Faux Bois--which is a the snotty French way of saying 'fake wood'. Whatever you want to call it, there was more wood grain in the Spring 2011 collections than in your uncle's Cadillac.
L to R: Rodarte, Diesel Black Gold, Christian Siriano, Chado Ralph Rucci
Collars--not necessarily in conjunction with button-downs either. Some were just added to sheer tops and black shift dresses.
L to R: Isaac Mizrahi, 3.1 Philip Lim, Davidelfin, Cynthia Rowley
Triangles--whether in cutouts or inserts, the thrice pointed shape was having a moment.
L to R: VPL, Juan Carlos Obando, Max Azria, Prabal Gurung
Plastics--or plasticine finishes were errwhere. Shiny rules.
L to R: Rad Hourani, Acne, ThreeAsFour, Reed Krakoff