Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is off to a muggy bang in NYC, and from presentations in Tribeca to shows at Lincoln Center, designers are showing their finest for Spring 2013. Kate Spade New York (above left) filled a showroom with models straight out of the Swinging Sixties with charming clutches, polka dots galore, and darling dresses, all in fun shades like hot pink and mint green. You couldn’t help but leave the presentation with a grin on your face!
And a softer color palette is emerging, with dusty pastels like mauve, sand, and cornflower blue popping up on runways from Peter Som to Richard Chai Love to Costello Tagliapietra. Shorts are the big news on the runway, with everything from swingy satin shorts that hover at the top of the thigh to slim, tapered Bermudas falling at the knee. If that’s not enough reason to get you to the gym over the winter, cutouts are popping up all over as well, with BCBG Max Azria (above right) making a strong case for how to make them sexy but sophisticated.
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