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Resort 2012 is promising to be an eclectic season, packed with vibrant colors, exaggerated embellishments and... scuba gear? Here's a look at the collections' most eye-catching trends and the stylish ways footwear designers are jumping on or, should we say, overboard. —Angela Velasquez

Take the Plunge
Michael Kors and Derek Lam made a splash with formfitting scuba-inspired silhouettes and tailoring. But leave the fins to the fish. The very literal trend looks less like a costume in footwear with details like color blocking and sporty stripes.

Take the Plunge: Michael Kors; Commes des Garcons; Derek Lam.
Clockwise from left: Michael Kors; Commes des Garcons; Derek Lam.

Global Girls
Giambatista Valli, Thakoon and a tribe of other high-end designers gave a sneak peak of the African-inspired designs that are expected to be one of spring's biggest trends. Mixed textures with a hint of shine convey the luxe look in footwear.

Global Girls: Giambattista Valli; Thakoon; Reed Krakoff.
Clockwise from top left: Giambattista Valli; Thakoon; Reed Krakoff.

The Scoop
Rochas and Emilio Pucci showed soft shades of sherbet orange and pistachio green—refreshing alternatives to shocking neon—that make tans look even better. Footwear with smooth color-soaked suede captures a similar vibe.

The Scoop: Manolo Blahnik; Emilio Pucci; Rochas.
Clockwise from top left: Manolo Blahnik; Emilio Pucci; Rochas.

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