has been avidly following the images coming back from the Mars Curiosity rover over the past few months, and she cited the Red Planet as a launch pad for her Fall collection. Backstage before the show, the designer mused, "I keep thinking, will my daughter really go there [Mars] one day? Is that going to be the new normal?" Lepore touched on the theme with engineered prints that resembled either molten lava or "a slice of Earth," as she put it. The holographic leather accessories here—such as ankle-strap platforms and structured carryalls—were less space age and more Seapunk (ask any of the bloggers sitting in the front row about that alternative trend), but they're still bound to resonate with Lepore's contemporary customer. Ultimately, it was the simpler, down-to-earth looks that made the biggest waves. Two suits—one cut with a bit of slack, the other nipped in and slim—were surprising standouts. Who knew suits were such a strong suit for Lepore?