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Bright Prints in Feminine Shapes: Day 2 Recap

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Though it was only day two of New York Fashion Week, trends were starting to emerge on the runways, and that "Kate Middleton" ladylike influence looks like more than just lip service.

· Emerson went for darker colors instead of traditional spring brights.
· The Row showcased sophisticated tailoring in ethereal whites with intricate detailing.
· Project Runway showed so many decoy collections that nobody rose to the top as a potential winner.
· Peter Som mixed bright colors and large floral prints with khaki for a ladylike look.
· United Bamboo is your new go-to for office wear (if they weren't already).
· Jason Wu walked the line from neon dresses to printed hotpants.
· Rebecca Taylor went in a new direction with patchwork looks, bare midriffs and snakeskin-printed leather.
· Mara Hoffman worked the tribal-influenced prints from head to toe, using bright spring colors.
· Costello Tagliapietra's designers have been perfecting the popular Kate-Middleton-ladylike look using silk for years.
· Yigal Azrouel was solidly classic all around.
· Doo.Ri continues to make draping look easy.
· Rag & Bone showed knit tops under colorful blazers, as well as a few midriffs.
· Tommy Hilfiger's menswear was bright and preppy, and then it busted out a denim suit.
· Billy Reid showed gauzy Southern-inspired designs with lots of cream, three-piece suites and tea-length dresses.
· Nicole Miller's colorblocking and electric-hued, layered prints made for a shocking runway show.
· Concept Korea was awash in bright colors and feminine details.
· Cynthia Rowley's printed dresses were breathtaking works of art on a ladylike silhouette.
· Suno's mixed prints may induce a headache.

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