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Watch As Kimberly Ovitz Interprets Poison Dart Frogs for Fashion

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Kimberly Ovitz showed her fall 2013 collection in the decidedly unfashionable Herald Square area of Manhattan Thursday afternoon. Imagine multi-level 99 cent stores and wholesale hair accessory stores flocking the unmarked garage ramp slash fashion show entrance. More than one confused fashion person (they're easy to spot) wandered past the scaffolded entrance.

Guest entered the sparse warehouse show space through a series of black curtained hallways. The show began with music that could be played in a Himalayan tribal night club (eventually it wafted into hip hop with pretty dirty lyrics, which was fun to watch Anna Wintour listen to).

Images courtesy of Kimberly Ovitz


The collection was inspired by the protection systems that animals and insects employ, like exoskeletons and vibrant colors. Sculptural funnel neck jackets and asymmetrical layers enhanced her signature body-con-tough-girl dresses, which came in hues with names like "lagoon" and "arachnid." The addition of more saturated color and abstract prints made this collection stand out from the designer's previous work.

Another new trick up Ovitz's sleeve this season: a jewelry collection. An instantly shopable jewelry collection. Head to the designer's site for the goods, which range from a $35 ear cuff to a $495 necklace.
· All NYFW Fall 2013 coverage [Racked]
· All Kimberly Ovitz coverage [Racked]