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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. So far, we've looked at the best and worst trends, and best retail newcomers; now, let's sum up 2012 fashion in one word (and in some cases, a few more). Readers, let us know what you think in the comments.
Eric Himel, fashion stylist: Spring: Ladylike. Fall: Romantic.
Monika Dixon, owner, Monika Dixon PR: Effortless
Bridget Halanski, director of runway at Factor Women: NEON.
Emma Arnold, creator of Tres Awesome: 1993
Jonathan Smith and Tyler Crawford from Stylechicago.com: Colorful, Bold
Amalie Drury, editor of Pure Wow: Romantic. Or maybe that was just my own frame of mind.
Sissy Spastik, performer: Newness.
April Francis, fashion stylist: Oblique.
D. Graham Kostic, creative director of Glossed & Found: ROMANTIC.
Ryan Beshel, director of PR at The 900 Shops: Fast.
Brigid Sweeney, retail reporter at Crain's Chicago Business: Dichotomy? Dichotomous? [More words than one... over here]
Lynn Okura Bey, editor of Sales Check at Chicago Magazine: Fluorescent
Suzanne Kopulos, editor and style director of Garmental: Repeat.
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