Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear
September 06, 2012 New York
Giving birth to her first child earlier this summer got Honor's Giovanna Randall thinking about the phenomenon of the human anatomy (going through labor will do that to a woman) and the "contrast between natural and synthetic worlds," she explained backstage. Her new Spring collection seamlessly fused subtle references to the body with Honor's feminine aesthetic. Randall wove graphic muscle fibers into floral patterns, for example, and added a macramé trim reminiscent of spinal cords to several pieces. But it doesn't take a trip to the Bodies exhibition to grasp the straightforward appeal of these clothes that were, in a word, pretty. Georgette silk blouses with high, ruffled collars gave off a modern Elizabethan vibe, while neon pigment-printed cocktail dresses had ladylike long sleeves and full, bell-shaped skirts. Later in the evening, fashionable Saudi Princess Deena Abdulaziz threw a small dinner party in Honor's honor, and chose to wear one of the hot pink numbers fresh off the runway for the occasion. Talk about a royal celebration.