Risto was the third show I attended on the 11th, between sprints to the Refinery29 office, and by the time I arrived at the Pavilion and got my complimentary Fiji, I was already looking at my phone, counting minutes until I could go pass out in Chelsea for a few precious hours before the after-party lineup.

New York Fashion Week is exhausting, y’all.

Luckily Risto’s Spring 2010 collection was an eye-opening palette of electric orange and a gradient of violets between top-to-bottom black and chrome. Just the trick to keep a girl from dozing off front row! And if the color scheme alone didn’t mesmerize, the sheer bodysuits and flowing caftans imprinted with full-blown lighting storms probably did!

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Michelle Christina (a.k.a. Mishka) founded heymishka.com in 2008 while studying fashion design at FIT. She has since documented her love of DIY, thrifting, and joy-infused living here. Fueled by strong coffee and faerie lights, she also trains freelance writers at Freelance Writing Cafe, vlogs at Hey Mishka TV and writes digital marketing copy for some of the world's biggest brands.