Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear
October 10, 2012 New York
"Naughty nautical" is the theme of Lindsey Thornburg's new collection for Spring. But while the lineup may have a maritime message, fans of the designer famous for her "witchy" Pendleton cloaks and tie-dyed caftans know better than to expect bateau stripes and anchor motifs. Instead, Thornburg's familiar sack dresses come with loosely tied rope details in back, while the enzyme treatment on a flirty gown with cutout sides evokes the reflections of a tidal pool. Thornburg explained that she aimed to branch out into more wearable pieces this season, hence the inclusion of cute linen drawstring shorts and a few comparatively form-fitting frocks. Still, what stood out here was the designer's more signature fare, like an ethereal silk linen kimono, which felt fresh in light of Spring's ongoing Asian theme.