By  on September 4, 2008

As part of its Fashion Color Report for spring, Pantone Color Institute surveyed New York designers as to what must-have items consumers should have in their closets this spring. Some designers named their own creations, while others offered simple staples, such as miniskirts or jersey dresses. Below, a look at their insights.

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Laura Poretzky for Abaeté:
A Chambray Blue dress.

Akiko Ogawa: A blouson jacket and underpants (jodhpur combination) in gray, bright blue and pink.

Alvin Valley: There are truly two must-have Alvin Valley pants for spring — a self-belt wide-leg pant in a cool Gray Melange and the new cargo trouser in a Sandy Taupe.

Kimora Lee Simmons for Baby Phat: A coral silk chiffon, strapless cocktail dress.

Brian Reyes: The ultrafeminine miniskirt —we’re showing it in a variety of shapes and fabrics.

Carmen Marc Valvo: Embellished miniskirts in neutrals.

Charlotte Ronson: Ours is a must-have “look,” a Blush Pink corset top paired with a black stonewash biker vest and black laser-cut skirt.

Christian Francis Roth: A graffiti appliqué dress in mixed spray-paint brights of Quarry, Blue Jewel, Flame and Mimosa.

Shaun Kearney for Cynthia Steffe: A short, pretty, fit and full layered skirt in Fire Red.

David Rodriguez: My Grass Green vinyl rain jacket.

Douglas Hannant: black and beige lace shirt.

Erin Fetherston: Shirred chiffon bandage dress in Electric Lime.

James Coviello: Full-skirted party dress with a veiled Rust overlay of organza on top of Hot Cherry silk satin — the color appears dimensional and atmospheric in the dress, making it perfect for any springtime party.

Lela Rose: A red plaid check-wrapped dress with embroidered woven belt.

Wichy Hassan for Miss Sixty: The Doris maxidress — it combines all my favorite prints of the season into one perfectly patchworked garment in red, green, blue and natural hues.

Nanette Lepore: Layered flouncy skirt in shades of a utopian garden.

Nicole Romano: A slim-fitting pencil dress with a pink, blue, red, black and white print used along the sides to help contour and shape the body.

Pamella Devos for Pamella Roland: Our white lambskin coat with red dot organza appliqué and beading.

Peter Som: A lacquered bouclé crop jacket in Firecracker Fuchsia.

Rebecca Taylor: A lightweight paisley printed silk dress that evokes the thoughts of walks through the lavender fields in Provence.

Reem Acra: The Jersey Dress.

Tadashi Shoji: A white beaded and mirrored neck piece sewn on tulle with a satin tie back that will be featured in my show.

Alice Temperley for Temperley London: The Temperley Petal Dress in violet from the new Romantic Odyssey collection.

Tia Cibani for Ports 1961:
A knit scarf in a medley of Ports 1961 spring colors.

Tracy Reese: Washed-leather appliqué mini in Cement.

Wenland Chia for Twinkle by Wenlan: Classic shirtdress with a quirky, twist-in print.

Vivienne Tam: Tuxedo jackets and feminine day dresses in my Peony print.

Yigal Azrouël: Jersey handkerchief dress in Saffron and Azrouëlian Gray.

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