December 12, 2013 New York
"I was thinking about those times you really want to have a countryside picnic—with an attractive gentleman wearing a suit, of course—but it's too chilly outside," said Giovanna Randall of the starting point for her Pre-Fall collection. The Honor designer is known for her ultrafeminine fare, so the looks that felt different here had a slight masculine sensibility, such as a snug cashmere herringbone blazer, a tailored twill tuxedo coat with inset satin lapels, and crisp cotton shirts. "We've been branching out into more tailoring and separates," Randall said. Of course, the lineup also boasted plenty of recognizable, pretty pieces like wispy georgette bow-neck blouses and cocktail-ready satin LBDs scattered with a hint of gold glitter. Inspired by Neri Oxman's metamorphosis studies, Randall created a unique lace that resembled dragonfly wings and used it on miniskirts and the godet panels of a standout evening gown, which also incorporated the wings as a hand-drawn print.