Bright bursts of neon and other zesty hues lit up the runway this season, from highlighter yellow fluorescent green.
Mara Hoffman featured retina-scorching neons with a tribal twist.
Leanne Marshall delivered gravity-defying architectural gowns in scorching combos of ivory, lavender, and highlighter yellow.
Did Duro Olowu crib inspiration from a box of Sharpies?
#2: GOING NATIVE
Whether Navajo, African, or West Indian, ethnic prints continue to be bang on trend.
You can take Gretchen Jones out of the Southwest, but you can’t take the Southwest out of Gretchen Jones.
Suzanne Rae drew from 19th century Japanese motifs.
At EDUN, designer Sharon Wauchob paid homage to the label’s African provenance.
#3: TRUE ROMANCE
Dreamy, ladylike silhouettes are the antithesis of Hollywood’s yen for baring all.
Throw on some Cole Porter; Costello Tagliapietra’s fluid dresses are strong yet sensual.
A soft yellow wrap dress with Eastern influences—quite a departure for no-holds-barred Suno.
Suzanne Rae’s artfully draped gown is a class act.
A vision of frills and flounces at Leanne Marshall.
#5: LUXE SAFARI
It’s a jungle out there, so keep your cool with safari-inspired cuts and faux animal accents.
Organic by John Patrick is ready for high adventure on the Serengeti.
A utility blazer by Chris Benz goes incognito in camo and foil.
Take a walk on the wild side with Duro Olowu’s leopard-print pant.
#6: PAINTED LADIES
Clad in exuberant prints, this season’s dresses are worth framing.
The Costello Tagliapietra boys delivered whimsical florals inspired by American painter Georgia O ‘Keefe.
Vermillion washes of color and daubs of pale yellow make EDUN’s edgy-chic dress impossible to ignore.
Duro Olowu’s paneled work of art got its groove from Patti Smith, ’60s ska, ’70s dub-reggae, and ’30s French torch music.