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Exaggerated flamboyance, wistful innocence, an artful mix of opposites and underlying sexiness — the standout collections had it all.

This story first appeared in the February 15, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs >>

Marc Jacobs >>

Rodarte >>

Vera Wang >>

Tory Burch >>

Dennis Basso >>

Naeem Khan >>

Josie Natori >>

Sophie Theallet >>

Betsey Johnson >>

Zero + Maria Cornejo >>

Araks >>

J.Crew >>

Bibhu Mohapatra >>

Norisol Ferrari >>

Diesel Black Gold >>

Alice + Olivia >>