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While we were all busy planning for Fashion's Night Out, fashion was actually happening for real in New York. The first day of Spring 2012 Fashion Week kicked off, and trends are already starting to emerge, with ladylike looks taking a nod to retro roots, all while maintaining modern color palettes (neons and brights). Here's a quick recap:
· Number:Lab brought the colorblocking trend to the streets.
· Hyden Yoo make khaki (and coral) covetable.
· Warby Parker flash framed the library in the best presentation ever.
· Nicholas K made neutrals sexy with asymmetric hemlines.
· BCBG went for edgy over shockingly sexy this year.
· Cushnie et Ochs paired dainty peplums with dramatic necklines.
· Richard Chai's prints distracted from the models' blue lips.
· Rachel Comey explored plaids, prints and textures in flowing fabrics.
· Jenni Kayne embraced colorblocking and hot pink.
· Steven Alan channeled the 60's with longer hemlines and demure silhouettes.