11/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Top 10 Fashion Week Themes: From Aqua Blue To Tap Pants

Truth be told, it's sometimes hard to pinpoint the defining moments of Fashion Week. There are shows we love, those we don't, and others that stay on the brain long after the reviews have been posted. But this season, one thing that resonated was literally simple: Versatility. While some designers pushed the envelope (Alex Wang, Preen, Rodarte) and others stayed the course (Band of Outsiders, Phillip Lim) the common thread was crafting garments with real transitional power, pieces that weren't tied to spring or summer but that offered freshness in the form of longevity.

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