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PPQ Fall 2013 Runway Review

PPQ was all about bright, saturated colors with black accents for Fall 2013. Silhouettes were, for the most part, mod, but that trendy oversize rounded shoulder made its way to London already. Seriously, is this the new shoulder pads? 

I loved a bright yellow moto sweater with black accents paired with super tight, super colorful graphic graffiti print pants. The print was a theme of the collection and will be easily recognizable on the streets. With lots of minis, halters and cut-out shoulders, it was hard to remember this was a fall collection, especially in the array of pinks and yellows on display. The color palette was definitely perky and Barbie-esque — as was some of the cleavage.

If you were a fan of the bubble-hem skirt, it's back and even more fabulous — read: voluminous. There's definitely some newspaper stuffed up in there.

There were some misses that sort of looked like something from a Frederick's of Hollywood catalog — a marabou mini paired with a bright blue chiffon halter with off-the shoulder straps comes to mind. The way elements of the print were incorporated onto all-black pieces in the form of applique didn't work nearly as well as the all-over print. The black section seemed to be from a different collection, except for all the ubiquitous off-the-shoulder straps. The eveningwear wasn't as successful as the daywear. It reminded me a bit of a Countess Olenska gone wrong.

An uneven collection, there were definitely some covetable pieces I hope to see on the street.