Spring inspirations: Take the season's four big ideas and make them your own.

Spring inspirations: Take the season's four big ideas and make them your own.

Obi belt: Tie it all together

March 29, 2009

Obi belt: Tie it all together

The Marc Jacobs spring collection stole the spotlight with its inspired mix of textures, prints, styles, eras and cultures. It was a lesson in styling, and one of its key pieces was the obi belt -- his were dark metallic and leopard prints -- layered over tunics and jackets.

Ruffles: soft, subtle and romantic

March 29, 2009

Ruffles: soft, subtle and romantic

Phillip Lim played around with rows and rows of ruffles in his spring line, putting vertical layers down the front of a pink shift dress and even on the back vent of a trench coat. He also edged some of the ruffles with zippers, giving them a more sculpted quality.

Morocco: The luxe ease of the oasis

March 29, 2009

Morocco: The luxe ease of the oasis

The luxe ease of the oasis

Graphic splash: Be bold and get on the grid

March 29, 2009

Graphic splash: Be bold and get on the grid

Heavy black lines and crisp, grid-like patterns created an Op Art effect in Dries Van Noten's spring collection. The clean black-and-white palette feels fresh and modern, with bold stripes, stark colors and strong silhouettes.

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