Honor Fall/Winter 2013

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Giovanna Randall, the pre-med student, opera singer and now lead fashion designer of Honor has received much critical praise over her last few fashion week collections. That being said, her reputation will hopefully cushion the dent left by her Fall/Winter 2013 collection. It’s certainly the right month for her designs — pink, hearts, and bedazzling seemed to be a trend here, and a number of outfits included all three, especially the first look. The construction and tailoring were together, but the designs translated to “tween-school-girl” with metallic flats, white tights, lots of peter-pan collars and color blocking.

The inspiration was clear: hearts and half-hearts were everywhere: cutouts, prints, jewels, and seams–they were set in double-faced wool coats The outcome felt costume-y, a backtrack from the sweet but sophisticated styles of Honor’s previous seasons. What the collection lacked, perhaps, was the presence of a greater variety of prints. One top and long skirt combination did have white and black stripes with emerald green hearts which looked nice, but that material only showed up in one other outfit. Hopefully, the designer brings back the printed chiffon she used in the spring/summer 2013 collection which read as effortlessly pretty rather than pink and cutesy.

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