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cocosa.comPREEN. PHILLIPLIMCHRISTOPHERKANE"Preen sent charming chalky pastel hues down the runway at its SS12 show in New York. This sherbet lemon top looks great worn with a contrasting pale pink skirt.""Pastel shades work perfectly with Farhi's signature minimal silhouettes, showing that the trend can be employed on pared-down shapes as well as more feminine pieces."NICOLEFARHI"3.1 Phillip Lim's SS12 collection was fi lled with sherbet colours and minimal feminine silhouettes. This is a great work option, making it a commercial winner." "Christopher Kane's SS12 collection was delicate and feminine with a sharply tailored undercurrent. This pink preppy sweater looks sugary and cute paired with a pastel green skirt."candyTHE COCOSA BUYERS' GUIDE27"From Kane to Preen, I love the so ness of SS12 pastels against 2011's pop brights." Katie Wade, womenswear buyerSWEET SORBET

cocosa.compatinaGILESRALPH  URENTHEYSKENS' THEORYDIESELB CKGOLDTHE COCOSA BUYERS' GUIDE28"Brushed pewter and high-shine silver make a futuristic statement for SS12." Lori Grossman, womenswear buyerMETALLIC EDGECOMPILED BY: CHRIS GILL"Giles was fi lled with refl ective silver, laser-cut dresses, skirts and tops. This dress shows how metallic can be worn as a major statement piece paired with patent black, sky-high heels." "Diesel Black Gold's collection gives the trend a high street-ready, preppy twist. These silver shorts look fantastic teamed with a preppy purple shirt.""Ralph Lauren channels elegant evening glamour for SS12. This beautiful champagne dress is a diff erent take on the metallic trend, but is entirely covetable." "Theyskens' Theory mixes city chic with a futuristic edge. It works the metallic trend into high-shine shirts and trousers, perfect for layering with structured blazers."