Spring 2011 Fashion Trends

This Season's Must-Have Items

Designers and Store Owners Share Their Must-Haves for the Coming Season

A wall of 20-degree days and sidewalk perma-sludge make it hard to imagine life without galoshes and sleeping bag-style overcoats.

Which makes dreaming of spring fashion all the more irresistible. So, in today’s video, we asked nine designers and store owners to tell us their must-haves for the coming season — from head-to-toe white to bold prints.

Our panel: Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, Erin Beatty at Suno, Isaac Mizrahi, Jen Mankins at Bird, Kyung Lee at Albertine, Neil Blumenthal at Warby Parker Eyewear, Nicholas Kunz of Nicholas K, Mara Hoffman, and Morgan Yakus and Karin Bereson at No. 6.

A fine group, indeed. And despite the variation in taste, we found there are a few core looks that will be ubiquitous this spring.

A scarf that covers the whole face is not one of them.

For more spring trend reports, bloggers’ personal obsessions, and show coverage, check out our Fall 2011 Fashion Week site, launching today. Want to see the catwalk in person? Enter to win two tickets to designer Rebecca Minkoff’s fall/winter 2011 show this Friday at Lincoln Center.