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04.17.2014
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Designers’ Sketches and Must-Have Items for Spring

Pantone Color Institute dishes on what designers — from Tommy Hilfiger to Peter Som to Catherine Malandrino — say are the “must-have” items for the season.

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A Spring 2010 sketch from Lela Rose.

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As part of its Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2010, Pantone Color Institute has also provided a list of what designers say are the “must-have” items for the season. Some popular trends? Sexy cocktail dresses, jackets, jumpsuits and oodles of accessories seem to be in order for many this season. Below, New York designers share their secrets.


Adam Lippes
Draped shorts in our hand-drawn primrose print with a bright yellow ground.

Adrienne Vittadini
The blue and white batik print lounge pants with a deep navy embellished tunic from the aqua group.

Andy & Debb
Voluminous miniskirt.

Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons
Our blazer or denim vest paired with shorts — any spring look can be accentuated with the addition of multistrand necklaces and platform sandals; shoes and accessories, as always, will play a crucial role in dramatizing any look.

Badgley Mischka
Little red cocktail dress.

Carmen Marc Valvo
A supersexy cocktail dress.

Catherine Malandrino
A deep purple jumpsuit with ornamental jewelry.

Charlotte Ronson
Double-faced chambray plaid boyfriend shirt.

Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney
A sleeveless suede trench dress with a waterfall cascade collar in mint green.

David Rodriguez

My pleat-front top that can be worn as a jacket or as a two-piece dress with the matching skirt.

Dennis Basso
A little fur bolero with inserts of lace or hand-embroidery.

Ella Moss by Pamella Protzel
Off-the-shoulder minidress with a peekaboo of mesh.

Erin Fetherston
The drapy tie-front tan leather jacket.

Lela Rose
Striped surfer knits — using bold pastels interspersed with tones from the sea, these knits evoke a casual luxury that gives edge to any look.

Maria Pinto
The maxima dress because it is all about movement and sensuality — it bands together silk suspended from tulle spiraling around the body; the architectural aspect of the straps allows the shape to suspend from the shoulder and dance around the body; the color is cobalt, vibrant yet mysterious.

Nanette Lepore
A long, multistriped tube dress in a mix of sun-drenched brights and weathered neutrals.

Pamella Roland by Pamella DeVos
Our beautifully tailored lightweight tweed coat in shades of pink, cream and pale gold with delicate floral embroidery.

Peter Som
A pale blue jacquard sheath that can take you from day to evening.

Ports 1961 by Tia Cibani
The transparent organza blazer in airy oasis.

Rebecca Taylor
The quilted voile jacket that comes in ballet pink, white and black — the style is modern and cool, yet it is such a feminine and familiar fabric.

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Reem Acra
Accessories, necklaces and belts in any color that pops!

Tadashi Shoji
Garden pink silk crepe cocktail dress.

Temperley London by Alice Temperley
My Amora jumpsuit.

Thuy by Thuy Diep

My cutout-back dress color-blocked in muted clay, toasted almond and egret white.

Tibi by Amy Smilovic Lavender
Shorts with cascading ruffles — the tranquil color paired with the feminine design makes for an elegant take on the everyday shorts design.

Tommy Hilfiger
A soft-washed cotton jacket in cool beach tones: sea blue, pink and peach.

Tracy Reese
A classic, yet modern statement coat in passionfruit.

VPL by Victoria Bartlett
The new insertion bra in lilac.

Yigal Azrouël
The Berber pant — a richly embroidered antique cotton piece in a range of all colors from the palette.

 

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