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The New York 100

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The first indications of spring/summer 2012's key trends come courtesy of New York Fashion Week - from power florals at DKNY and Diane Von Furstenberg to sportswear at Victoria Beckham and BCBG Max Azria via Africa, with a tribal theme spied at Edun and Michael Kors. To help you make sense of all the looks to come out of New York, we've edited our 100 favourite runway outfits in the gallery below.

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  • Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012

    Spring-like greens and yellows were the perfect colour palette at Carolina Herrera

  • Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012

    Hererra’s fun bird motif made an appearance on dresses, skirts and even scarves

  • Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012

    The natural world influence was counterbalanced with graphic pieces that channelled the Art Deco era – which made for some striking gowns

  • Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2012

    The sportswear aesthetic that Derek Lam has become known for was evident in very wearable casual separates at his spring/summer 2012 show

  • Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2012

    We love the bright pattern on this lightweight jumper dress

  • Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2012

    Clean, fresh and totally modern, Lam’s gowns will no doubt be seen on the red carpet shortly

  • DKNY Spring/Summer 2012

    The shirt takes its most feminine form in this beautiful sheer, oversized DKNY dress

  • DKNY Spring/Summer 2012

    We adore this bold blue and red poppy print – but perhaps recommend choosing just one piece to invest in

  • DKNY Spring/Summer 2012

    Toned down neutrals given a glimmer of glamour

  • DVF Spring/Summer 2012

    We love the prim nature of this sweet box sweater and shorts pairing

  • DVF Spring/Summer 2012

    Von Furstenberg’s signature prints didn’t disappoint for spring/summer 2012

  • DVF Spring/Summer 2012

    Quite simply: classic DVF

  • Edun Spring/Summer 2012

    The African influence finally starts to show (albeit subtly) in Ali Hewson’s ethical label Edun

  • Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2012

    The designer loved by America’s first lady clearly knows his customer – this is classic Mrs O

  • Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2012

    Though known for his classic designs, Wu gave his collection edge by collaborating with graffiti artist KAWS to create the dark floral motif that featured throughout

  • Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2012

    We’ve already added ‘anything with a crystal-embellished collar’ to our spring/summer 2012 shopping list

  • Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2012

    We can already see Jenny Packham fan Catherine Duchess of Cambridge in this dress at a royal engagement

  • Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2012

    This stunning evening gown is certain to make a red carpet appearance come awards season

  • Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2012

    This sweet white with a hint of lemon dress is the ideal summer wedding buy

  • Luca Luca Spring/Summer 2012

    The perfect flirty summer dress

  • Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2012

    Orange popped up on many the spring/summer 2012 runway, including Rebecca Minkoff’s

  • Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2012

    A leather dress paired with a snake print biker jacket manages to seem surprisingly spring-like

  • Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2012

    Cut-out details keep this pure white dress from appearing too innocent

  • Richard Chai Spring/Summer 2012

    We love the ruched tie-waist detail of this printed summer dress

  • Suno Spring/Summer 2012

    This season’s pencil skirt trend continues into spring/summer 2012 at Suno

  • Suno Spring/Summer 2012

    Prints have become this emerging label’s signature, and we love the watercolour effect of this dress

  • Suno Spring/Summer 2012

    Subtly structured with delicate straps, this is the ultimate summer maxi dress

  • Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2012

    Tommy Hilfiger gave a nod to the Sixties with his ‘Pop Prep’ spring/summer 2012 collection

  • Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2012

    The collar seems to be having a moment – it was a key feature at Tommy Hilfiger, as well as various other spring/summer 2012 shows

  • Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2012

    Hilfiger’s drop and tie-waisted dresses will make for perfect throw-on-and-go choices come summer

  • Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2012

    She may have been Posh Spice, but Victoria Beckham showed off her sporty side for her spring/summer 2012 mainline collection

  • Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2012

    Navy paired with black made for a thoroughly modern colour combination

  • Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2012

    The waist was the focus of Zac Posen’s spring/summer 2012 collection, which was showcased in a parade of perfectly-fitting dresses, suits and pencil skirts

  • Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2012

    We adore the delicate yet gothic nature of this evening gown

  • Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2012

    A red carpet definite

  • Rodarte Spring/Summer 2012

    This off the shoulder dress was made for summer weddings

  • Rodarte Spring/Summer 2012

    Jacquard trousers and peplum waists are both key details for next season

  • Rodarte Spring/Summer 2012

    A multi-tone sweater makes a girly chiffon skirt office appropriate

  • The Row Spring/Summer 2012

    White on white was the order of the day for The Olsen’s line – their collection was made up almost exclusively of the colour

  • The Row Spring/Summer 2012

    We can see either of the twin design duo in this stunning evening gown

  • The Row Spring/Summer 2012

    Even loungewear gets the luxury treatment at The Row

  • Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2012

    The slip dress makes a triumphant return – with bra-let details and a metallic sheen

  • Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2012

    The cropped blazer is still in for spring – white gives it a fresh update.

  • Cynthia Rowley Spring/Summer 2012

    We love the hint of gold on this black dress

  • Cynthia Rowley Spring/Summer 2012

    Rowley’s collection was a blend of sporty elements with distorted floral prints and circle skirts adding a feminine touch

  • Cynthia Rowley Spring/Summer 2012

    This perforated leather top is an easy way to wear the sportswear trend (try it with ¾ trousers for the office)

  • Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2012

    Stuart was inspired by “fairy tales” this season, seen in the scalloped hems, whimsical prints and candy colours in her collection

  • Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2012

    This lemon yellow pea coat is the sweetest Spring cover-up we’ve seen

  • Jill Stuart Spring/Summer 2012

    A charming take on the shorts suit

  • Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer 2012

    Denim and patchwork were key looks at the Charlotte Ronson show

  • Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer 2012

    The shirt-dress is your essential piece for spring/summer 2012

  • Charlotte Ronson Spring/Summer 2012

    This printed tunic dress is slightly boho, but the cut stops the prairie print from being too twee

  • Preen Spring/Summer 2012

    With pretty pastels, lace and ruffles, this was Preen’s girliest collection to date

  • Preen Spring/Summer 2012

    The peplum even appeared on trousers at Preen

  • Preen Spring/Summer 2012

    Checkerboard prints look sweet in soft pastel hues

  • Preen Spring/Summer 2012

    Monochrome pieces in print and lace were more office appropriate

  • Tibi Spring/Summer 2012

    Tibi’s collection was a lesson in minimalist cool

  • Tibi Spring/Summer 2012

    All these gold trousers need is a simple white camisole

  • Tibi Spring/Summer 2012

    Single prints added an edge to the pared-back pieces

  • Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring/Summer 2012

    Herve Leger’s legendary bandage dress got a sci-fi inspired update for spring/summer 2012…

  • Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring/Summer 2012

    …and a tribal one too

  • Lacoste Spring/Summer 2012

    This season Lacoste took a sexier turn, with drop line dresses in sleek blacks

  • Lacoste Spring/Summer 2012

    ... elongated Rugby shirts

  • Lacoste Spring/Summer 2012

    … as well as some bold graphic print separates

  • Nanette Lepore Spring/Summer 2012

    This orange striped dress will look great with a golden, summer tan

  • Nanette Lepore Spring/Summer 2012

    Lemon yellow was a key colour on the New York catwalks

  • Nanette Lepore Spring/Summer 2012

    We love the contrast of the slashed crop-top paired with a fuller skirt shape

  • Diesal Black Gold Spring/Summer 2012

    With Sophia Kokosalaki behind the collection, pieces like this pink blazer and metallic trousers were high tech, casual and cool

  • Diesal Black Gold Spring/Summer 2012

    A spring update on the cape coat

  • Diesal Black Gold Spring/Summer 2012

    Metallics – like this green biker jacket – were a key theme of the collection

  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

    Marc Jacob’s younger line was fun, fresh and sportswear inspired

  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

    The orange cuffs make a simple trench pop

  • Marc by Mac Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

    We love the fun drop waist and ruffled skirt of this striped dress

  • Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

    Marc Jacob’s mainline show featured boxy, 1920s shapes…

  • Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

    … denim workwear…

  • Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012

    …and a reflective gingham print

  • Narciso Rodriguez Spring/Summer 2012

    A change from all the colour on the catwalks, Narcisco’s show was a study in black and white

  • Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2012

    The Kors collection mixed tribal style feathers, animal print and natural jewellery with safari inspired pieces

  • Theyskens Theory Spring/Summer 2012

    The capri pant is back for S/S 12, as seen at Theyskens Theory

  • Oscar De La Renta Spring/Summer 2012

    Oscar de la Renta’s collection was a riot of colour and fun floral prints

  • Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2012

    This kaftan will look great on the beach

  • Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2012

    Bright prints were worn head to toe at Anna Sui

  • Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2012

    From the satin turbans to the ankle socks and lace dresses, the collection had a seventies vibe

  • Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2012

    Wang experimented with prints and sportswear this season

  • Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2012

    We love this ethereal maxi-dress

  • Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2012

    With dresses like these, it’s easy to see why Wang is the star’s bridal designer of choice

  • Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2012

    A cool biker jacket in eye-popping teal

  • Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2012

    Like many of the New York shows, the peplum made a repeat appearance on skirts, dresses and tops

  • Badgley Mischka Spring/Summer 2012

    Badgely Mishka are masters at creating the perfect red carpet gown

  • Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012

    From flapper dresses to cloche hats, Lauren’s collection was pure Gatsby

  • Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012

    Maribou stoles added sheer glamour to the pieces

  • Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012

    We could see Daisy Buchanan in this dress

  • Monique Lhuillier Spring/Summer 2012

    Lhuillier was all about ‘the body’ this season, with figure hugging dresses

  • Monique Lhuillier Spring/Summer 2012

    This paint print kimono dress is a true statement piece

  • Monique Lhuillier Spring/Summer 2012

    Effortless New York style at its best

  • BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer 2012

    Sporty meets sexy at BCBG Max Azria

  • BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer 2012

    Two of spring/summer 2012’s biggest emerging trends were also visible on the BCBG Max Azria runway: tribal…

  • BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer 2012

    …and orange

  • Rebecca Taylor Spring/Summer 2012

    Taylor’s eclectic collection was inspired by art from the Louvre, and her intern’s wardrobes

  • Rebecca Taylor Spring/Summer 2012

    A white bomber grounds this floaty printed dress