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Cathy Horyn considers the trends on spring 2010's runways and sees a return to practicality. "This season a word that virtually disappeared from backstage sound bites was 'emotion.' If a designer said something like 'Fashion needs to have emotion,' you edged away. You want emotions? Just ask department store chiefs how they felt earlier this year after discounting their pricey inventories. Today people are shopping with their brains." [NYT]