Top 10 trends from Fashion Week [Pictures]
In a year where spring collections were dominated by the usual suspects - trends such as pastels, animal patterns and ethnic prints - superior silhouettes, fine fabrics and choice of color helped designers stand out from the masses. As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's look at spring 2013 collections comes to a close, we wrap up the top trends. -John-John Williams IV
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Who knew that pants would be so popular? But designers softened the garments to make them more female-friendly. "I'm looking forward to celebrating womanhood through all the girly silhouettes," said Alice Ntam, an image consultant and fashion blogger based in Washington. "Even pants were created with a female point of view - like Tracy Reese's pants (above) with the sequins and prints. They were to die for." Diane von Furstenberg's collection was also jam-packed with slacks. She used pants under tunics and dresses or simply as the main attraction.