Ruby Aldridge at Rebecca Minkoff. All runway photos by

Five things I noticed, overheard, experienced—or, sadly, missed—on Day 1 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. 1. Full fashion marks to the
fearless fashionistas who were undaunted by the blizzard yesterday in New York. Fab furs, leather shorts and completely non-sensible footwear were style staples. 2. Rebecca Minkoff opened her show with an emerald-green thin-striped skirt confirming Pantone’s recent declaration that this is the It colour for 2013.
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