In Part I, we covered what the one and only C trio (Chanel, Christian Dior, Comme Des Garcons) churned out, but from Haider Ackermann’s dreamy midnight-coloured collection to Marc Jacob’s retro mania, Paris Fashion Week still had a wide array of other intriguing collections to take in. Read on for Twin’s final list of favourites this S/S 13 season…
Considering the fact that she has collaborated with the likes of
Adidas, no one does sporty quite like Stella. Energetic bursts of neon
orange peaked out underneath a sheer silk sweatshirt whilst black and
white printed strapless jumpsuits and oversized shirt-dresses were given
an easygoing slouch thanks to a dropped waistline, all topped off with
surprisingly wearable Lucite platforms. McCartney described the
collection as “a conversation between a man and a woman” and thanks to
the relaxed and loose-fitting silhouettes, there was something there for
the elegant tomboy in every one of us.
This S/S 13 season, man of the moment Haider Ackermann gave us
something to dream about. Sheer silk and lace were wrapped around the
body with the designer’s trademark fluid draping, in nighttime sky
colours of ivory, midnight blue, black and a shimmering dark grey. A
first was the use of geometric prints and polka dots, but even these
rather atypical elements were melded into the harmonious collection.
It’s safe to say that there are countless more breathtakingly beautiful
collections like this one to come on Ackermann’s horizon.
After an eighties, sci-fi flashback, this season saw a more formal
Balenciaga woman come to the forefront. Nicolas Ghesquière may have
constrained his colour palette to mostly black, white, nude, and
charcoal colours but thanks to ruffled thigh-high cuts and plenty of
upper midriff exposure, the sex appeal was as much there as ever. From
the first pair of front-pleated, high waisted trousers to the last
coated guipure lace dress, it was a testament to the fact that even
without the futuristic drama, Ghesquière is more than capable of
getting, and keeping, our attention.
Marc Jacobs has become the designer of Paris you can count on for a
complete fashion 180, and this season was no exception. In an ode to
Diane Arbus, Marc Jacobs sent his Sixties styled models in pairs of two
down the escalator and runway, matched up in Vuitton’s signature damier
print. The silhouettes were streamlined, the hemlines
decade-appropriately short and the fit body skimming. The main
inspiration of the collection may have been from another era, but Jacobs
managed to successfully reincarnate the look for 2013.
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