Delayed Missives for covering runway show for me. Here's her thoughts:
Nanette Lepore F/W 2013 -- aptly titled Nanette on Mars -- featured many futuristic elements such as fabrics with high sheen and strong geometric shapes. I normally expect bright color and patterns from Nanette Lepore, but this season the color palette was quite dark and mostly done in olive green, blue, black and a dash of red. The most predominant pattern used was a watercolor-like space dye, again in dark colors. In contrast, holographic shoes and accessories (a full line of handbags will launch this fall) in bright blue and lime green accompanied most of the looks. I noticed that other than the classic pretty Nanette Lepore dresses, many of the signature shapes such as the skirt suit were missing. Maybe this is a sign of a new direction for the brand? I'm interested to see what develops over the next few seasons.