture and sexy sheer silks.
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