MBFW: Big and Bold is Better for Nanette Lepore's Vision of Spring '13

Nanette Lepore steered away from pastels and went for the totally cool vibe instead.

MBFW: Big and Bold is Better for Nanette Lepore’s Vision of Spring ‘13

Nanette Lepore steered away from pastels and went for the totally cool vibe instead.

-Amanda Holstein

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The singer of the live band at the Nanette Lepore show was, in my opinion, the girl the spring 2013 collection was made for. She was stunning and feminine, yet totally cool and laid back. Her quirky dance moves, French lyrics, and wild free-flowing locks perfectly fit the mold of the Nanette Lepore girl.

Nanette Lepore’s spring 2013 collection was a refreshing break from the feminine pastels we’ve been seeing on the runway. Don’t get me wrong, I will certainly be wearing my baby blues, mints, blushes, and lilacs next spring. But I highly enjoyed her collection’s bold black and white prints with splashes of kelly, lime, and neon greens. She mixes prints impeccably and unexpectedly all at the same time. Printed blazers paired with striped Bermuda shorts, checkered dresses with bold wide belts: These were just some of the unique combinations Nanette Lepore put together.

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My one criticism is that the collection did not end with a jaw-dropping showstopper (something I look forward to at the end of every show!). The final piece was beautiful, a fitted black lace dress, but didn’t quite capture the essence of the entire collection for me, nor did it leave me wanting more.

If it wasn’t for Nanette Lepore and her gorgeous teenage daughter dancing on the runway to the lyrics “pussy, pussy, pussy, marijuana” at the end of the show, I might not have left with a huge smile on my face.

Amanda Holstein is a special Fashion Week Betty correspondent, and the author of Advice from a Twenty Something

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