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AMANDA BROOKS Spots The Top 5 Trends For Spring

1. COLOR

Color continues as a standout trend for spring. We saw a variety of bright hues—surf colors like orange and aqua—along with a refreshing new palette of pastels. Mint green in particular took the spotlight in both ready-to-wear pieces and accessories.

1. Altuzarra V-neck off-the-shoulder sweater; 2. Haider Ackermann cross draped camisole; 3. CO-OP Barneys New York tailored cropped pant; 4. Lisa Perry smile dress

2. DIGITAL FLORALS

Prints dominated the runways whether in floral, abstract or geometric form. We were especially inspired by the digital floral patterns at Prabal Gurung and Erdem.

1. Prabal Gurung angled vest; 2. Erdem dress

3. COUTURE INSPIRATION

Classic couture, particularly the designs of Cristóbal Balenciaga, was another big inspiration this season, where it took on a contemporary form. We saw a variety of capes, voluminous shoulder sleeves and peplums on tops, dresses and pants. The designs still managed to look modern, and many of them were paired with sporty accessories.

1. Givenchy canvas peplum jacket; 2. Altuzarra flutter dress; 3. Thakoon eyelet peplum blouse

4. ARTISAN DETAILS

Designers added an artisan touch to clothing for spring. The looks felt truly unique and handcrafted whether through eyelet, embroidery, mixed embellishment, guipure lace, crochet, collage or patchwork.

1. Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons floral lace dress; 2. Jil Sander feathered paisley skirt; 3. Marni lace sheath dress; 4.Comme des Garçons florette blouse

5. SINGLE-SOLE SHOES

Designers paid homage to Manolo Blahnik this season and his classic single-sole pointy-toe pump. The 90s-inspired silhouette feels very feminine and new after seasons of sky-high platforms.

1. Manolo Blahnik BB; 2. Alexander Wang Chloe; 3. Gianvito Rossi bow strap sandal

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Runway images courtesy of Style.com.

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