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Check out the top 5 trends from Paris Fashion Week

What will we be wearing come spring and summer 2012?

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Prints on prints A major trend this fall, mixed prints are also on tap for spring/ summer, albeit in a brighter palette. At Carven, Guillaume Henry showed shocking yellows and pinks, together in perfect harmony.

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Softened Peplums Known (and lauded) for keeping things sleek and streamlined at Céline, Phoebe Philo was just one designer who played with proportions, flirting with frilly peplums for spring.

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Molded Shoulders Far from their forgettable pointy 1980s incarnations, the new strong shoulders, as shown by Alber Elbaz at Lanvin and others, are softer, more modern and totally sexy.

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Peekaboo Cutouts As Lady Gaga’s right-hand man, Nicola Formichetti is no stranger to provocation. No surprise then, that he led the pack of designers showing sexy, strategic cutouts

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