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Nanette Lepore’s space travel

Designer Nanette Lepore's Fall 2013 collection was inspired

Designer Nanette Lepore's Fall 2013 collection was inspired by the Mars Rover. We loved the iridescent textured top shown beneath a black wool coat and set off by a Space Age hologram handbag and shoes. (Feb. 13, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

You expect Nanette Lepore to have some kind of boho-vintagey vibe going on at her shows, but on Wednesday at the tents she took a more futuristic stance: she was inspired by the Mars Rover.

We loved the iridescent textured top shown beneath a black wool coat and set off by a Space Age hologram handbag and shoes. And high tech jackets and coats that looked like leather were actually coated wool -- so smart. As has been the case on many a runway (too many truthfully), there was loads of black … a perfect LBD that will be a wardrobe go-to. A refreshing break from all that black came in the form of a dark violet coat worn over a sparkly striped sweater and matching skirt. Beam us up.

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