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Betsey Johnson Fall 2012 Runway Review

The best thing about a Betsey Johnson collection is that she doesn’t try to pander. There are no forecasted trends or hot new colors, just pure fun, girlish charm. This season, the effervescent designer took her cues from the sixties with looks dedicated to the Beatles, Warhol, and everything mod. She shamelessly committed to her theme and we saw everything from Austin Powers-worthy metallics and furs to schoolgirl kilts and go go boots.

Set to a soundtrack of the Beatles, The Supremes, and Dusty Springfield, each look had a name with era credibility. All together it looked like a crazy house of bold colors, retro shapes, and kooky styling, but when dissected you can actually find wearable and surprisingly on-trend pieces in the massive production. Printed trousers and sequinned hot pants were shown alongside bright splashes of pink and orange, and while the collection probably won’t have massive editorial success, Johnson’s loyal fan base is sure to be pleased.