Illustration: Courtesy of Elizabeth Fillmore
As good as any inspiration for Spring 2013, Elizabeth Fillmore turned to the season's new blooms, poring over hundreds of images of flowers to find the shapes and colors that would bring her latest collection to life. The resulting "romantic, soft, and modern" dresses—as Fillmore describes them—interpret the floral motifs into couture fabrics, like the bias-cut, four-ply silk crepe used to create this slinky sheath gown. The design also features a delicately beaded illusion back, adding a dose of sparkle to Fillmore's more typically textural aesthetic.
Stay tuned for full Fashion Week coverage starting April 11, and see how last season's sketches translated into real-life runway creations.
—Phillip B. Crook
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