It's Going To Be A Bright Neon Spring Next Year So You Best Be Prepared To Wear (Neon) Shades

Neon colors for Spring 2012 at Mara Hoffman, Nicole Miller, and Christian Siriano during New York Fashion Week.
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If there was one predominant trend saturating the whole of New York Fashion Week, it had to be NEON. Yes, color is HUGE for Spring 2012, but the hues most frequently chosen across the designer spectrum were of the EYE-SEARING neon variety. Some used it as an accent color here or there, but other designers used it absolutely everywhere. Mara Hoffman, for instance, infused her Frida Kahlo-inspired "Mexican Mama" collection with jarring prints in all shades of electric-neon VIDA LOCA-ness. Nicole Miller used it sparingly, choosing to accentuate certain parts of dresses or using neon prints selectively as just skirts or tops. Christian Siriano, on the other hand, CRANKED IT. His show was a vivid jamboree of acid green and singeing orange. But WAIT, we haven't even touched upon the accessories yet...

Nanette Lepore was really into neon yellow accented with the cutest clutches and oversized handbags adorned in various neon ribbons, and Cut 25—a contemporary diffusion line from designer Yigal Azrouël—used orange and a vivid bluish purple combo on cross-body handbags. Karen Walker went for kaPOW color combos in her super happy collection, with BRIGHT NEON PINK sunglasses that we predict will be MAYJAH come springtime.

Neon accessories for Spring 2012 from Nanette Lepore, Karen Walker, and Cut25.
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