Style / Trends

MUST-HAVES FOR SPRING

What do designers think you should have in your closet come spring? As part of its Fashion Color Report for spring, The Pantone Color Institute surveyed designers and revealed some of their findings to WWD.  While most designers pointed to pieces from their own collections as must-haves, others suggested basics like a Jersey Dress. See the complete list below for a little taste of what is to come for the upcoming Spring 2009 collections!

Laura Poretzky for Abaeté: A Chambray Blue dress.

Akiko Ogawa: A blouson jacket and underpants (jodhpur combination) in gray, bright blue and pink.

Alvin Valley: There are truly two must-have Alvin Valley pants for spring — a self-belt wide-leg pant in a cool Gray Melange and the new cargo trouser in a Sandy Taupe.

Kimora Lee Simmons for Baby Phat: A coral silk chiffon, strapless cocktail dress.

Brian Reyes: The ultrafeminine miniskirt —we’re showing it in a variety of shapes and fabrics.

Carmen Marc Valvo: Embellished miniskirts in neutrals.

Charlotte Ronson: Ours is a must-have “look,” a Blush Pink corset top paired with a black stonewash biker vest and black laser-cut skirt.

Christian Francis Roth: A graffiti appliqué dress in mixed spray-paint brights of Quarry, Blue Jewel, Flame and Mimosa.

Shaun Kearney for Cynthia Steffe: A short, pretty, fit and full layered skirt in Fire Red.

David Rodriguez: My Grass Green vinyl rain jacket.

Douglas Hannant: black and beige lace shirt.

Erin Fetherston: Shirred chiffon bandage dress in Electric Lime.

James Coviello: Full-skirted party dress with a veiled Rust overlay of organza on top of Hot Cherry silk satin — the color appears dimensional and atmospheric in the dress, making it perfect for any springtime party.

Lela Rose: A red plaid check-wrapped dress with embroidered woven belt.

Wichy Hassan for Miss Sixty: The Doris maxidress — it combines all my favorite prints of the season into one perfectly patchworked garment in red, green, blue and natural hues.

Nanette Lepore: Layered flouncy skirt in shades of a utopian garden.

Nicole Romano: A slim-fitting pencil dress with a pink, blue, red, black and white print used along the sides to help contour and shape the body.

Pamella Devos for Pamella Roland: Our white lambskin coat with red dot organza appliqué and beading.

Peter Som: A lacquered bouclé crop jacket in Firecracker Fuchsia.

Rebecca Taylor: A lightweight paisley printed silk dress that evokes the thoughts of walks through the lavender fields in Provence.

Reem Acra: The Jersey Dress.

Tadashi Shoji: A white beaded and mirrored neck piece sewn on tulle with a satin tie back that will be featured in my show.

Alice Temperley for Temperley London: The Temperley Petal Dress in violet from the new Romantic Odyssey collection.

Tia Cibani for Ports 1961: A knit scarf in a medley of Ports 1961 spring colors.

Tracy Reese: Washed-leather appliqué mini in Cement.

Wenland Chia for Twinkle by Wenlan: Classic shirtdress with a quirky, twist-in print.

Vivienne Tam: Tuxedo jackets and feminine day dresses in my Peony print.

Yigal Azrouël: Jersey handkerchief dress in Saffron and Azrouëlian Gray.