Nanette Lepore Brings The Sunshine With Prints, Pastels, And A Performance From Brazilian Girls

Prints and pastels were a Spring 2013 treat at Nanette Lepore.
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Bright eyes, bright prints and bright detailing on everything from shoes to belts dominated at Nanette Lepore’s Spring 2013 show at New York Fashion Week today. One of our favorite trends from this season’s shows has been electric, pastel colors swept across eyes–we saw a more subdued, cat eye version at Alice + Olivia as well–and the Lepore lids were one of our favorite iterations yet. Opaque color reaching to just below the brow made the models eyes pop, whether it was in metallic peach, blue, or white. Moving from the top down, silhouettes were modern and airy, with one shoulder pieces, halters, keyholes, and more flowing into looks so bursting with prints that it looked like they were made of rainbow sherbet. After this show, we have officially found our personal color for Spring 2013 (but don’t hold us to it because we like to be able to change our minds), and it’s melon. Warm, orangey pink, we can’t get enough. We were also wild about the mixed pastel plaids we saw on Brazilian Girls’ frontwoman Sabine Sciubba, who performed her signature smooth, tropical tunes for the entirety of the show.

Brazilian Girls had the crowd swaying through the entire show.
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We snapped the above photo with Sabine backstage before she went on. She spent much of her pre-show cuddling with her daughter, who turned 11 months old today. To see her go from mother to super seductive, beyond cool band leader within a matter of minutes was completely rad, and we found ourselves torn, at times, between watching her and looking at the clothes, because both were so awesome. We also found ourselves thinking criminal, thefty thoughts about aforementioned plaid outfit. It’s a variation on the all over patterned suit trend that we LOVE. Oh, also, lest we forget: the shoes. Taking inspiration from both Birkenstocks and, our personal fave shoe right now, which is the clog, Nanette’s shoes were heavy, sturdy, and colorful, and definitely a step forward (heh) from some of the trends we’ve been seeing this past spring.

What was your favorite look from Nanette Lepore’s spring 2013 collection?

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