I came across the NEON & NEUTRAL shop on etsy and love the designer’s use of color…. Check it out!

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Marc Jacobs put together a wonderfully fresh palette of berries with that deep, rich, blackish purple. I love this color as an alternative to black or brown..and throwing in the mustard yellow and oranges adds depth and interest…..

He used mid-sized geos throughout the collection and I think the scale is worth noting..not as teeny-tiny as we saw in spring ’10, but still not blown out like many of the other prints out there…

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There have been so many amazing print and color stories in the Spring shows that I am having a hard time keeping up with them all….but I saw this collection by Christopher Kane and just loved the contrast between the bright neon colors and the translucently textural lace fabrics..

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I JUST ADOOOOOOOORRREE PETER PILOTTO. He does a beautiful job of incorporating prints into his collections.  Although his Spring ’11 collection is a tad on the mellow side, i think he hit the print/color trends spot on. The prints are simple and clean, perfect for the complex draping and illusion of movement, which Pilotto is famous for creating. I love the sense of an art deco influence, but it is not in your face or kitschy, which the Art Deco style can easily take on….

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