[All images via Style.com]
Spring is my FAVORITE season for fashion, so I revel in each and every look that walks the runway in anticipation of the great colors, silhouettes, and trends coming down the pipeline. How else can one endure a New York winter without the glimmer of stylish spring hope ahead? Below are select highlights from a handful of the Paris Spring 2013 collections, noted for the unique use of print, color, texture, silhouette, and overall design. Enjoy!
Rethinking the classic LV Damier check pattern in a future-perfect, mod style.
Luxurious, artful lace and hand-wrought details bring the stunning, Valentino quality and signatures into spring 2013.
Who but Karl Lagerfeld can take Chanel’s classics such as peal costume jewelry and boxed jackets, turning them into slouched, oversized proportions that manage to maintain their cult status with a new avant-garde appeal.
It’s impossible for Mr. Ford to disappoint; it’s more like he manages to astonish, season after season, with ladylike, elegance offset with memorable details; in this intstance it’s the shoes, and the high drama cape-sleeve black dress (pictured above).
Now that’s what we call a show! Booties that can translate to the every day, sheer detailing mixed with, exaggerated proportions rounded off another successful Sarah Burton-designed season.
It’s as if the Upper East Side ladies got accidentally “Pollocked” and stroked with paint — and we like it!
It’s not just the prints, but the painstakingly-selected shaping given to engineer each look into a unique concoction (many with strong, defined shoulders) that makes de Castelbajac a must-see each season!