Juan Carlos Obando loves a well-themed fashion show, and for his spring 2010 collection it seems the California-bsed designer was inspired by all things American West.

Models traversed studio four at Milk to the music from "The Magnificent Seven," looking like each had taken a roll down a dusty hillside before making her exit. True to form, Obando showed multiple variations of his theme — in this case smudged peplum jackets paired with slit-to-there skirts, waxed trousers, and a stunning knee length coat in rich eggplant.

Obando's new frontier continued in a second section of beautifully pleated dresses with ombre color palettes in terra cotta earth tones and vibrant midnight and turquoise blues.

He's given his girl more freedom this spring, as the collection is less ladylike more versatile than in season's past. Although the dirt stains won't appear on the clothing in stores this spring (it was only makeup), we quite liked the look of Manolo Blahnik's muddy pink suede stiletto.

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