Runway Sneak Peek: Spring 2013 Sketches
We asked some of our favorite designers to give us a glimpse of the gowns they'll send down the Spring 2013 runway.
Elizabeth Fillmore turned to spring's new blooms for inspiration this season, 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.