Mixed prints for Spring 2012 at Charlotte Ronson, Anna Sui, and Karen Walker during New York Fashion Week.
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The mixing of prints, whether it's florals with stripes or variations of tribal patterns worn together, is a trend that designers have been dabbling in for the past two-ish seasons, but not until this New York Fashion Week's Spring 2012 shows has it really exploded into such a colossally unavoidable force. If you haven't already dipped your toes in the idea, now is definitely the time to start experimenting. The aforementioned florals + stripes combo is a tried-and-true one and a great starting point for working up to more advanced iterations like those seen this week from Charlotte Ronson, Anna Sui, and Karen Walker.