Honor Spring 2014: Skipping Through a Forest

We've come to realize it's impossible to leave an Honor show disappointed and that, if nothing else, Giovanna Randall's designs will be always reall
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We've come to realize it's impossible to leave an Honor show disappointed and that, if nothing else, Giovanna Randall's designs will be always reall
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We've come to realize it's impossible to leave an Honor show disappointed and that, if nothing else, Giovanna Randall's designs will be always really, really pretty. Still, Randall has proven yet again that her shows can be full of surprises.

Last season's show featured a film alongside a live runway show. This season, she put on a more traditional runway show (in the same space, impressively), with some non-traditional elements, like a backdrop of Birch trees with lights, and a finale that involved models skipping and smiling barefoot. Yep, models being happy. Such a rare sight that it added to the magical energy the whole show exuded. As did what I thought was a star motif that sparkled on dresses as well as the models' hair. Though it turns out they were flowers...slash fireflies.

Which makes sense given her inspiration: "I saw some images of birch trees and I started thinking about ghostly they are and then I started imagining fireflies and a dark forest and I thought about a party that would take place there and I thought about a wedding and a funeral."

Randall stuck with familiar, feminine silhouettes--all beautifully tailored--with lots of springy nature-inspired prints and laser-cut shapes. Unexpected cutouts and pattern-blocking kept things modern and edgy; and Leith Clark's dreamy styling made it all that much more swoon-worthy.

Photos: IMAXtree