June 04, 2014 New York
That meant a lace-striped sweatshirt for the plane ride over, and an embroidered tunic and a long floral dress with cutaways at the sides for when you arrive. For those staying in town, there was a fit-and-flare trench, the first Lepore has designed in a while. "I saw girls in Tokyo wearing them, and I thought, This is it, it's time to reintroduce them into the collection," she said. Bi-level, floral-printed sheath dresses were another option—a conservative alternative to the ubiquitous crop top. Also, "it makes your waist look really teeny."
At times it read a little too classic—too pretty-girl in a fashion cycle where a certain amount of boyishness is in overwhelming favor. Lepore addressed that with a culotte suit in a spongy woven fabric that could be worn with Stan Smiths as easily as it could with a pair of stilettos.