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FUN IS BACK

the top ten collections of spring 2011

The economy may not have entirely recovered, but the collective fashion mood has. "It's time to be bold," Miuccia Prada told us, and in a resurgent Milan especially, it was out with the safe and the predictable and in with color, sex, and a nostalgic seventies mood. This wasn't empty escapism, though. The spirit of Yves Saint Laurent lingered over many of the collections, which meant there were fun and function in equal measure. We had the sense that designers were (gulp) enjoying their jobs again, and that feeling transferred to the clothes—nowhere more so than in these ten shows. click for more >

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