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PICS: Sexy styles from international catwalks!

Last updated on: December 7, 2012 20:12 IST

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In a round-up of recent world fashions, we bring you the best of designerwear seen on catwalks from Paris to Sydney.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Switzerland, Destination Fashion 2012, Aruba In Style...there have been several major fashion events held across the globe in the past month.

From hot swimwear to ice-cool cocktails and even dresses made of chocolate, the designs ranged from sexy and glam to cutting-edge and creative.

So browse through and bring youself up-to-date with the latest trends and international offerings in the following pages.

We start off with a glimpse from the Cleo Annual Swim Party organised by Cleo Magazine in Sydney, Australia, where bikinis and swimsuits by Aussie brand Billabong dominated the runway in a riot of colour.

This pastel floral two-piece was among the more striking creations, with its delicate colour and lace-trim setting it apart from the rest.


Image: A Cleo Annual Swim Party creation, showcased at the Water Bar on November 13, 2012 in Sydney, Australia
Photographs: Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Getty Images

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We then travel to Mexico City, to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

This ensemble by Mexican brand Pink Magnolia gave off a flirty vibe with its quilted skirt and plunging back.


Image: A Pink Magnolia creation, showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show in Mexico City November 12, 2012
Photographs: Henry Romero/Reuters

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Uniquely structured, this beautiful mini is the work of Turkish couturier Arzu Kaprol, and was seen at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days in Zurich.


Image: An Arzu Kaprol creation, showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days at Schiffbau on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG

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The same event also saw the ethereal stylings of Greek-Italian designer Dimitri, whose sheer, pleated dresses in bright citrus tones were a visual delight.


Image: A Dimitri creation, showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days at Schiffbau on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG
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Haiti's first-ever Fashion Week was a landmark do last month.

Seen here is a lovely orange beach kaftan and beaded necklace, both creations by Haitian fashion and accessories designer Giovanna Menard.


Image: A Giovanna Menard creation, showcased at Haiti's first Fashion Week in Port-au-Prince November 9, 2012
Photographs: Swoan Parker/Reuters

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Moving onto Miami, we come to the sophisticated and sensual stylings from the house of Emilio Pucci, showcased at the Destination Fashion 2012 To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis (the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis).

Artistic director of Pucci Peter Dundas put up a fantastic showing, as is apparent from this design -- a stunning white one-sided tunic teamed with see-through pants.


Image: An Emilio Pucci creation designed by Peter Dundas,showcased during Destination Fashion 2012 To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis, on November 10, 2012 in Miami, Florida
Photographs: John Parra/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund

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Pucci's sheer offerings were reminiscent of another showing held halfway across the world at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days in Zurich -- this pin-tucked ivory dress, worn over a full corset too to the ramp at the Dawid Tomaszweski Show.


Image: A Dawid Tomaszweski creation, showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG

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In stark contrast was the chic resortwear from American designer Charlotte Ronson, also on display at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days.

This black satin and white mesh playsuit from her collection was the cynosure of all eyes.


Image: A Charlotte Ronson creation showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG

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For those who like making a heavy-duty statement, this metallic panelled mini was presented during the Wensibo Show, the Fibres and Yarns Award Winner 2012 by Oerlikon, at Zurich's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days.


Image: A Charlotte Ronson creation showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG

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This chocolate and black affair reflective of duality is the work of Desiree Gabriel, taking to the ramp in Zurich too.

It was showcased during the 9th Annabelle Award 2012 'An Homage to the Youth' on the second day of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days.


Image: A Desiree Gabriel creation, showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days on November 8, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG

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Channeling the crop-top and pencil skirt trend, this zebra-printed ensemble was part of the Laurel Show at Mercedes-Benz.


Image: A Laurel creation, showcased at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days on November 7, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG

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Worthy of any A-lister or red carpet, this elegant black evening gown is among Kevan Hall's latest offerings, and was seen at the Lupus LA 10th Anniversary Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California.


Image: A Kevan Hall creation, showcased at the Lupus LA 10th Anniversary Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 1, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California
Photographs: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images For Lupus LA

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From evening elegance we move to tropical beach beauties. This flowery resort dress by Gigliola Designs was showcased in Aruba -- the first week of November saw the Caribbean isle come alive with Aruba in Style 2012, an event highlighting fashion, music and nightlife on the beautiful island.


Image: A Gigliola Designs creation, showcased at Aruba In Style 2012 on November 2, 2012 in Oranjestad, Aruba
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AIS

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The International Swim Show & Soiree at Aruba In Style saw the best of swimwear on offer, from labels such as Agua Bendita, Aqua Di Lara and Poko Pano.

This sexy blue bikini and shirt cover-up are from Brazilian brand Poko Pano.


Image: A Poko Pano creation, showcased at Aruba In Style 2012 International Swim Show & Soiree on November 3, 2012 in Oranjestad, Aruba
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AIS

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The event's kick-off party and press conference saw a charity auction fashion show by designer Berjheny Perez; this daring mesh vest and sarong skirt are her creations.


Image: A Berjheny Perez creation, showcased at the LBD Aruba In Style Kickoff Party and Press Conference on November 1, 2012 in Oranjestad, Aruba
Photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AIS

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And finally, we come to the quirkiest of the lot -- designs in chocolate!

This dramatic (and delicious) design was just one of the many that took to the the runway during the 18th Salon Du Chocolat at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles in Paris.


Image: A creation showcased at the 18th Salon Du Chocolat at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on October 30, 2012 in Paris, France
Photographs: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

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