Las Vegas Trends: Pop Goes Spring

"Girls just wanna have fun" could be the fashion mantra this Spring as prints, neon brights and an '80s revival lighten up Fall's serious mood. That was the look designers presented at the recent Las Vegas trade shows, which ran Aug. 20-23. And in true '80s style, it was a colorful affair. From pastels to printed denim and ethnic patterns, the look was all about eye-catching fashion. For those who prefer a clean aesthetic, bold and bright accessories made the fashion statement. Here are the key looks of the season.

Totally '80s

Bleached denim, high-top sneakers and bustiers-think '80s icons such as Cyndi Lauper and Madonna to inspire the fashion set for Spring.

G-Star Raw Nudie Jeans In God We Trust Alejandra G. Sanctuary Puma

Print Party

Continuing from Spring '12, prints are making a fashion statement all their own. A variety of eye-catching designs turned up on denim and ready-to-wear and especially matched sets.

Bardot Bardot Collina Strada Bec & Bridge Bec & Bridge Lavand Talulah New York

I Want Candy

Spring's softer side comes in a pastel palette. Think South Beach chic as designers add sherbet shades to clothing and accessories.

Rebecca Minkoff Bardot Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer Talulah New York Talulah New York Thvm Stella and Jamie Alejandra G. Talulah New York

Ethnic Chic

Ethnic style adds a multicultural flair to Spring's colorful mood. Bold prints come in everything from African to Filipino and Aztec designs.

Zoa New York Banago Henrik Vibskov Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer Soldat Tailoring Modahnik Alejandra G.

Printed Denim

Printed denim is a "must have" for Spring. Wash treatments and designs such as artsy flowers, feathers and flags turned up in almost every collection.

Hudson Jeans Notify + Manish Arora Hudson Jeans Maxime Cossoguy Drowning In My Sleep Thvm


The waist is Spring's erogenous zone. From bustier tops to corsets and peplums, the waist is a cinch.

Talulah New York Talulah New York Stella and Jamie

Dip Dye

Designers are getting creative with color this season. Everything from denim shirts to cut-off shorts is trimmed with colorful washes, paint and dip-dye treatments.

Sanctuary Hudson Jeans Notify Free People Palladium

Day Glo

Get your glow on. Neon brights return à la the '80s, adding a fresh update to accessories, denim and ready-to-wear.

Washborn Washborn Bardot Alejandra G. Sanctuary Maxime Cossoguy Drowning In My Sleep Puma

Black & White

Designers get graphic with black and white. Bold design lines, stripes, intricate patterns and shapes create the look.

Henrik Vibskov Talulah New York Stella and Jamie Zoe Karssen

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