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Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing
Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing attends 115 shows during New York Fashion Week. Photo by Trevor Paulhus/Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Patterned dress in field
Spring’s patterns and prints insist you mix, don’t match, Downing says. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Platform sandal and fringe bag
A fringed bag adds instant new bohemian cred. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Cover-up and necklace
Fringe finds its way onto almost everything. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Etro boho dress
A patterned maxi dress from Etro exemplifies spring trends. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Dries Van Noten
This spring, all roads lead to the 1970s, Downing says. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Patterned skirt
Spring looks have a bit of an urban edge too. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Animal print flat sandal
You must have a flat sandal this spring. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Nude sandal
Flatform sandals also provide the foundation for spring's hottest looks. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus