When I first saw the chartreuse dresses parading down the runway at the Nanette Lepore show on Tuesday, I was horrified that one of my favorite boho-inspired designers seemed to be favoring a very heinous color. But as more items appeared from the Spring 2007 collection at New York Fashion Week, I grew to appreciate the day-glow shade—but as an accent color, mind you, not as the entire basis for a dress. The chartreuse actually made for a stunning and surprising combination when tempered with royal and light blues or overlaid with black, and I loved the bright color accents provided by the models' big chunky bangles.
When Lepore toned down the color palette, the line broke ground with sleek and unusual silhouettes, like super-high-waisted skirts paired with cropped shrug suit jackets. As always, I could have done without the animal prints, but all in all, I'd have to say this is one of the more entertaining and wearable collections to be shown so far. To see all of Fabsugar's New York Fashion Week coverage, click here. To view the rest of Nanette Lepore's collection,