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In honor of Memorial Day, here’s a retrospective of Black involvement in American wars past and present.

The spring runways saw tons of prints and patterns - specifically, tribal-inspired, tie-dye and gingham. And because we don't want you to take the easy way out by donning red, white and blue, here are 18 Memorial Day-inspired pieces that make a statement.

You too can indulge the season with exotic looks inspired by the rich colors and enchanted luxury of a desert oasis.

Up the ante of your casual shades by adding a bit of color, print, and pattern.

Supermodel Sessilee Lopez makes her mark with bright bandeau tops and sporty shorts, all set off by neon jewelery.

To get into the Cabo San Lucas spirit, drizzle in tie-dye and stir with straw.

We're not sure how we feel about the Etta James-like wig but Arlenis looks beautiful as usual, and it's always nice to see a model of color on the rise.

If this music thing doesn’t work out - after all, BET is banning her latest video from getting any play - then we’re sure she can make and easy transition into modeling.

Rihanna, Keri Hilson and Alicia Keys are already fans of this L.A.-based Persian designer. With 3 new collections, Ehsani continues to do what she does best by effortlessly combining ghetto-fabulous with culturally-aware.

The Sudanese model makes a striking subject in Global Gathering as she models looks from the likes of Stella McCartney, Lanvin and Etro.

Still after some style inspiration for Spring 2010? Vogue China and Chanel Iman offer you just that in the June 2010 issue.