I also made sure to stop into Duro Olowu, according to MilkMade, his inspiration for the collection was Jacques Henri Lartigue, a French photographer working from the 1930's up until the 70's and also Windrush, a period in the 50's when all of the West Indians came to England to work....

For Spring 2012 Mimi Plange presented an Asian inspired collection peppered with Namibian tribal influences. Dubbed 'A Flower in the Desert', the collection offered exotic column dresses in soft rose colored palettes with floral prints. Button up shirt dresses with waist-cinching belts along...

In a departure from the joyful saturated brights pervasive in spring collections, Rebecca Taylor opts for muted shades with irridescent undertones to give what would otherwise be drab hues ethereal dimension. Pale, transparent asymmetrical layers served as the foundation for skirts and...

Who better than ultra-feminine designer Nanette Lepore to capture the visceral cheerfulness of spring? This year, she envisions classic ladylike silhouettes where edginess abounds. Retro cuts, clean a-line and pencil hems are prim yet full of sex appeal. Looks are updated with electric neons,...

In an homage to his new accreditation, Valli allowed the complicated techniques characteristic of couture to take center stage as the sole inspiration for his spring offerings. Indeed, the collection lives up to its inspiration. 31 of the 41 looks adhere to a monochromatic black and white...

Designer Mary Katrantzou's spring 2012 collection emphatically embraces the natural beauty of the season with vibrant hues and structural mastery. Graphic geometric patterns take on a life of their own, leaping off expertly tailored frocks and structured suits. Dresses finished with neat...

>> It was a happy mash-up of prints and color that met visitors to Duro Olowu's energetic Spring 2012 presentation on Saturday night. Models twirled and vamped to a drum-beat soundtrack, onlookers frenetically snapped pictures, and the designer chatted with guests Anna Wintour and Bethann...

Designer Duro Olowu with models at his Fall 2011 presentation. Photos via WireImage. Keep an eye peeled on Essence.com for reviews of Tory Burch and Max Azria! Share and Enjoy:

Out of all of the hundreds each season, I bestow Duro Olowu with the title of my favorite print master. He has a way of being fashion forward and bold, yet so breathtaking even the most timid would want to try his pieces on for size. He paired all of his latest designs for Spring 2013 with...

Miuccia Prada has a playdate with proportions and print for Miu Miu's spring 2012 collection. Opening the show with separates in slate blue, burgundy, and black, we wonder if we'll see any more color or print amongst crop tops and a- line hems. Simple, clean looks are followed by a series of...

 

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