Once in a while a runway show brings a smile to my face. Sass & Bide took a sad story and turned it into fruit punch with their return to the runway Fall collection. The show was dedicated to a friend of theirs who passed away from cancer. "Rainbows for Kate” is a celebration of life, love, hope and happiness.

Rainbows translated into sequins, polka dots, ruffles, ribbons, plaid and super elaborate albeit fabulous head pieces. Layered stockings, fierce black heels and black undertones kept the collection from being overly frilly. Though the varicolored textures — also including a harlequin sequin print — were a tad circus-like, they were fun and unique. It's nice to see something daring at New York fashion week, and it's nice to witness such rich inspiration.


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