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There was a lightness to this collection that seems to have evolved over the months since they debuted this brand in February.

WES GORDON

Spring isn’t all sweetness and light, says Wes Gordon. Spring needs some bite. It needs some edge.

That’s why Gordon, a wunderkind of New York fashion at only 26, has plenty of black in his Spring 2013 collection, along with more springlike colors of ice blue, ivory and bright red.

Want edge? How about a black feathered tank, embroidered with tulle and encrusted with bits of Swarovski crystal? Or some gray metallic cigarette pants, skintight and also crystal-studded?

Gordon also likes a certain ghostlike quality and hence he peppers his collection with lots of transparent garments, as in a sheer black lace blouse, with long sleeves that travel down way past the fingers.

Gordon is also big on corsets _ beautifully fitted corset jackets, for example, with laced-up backs evoking the period dress of centuries past. And he doesn’t shy away from prints; his favorite bird seems to be a swan, emblazoned on an ink-colored dress or an orange silk blouse.

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AP Writers Leanne Italie and Jocelyn Noveck contributed to this report.

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