THE EASTER PARADE
With such materials as suede and leather — once associated only with fall — now popular for clothes year-round, it seemed only a matter of time that the reversal of seasons went the other way. And now it’s happened. This fall, many designers created unusually light, bright and festive looks that seemed ideal for spring. From ladylike lavender and ivory tailored suits to an egg-like pink puffball of tulle, they could march right along in an off-season version of the Easter Parade.