There was a lot to love at Rachel Comey's Spring 2013 show. No surprise there, as the designer has been cultivating — and winning at — her particular breed of laid-back cool for over a decade now. On offer this time around was plenty of that, and also plenty of something new: texture. It came in nearly every form, from slick and shiny (as on a rose-gold A-line mini) to light and wispy (on deconstructed peplum sheaths) to structured and nubby (on jigsaw-quilted shorts and dresses). Prints were plenty eye-catching, too — dappled sun prints, floral camouflage, and watercolor stripes — and they certainly played nicely with all that glorious texture.
Since no Comey show would be complete without an array of want-now shoes, those bear mentioning, too. This season, the designer's signature wood-heeled clogs, lace-ups, and ankle-strap flats came accented with mirror-like metallics, perforated neutrals, and uberbright patent leather.