NYFW Spring 2013: Jill Stuart, Karen Walker, Misha Nonoo & Peter Som

Jill Stuart was one of my favorite shows from last New York Fashion Week (read about it here) and this year was no different.  Where there was a lot of cutesy shapes and young coquetishness last season, Jill Stuart grew up for Spring 2013.  As Style.com put it, 'the good girl designer...proved she has somewhat of a naughty streak'.  In summary, pretty much everything I love in life and wish I could be.

Karen Walker has quickly become one of the most coveted fashion show tickets in town.  This season's collection brought as much joy as we all had hoped.  With 1960s shapes, Jetsons styling and a checked chiffon picnic sensibility, this collection has me excited about getting dressed for Spring.  Metallics and chiffons with Peter Pan collars and A-line coats.  It is just the right side of adorable.

Misha Nonoo seems like a really fun name to have.  Thankfully she has a collection for Spring 2013 that can fully distract me from that :)  A bit Frida in styling mixed New England cool girl came across as one of the newest and freshest takes on the season.  The looks seemed effortless and pretty while also being original and fun.  Biker jackets and flamingo prints.  If that doesn't say 'springtime', I don't know what does.

Peter Som described his collection as 'Courtney Astor meets Courtney Love' and though he did deliver some 'misses', he did deliver some hits.  You could easily imagine this collection on the cool kids of Soho, mixing a sense of put-together Uptown sensibility with the cool and unexpected colors and prints of the princesses of downtown.  The beauty was just 'meh'...if you read this blog regularly, you know I am not entirely keen on orange make-up.  But the touch of the soft veils was just enough to lift this collection up towards fantasy just enough, in case you were worried Mr. Som was taking it too seriously.

(All images c/o Style.com)