NYFW Spring 2013: Looks We Love

The most fabulous ensembles we found at Fashion Week this season. 

Celia L. Smith Sep, 06, 2012

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It's electric! We couldn't decide which we loved more - this neon colored plunging poet-sleeve blouse and coral silk high-waist short, or the model's dark chocolate skin. Either way, the combination of the two together is what makes this a jaw-dropping ensemble.

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Richard Chai's collection epitomized spring—fresh florals, pastels, denim jackets and, best of all, bright white. This clean-lined, zip-front dress was so simple and perfect, especially against the model's chocolate skin. With brights and busy trends on overload, it's refreshing to go back to basics for spring.

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Design duo Lubov and Max Azria took BCBGMAXAZRIA for a softer ride this spring. Lovely lace on light colored silk dresses and clean black and white color-blocking on fluid dresses struck the perfect balance of pretty and sexy. The key detail were the leather harnesses strapped over the flowy pieces to give it their signature edge.

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Arise Magazine fashion collective featured a refreshing round-up of African talent. Designer Maki Oh was one of our favorites. Elegant flapper-style fringe, both outside and inside of skirt hems, along with velvet and light sheer fabrics made for the perfect luxe wardrobe for the chic women's night out in the city.

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This asymetrical cobalt blue stunner was one of the many looks we loved from Pamella Roland. It's polshed and clean, and the added boldness of that one-shoulder combined with a color that is just as bold, creates a refreshing take on a classic piece.

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Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs served their signature figure-hugging, geo cut-out dresses with surprises in between. We saw new sharp seperates, swimsuits and floor-grazing gowns - but we have to admit, we're still lusting after those cut-out dresses they do every season. This white style is an example of what CEO does so well, which is take a crisp clean solid dress and make it as sexy yet sophisticated as possible.

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Newbie Omar Salem brought fresh fashion to the catwalk. This pretty pink piece was just one of the examples of how energetic his pieces were - using flowy ruffles and sheers that danced as the models sashayed. His strong points were clearly his intricately constucted bolero-style jackets and flouncy dresses that fired up the applause of almost every guest in the room.

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We can always count on Mara Hoffman to re-work an indigenous print fabulously, and this sexy cut-out maxi dress took us on a chic South African safari. Loved it!

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The Alexandre Herchcovitch collection was fun and full of life. Forget your typical spring pastel palettes, Herchcovitch was all about bold primary colors and checker board patterns. This yellow cacoon coat was one of the pieces that caught our attention, and would definitely stop others in their tracks if you're rocking it next Spring.

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The Tracy Reese show kicked off on a bright note, and as things progressed it only got brighter. This embroidered neon look was one of our favorite options for a weekend that calls for a casual but eye-catching ensemble.

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Each Chado Ralph Rucci look was infused with intricate details. But the look of the night was a lemon yellow and cream-colored caftan with a plunging neckline ideal for St. Tropez. The flowy silhouette and bright colorblocking make this a spring getaway must-have.

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This gown speaks for itself - it's sleek, sexy and sophisticated and sure to be a 'Best Dressed' red carpet moment next spring.

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Christian Siriano was absolutely dreamy! The project runway alumn continues to prove his talent extends beyond a reality show, serving season after season of meticulously crafted garments. This tulle ballroom gown was breathtaking and the shoes designed for Payless were equally stunning. Bravo Christian!

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As expected Lela Rose was a beautiful show filled with romantic sheer fabrics, lace and florals with splashes of brights. This lemon yellow, one-shoulder draped sheath was just one example of the many lovely looks on the runway.

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This look is pure poetry in motion. The soft pink and green pastel colors together is what we typically know spring to be, and it looks lovely. It combines multiple trends in one - florals, sheer fabric and accordian pleats, but somehow without looking too trendy. 

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Yes it's nude, but it's anything but boring. The floor length train, long sleeves and whimsical deep blue pattern is unlike anything we've seen on the runway this season.

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There are a few key elements that make this gown drop-dead gorgeous. First: the color, second: the one-shoulder design, and third: Roy's refreshing re-vamp of the peplum outligned by a highlighter hue. Perfection!

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When master patternmaker Marimekko brought this look out there was one lady we could instantly see rocking it - Solange! It's colorful and artsy with a touch of edge, just like her.