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As 2012 draws to a close, we're surveying our friends in the fashion industry about the year's biggest news stories and most exciting developments. First up: Best Trends. Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.

[From left: Gucci, Valentino, Tsumori Chisato]

Amalie Drury, editor of Pure Wow: The blazer boom; high-low summer dresses.
Emma Arnold, creator of Tres Awesome: Photographic textiles and the top knot... the top knot is the best trend of the decade.

Eric Himel, fashion stylist: Peplums, velvet & lace.
Suzanne Kopulos, editor and style director of Garmental:I will always love fur, leather and lace, so I am glad those were back in a major way. I especially loved the pastel palettes, designer denim taking on prints and textures like never before, and massive accessories to overcompensate for repeat outfits!
Bridget Halanski, director of runway at Factor Women: Leather, Fur, and structured bags!
April Francis, stylist and owner of The Haute Closet: Loathe trends.
Ryan Beshel, director of PR at The 900 Shops: I am literally obsessed with the color oxblood.

SEE ALSO: Kevin Aeh, shopping and style editor of Time Out who weighs in on mint green, nautical and neon.

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