I *adore* the new Crate Paper... absolutely stunning. The colour palette is always muted enough to be usable without getting TOO grungy. Grunge is definitely a has been trend, and colour is king.
It is nuts how much GOOD stuff you miss at a show, because you are visually overloaded with new at every turn. Not hard to see how consumers are hard pushed to negotiate their way through it all... especially in purse tightening times!