We’ve been keeping Macedonian designer Risto Bimbiloski in our purview since we first spotted those printed deer-skin trousers circa 2011. Turns out, those pretty pants were just the tip of the iceberg, because the label’s been consistently churning out craveables ever since (seriously, we’ve still got those heart-emblazoned sweater skirts from fall on our wish list). And, the spring '13 collection is a no different — a series of slightly off-beat pieces that are still utterly wearable.
Easy, washed-out colors, and beachy prints are to be expected in warm-weather collections, and they’re well represented here, but they’re given a special, subtle twist. We see the undulating (and, sorry, sperm-like) mermaid and glowing jellyfish patterns — plus the aquatic-themed knits — as rad updates to typical spring fashion fare. There’s a lot going on — such as a dramatic, crochet, ombré, mullet tank — but there’s a hint of humor here that you may not find anywhere else this season. We think of it as the cool (and smart) girl’s answer to the obvious spring trends, and we’ll take one of everything, thanks.