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Top trends from New York Fashion Week

SATURATED COLOR Cloud print made the vibrant


SATURATED COLOR

Cloud print made the vibrant blue in this dress pop at Michael Kors' Spring 2013 show. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Spring 2013 is not for the faint of heart. Designers all over town made that message abundantly clear during Fashion Week, with their fresh takes on the coming season.
Lucky Magazine's senior market editor, Lynette Pone, called the collections "bold," adding, "Spring is not as feminine and florally as it has been in the past."
Marie Claire's Nina Garcia described the season's offerings as "aggressive."
Fashion expert Mary Alice Stephenson said, "There's a sexuality to everything, whether it's sculpted and harnessed or sheer and suggestive. It's kind of boardroom to bedroom."
Here, a look at five major trends. -- Anne Bratskeir

1. SATURATED COLOR From lingerie-like blushes to
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1. SATURATED COLOR

From lingerie-like blushes to rich shades of orange, turquoise or hot pink, spring promises to deliver one colorful bouquet. Pictured, turquoise blouse at Ralph Lauren.

SATURATED COLOR Cloud print made the vibrant
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SATURATED COLOR

Cloud print made the vibrant blue in this dress pop at Michael Kors' Spring 2013 show.

SATURATED COLOR A hot pink dress makes
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SATURATED COLOR

A hot pink dress makes a statement at the Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2013 show.

2. SKIN GAME Toned tummies will be
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2. SKIN GAME

Toned tummies will be mandatory, with bellies peeking out thanks to cropped tops or cutouts -- where flesh was flashed via strategically placed divots or slices. For a more innocent game of peek-a-boo, designers revealed underpinnings, legs and more through the use of sheer fabrics. Pictured, skirt and bra top at DKNY.

SKIN GAME A Mickey sweater from the
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SKIN GAME

A Mickey sweater from the Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 collection shows off some midriff.

SKIN GAME Calvin Klein's Spring 2013 collection
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SKIN GAME

Calvin Klein's Spring 2013 collection takes a more modest approach to showing skin, with a sheer skirt.

3. STRIPES AND PRINTS Don't look for
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3. STRIPES AND PRINTS

Don't look for sweet, girlie little florals. Big guns like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors nixed it all for a massive dose of mod stripes. Designers did digital, edgy, abstract and giant. Pictured, a bold swimsuit at Michael Kors.

STRIPES AND PRINTS Thick or thin, this
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STRIPES AND PRINTS

Thick or thin, this Tommy Hilfiger dress from the Spring 2013 collection is all about the stripes.

STRIPES AND PRINTS Stripes aren't just for
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STRIPES AND PRINTS

Stripes aren't just for clothes. They add style to accessories, too, like this Marc Jacobs bag.

STRIPES AND PRINTS Proenza Schouler went digital
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STRIPES AND PRINTS

Proenza Schouler went digital with this print, on a dress from the Spring 2013 collection.

4. LEATHER AND LACE Yep, lighter-weight leather
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4. LEATHER AND LACE

Yep, lighter-weight leather is huge for spring whether it's trim or harnesses, perforated or laser cut. As for lace, it acted as the perfect balance to the tough stuff. Pictured, dress with leather harness at BCBGMAXAZRIA.

LEATHER AND LACE A lace top is
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LEATHER AND LACE

A lace top is modeled from Vera Wang's Spring 2013 collection.

LEATHER AND LACE A lace dress in
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LEATHER AND LACE

A lace dress in yellow from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2013 show.

5. EMBELLISHMENT Some designers went big for
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5. EMBELLISHMENT

Some designers went big for the glittery stuff. Three of them traveled to India for inspiration, turning out heavily bejeweled and gilded works. But there was ample sparkle elsewhere (even on sweatpants), with chunky stones (and even industrial grommets.) Pictured, beaded sweats at Badgley Mischka.

EMBELLISHMENT Tory Burch trimmed this Spring 2013
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EMBELLISHMENT

Tory Burch trimmed this Spring 2013 blouse with stones.

EMBELLISHMENT An embellished dress wows on the
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EMBELLISHMENT

An embellished dress wows on the runway at the Marchesa Spring 2013 show.

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