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Lela Rose S/S 2011

The Spring 2011 collection consisted of colorful prints in easy blouses and loose shorts perfect for lounging in the city of Lima, which is what inspired the design of the collection. Her simple, tailored and colorful dresses looked chic, while holding interest with the prints and bright hues.

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Altuzarra S/S 2011

This season, stripes of python and leather were worked into a palette of white and navy geometric cut duchesse satin. Joseph Altuzarra's neo-goth aesthetic did not completely disappear, but it was injected with retro futurism (and more satin than we have seen on the runways in a long time).

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Band of Outsiders S/S11

With the already popular Man and Boy collections, Band of Outsiders debuted Girl to a captive audience. Boy's menswear-inspired separated have enthralled downtown girls for seasons, but Girl's dainty, feminine womenswear is a welcome addition.

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Prabal Gurung S/S 2011

Prabal Gurung is a new favorite among both celebrities and high-fashion critics, and this collection proves that he has a right to be. Gorgeous patterns that were designed and cut to perfection showed off his design skills developed at Bill Blass.

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Nicole Miller S/S 2011

Miller’s offerings have changed quite a bit these past two seasons. Long known for straight edged dresses, she has been successfully expanding her designs, and her appeal has widened to include both a conservative and a more urban demographic.

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Cushnie et Ochs S/S 2011

It could be presumed that Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs are fans of Bret Michaels by looking at the latest Cushnie et Ochs offering shown Thursday in New York. Yeah, you read it right – Bret Michaels. As in "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," Poison lead singer Bret Michaels.

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Ports 1961 S/S 2011

Textural gowns and cocktail looks were finished with intricate crystal embellishments so striking they reminded me of why one could easily spend hours at the brand’s boutique or showroom - the pieces are so subtly intricate, you’re likely to find something new to appreciate every time you look at them.

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NYFW: Fashion’s Night Out Recap

While Fashion’s Night Out may have been conceived as a fun event to boost the fashion industry, this year seemed to be even more of circus than last year. Dressed in cocktail dresses and high-high heels, most of the women could barely walk in their over-done ensembles - let alone shop.

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BCBG S/S 2011

The show started with a near dozen fluid, fluttering white or ash gray dresses paired with cutout white shoes that fashioned slender straps around the ankle. The shoe style was reintroduced in coordinating colors throughout the collection.

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Jason Wu S/S 2011

Taking silhouette references from both the 40's and 70’s, the effortlessly tailored collection is filled with gorgeous options for Mrs. Obama to choose from. A combination of polished looks with the effortlessness of Latino influences created a luxurious, wearable collection with a lot of life.

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Doo Ri S/S 2011

Inspired by the tale of Guinevere, Doo Ri’s romantic silk jerseys and flowing fabrics are complimented in a palette of greys, nudes and whites that offer her signature exquisite draping. She added a few more tailored pieces this season, showing that her talent extends beyond silk jersey.

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Trina Turk S/S 2011

Trina Turk’s designs may be Palm Beach, Hampton, and Bal Harbor staples, but despite the impressive 15 year history of her namesake brand, this season marked the first time Turk opted to show her collection via a presentation during New York Fashion Week.

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Bensoni S/S 2011

A staple brand for young women looking for fun and flirty yet sophisticated looks, a number of covetable pieces will surely make their way onto the racks of Barneys Co-Op, and into the shopping bags of Olivia Palermo.

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Christian Siriano S/S 2011

Not only has the 20-something year old designer shown well-attended collections every season since his Project Runway debut (we’re talking Cathy Horyn from the New York Times), he has always managed to attract a handful of celebrities to his shows.

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Ruffian S/S 2011

The Ruffian woman is a force to be reckoned with, and this season she’s taking her fashion cues from military references. Plunging necklines and knee length dresses were highlighted by padded shoulder overcoats and wide-leg trousers. Soft nudes in leopard prints, dark charcoal greys, and olive greens in sultry silks created a rich color palette.

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Vena Cava S/S 2011

Their arty aesthetic – as demonstrated on the runway, which was literally decorated with contemporary sculptures echoing the collection’s poppy red, cream, and navy blue hues – makes for consistently wearable, pretty clothes.

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Organic by John Patrick S/S 2011

John Patrick is a pioneer in the eco-chic area of fashion design. Since launching his collection in 2006, he has proven season after season via streamlined designs that you can update classic silhouettes in an eco-conscious and modern way without sacrificing style or comfort.

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