Asia SocietyMiuccia Prada kicked off the season's Far East trend with origami-detailed duchesse satin numbers.
New takes on the traditional kimono also turned up at Emilio Pucci and Dries Van Noten.
The Art of ContrastSeen at Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Jil Sander, and Céline, back-to-basics black and white
looked right after seasons of brights, prints, and over-the-top embellishment.
Veiled LooksRoberto Cavalli, Reed Krakoff, and Haider Ackermann, among others, adopted new transparency
measures, using featherweight, sheer materials like silk chiffon, organza, and mousseline.
Collage DegreeAny which way you splice it, Spring's message was multilayered, courtesy of patchworks of exotic
skins at Proenza Schouler, and mash-ups of patterns and textures at Rodarte, Derek Lam, and Thakoon.
Every Flounce CountsDesigners reclaimed the ruffle this season: Deep frills edged necklines at Gucci and Givenchy,
while the thigh-high slits of skirts at Balenciaga were flounced flamenco-style.
Alpha FemalesFrom the boardroom to Le Bain, the power suit is Spring's power player. Olivier Rousteing went the
bold-shouldered route at Balmain, and Victoria Beckham upped the sex appeal of her tuxedo with
a skimpy bra top.