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.
Top designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Siriano, Tracy Reese, Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka focused on finishing touches as opposed to the flash. As a result, collections appeared to be cleaner and more polished than in some years, giving them a timeless appeal.
As Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's look at spring 2013 collections comes to a close, we wrap up the top trends.
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