Lilly Pulitzer: It’s been a long time coming. But after 42 years in business, Lilly Pulitzer decided it was time to do a formal runway presentation, to coincide with her first-ever national print campaign. And her uplifting, colorful show did not disappoint. It was pure preppy Pulitzer: shift dresses, pants and swimwear in her classic vivid prints featuring tiny animal and floral motifs. Her simpler looks were charming, too. Of note were a pair of loose linen pants, cashmere cable sweaters and shrunken polos. And while the women’s wear was a crowd pleaser, the audience went gaga over the mini versions she sent out on little girls. For Pulitzer herself, it was an emotional event and during her bow — to a standing ovation — it was difficult to miss, or not be touched by, her tears.

Rebecca Taylor: The season she took off from showing must have rejuvenated Rebecca Taylor because her glam-punk collection was a strong one. Inspired by her collection of old David Bowie albums, she sent out a lineup of baggy pants cinched at the ankles, pieced together T-shirts, a silver-dusted leather skirt, cigarette pants with ankle buttons and cool, wrapped-lace Ts. This was not the usual "girlified" Taylor fare, but she still offered plenty of her signature chiffon tops with beaded embroidery, little print dresses and floaty, crystal-beaded skirts, which softened — and worked perfectly with — her Bowie moment.

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