Ever since that acid yellow skirt at Phillip Lim, we've been waiting, dying, to break out some neon come spring. But how will we approach this one? There's the "accessories only" route, done very well on Aussi label Willow's runway - a nice way of incorporating the look while still looking relatively normal (but then why wear neon?) And then there's the no holds barred tactic, worn by the model at left - which, in an editorial looks pretty cool, but in real life would appear to be one Body Glove tee away from a Fresh Prince of Bel Air homage. We think it'll depend on where we're going - a family event? Maybe some bright orange nail polish. Work thing? Electric blue top. Date with the boyfriend? Orange mini. So what about you? Are you planning on resurrecting neon this spring? If so, will you rock it in the details or go for the full-blown effect?
Neon Spring 2013: An Afternoon Picnic With Some Very Special Prints
SAO PAULO--Neon designers Dudu Bertholini and Rita Comparato are known in Brazil for their original prints and eccentricity. Both were heavily on display yesterday afternoon at Ibirabuara Park (Sao Paulo's Central Park) outside the fashion week venue. "I think this collection really translates what Neon is because our trademark is our exclusive prints," Comparato told us before the show. There were some outlandish looks--a swimsuit bottom with suspenders for instance. But there were also some awesomely wearable looks, like cute short suits and skirts for those willing to experiment with some very unusual prints. Prints that don't look like what you might find on a Prabal Gurung or a Peter Pilotto, but rather prints that look like they're indigenous to an exotic country, created by local artists. Which, these are. The designers invite over 50 artists to collaborate with them on the prints and everything is made in Brazil. While that makes production more difficult and expensive, the finished result is unlike anything you'd find in the states (unless you count the brand's recent Macy's collaboration--part of the retailer's "Magical journey through Brazil" campaign).