Fashion Week: Bold Surprises On And Off The Runway

A model walks the runway at the Irina Shabayeva Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Audi Forum on September 14, 2011 in New York City. i

A model walks the runway at the Irina Shabayeva Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Audi Forum on September 14, 2011 in New York City. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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A model walks the runway at the Irina Shabayeva Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Audi Forum on September 14, 2011 in New York City.

A model walks the runway at the Irina Shabayeva Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Audi Forum on September 14, 2011 in New York City.

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Since last Thursday, top designers have been showcasing their Spring 2012 collections in N.Y. Pulitzer Prize-winning style writer Robin Givhan has been on the scene, seeing vibrant colors and bold prints dominating the runway. In the audience, American Vogue chief Anna Wintour was sitting with rapper Nicki Minaj. Givhan also talks about the smashing success of Missoni's limited edition Target line.

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