The Trend: Cutouts
Peek-a-boo clothing has allowed skin to make a tenacious statement. Sliced and slivered in every fashionable form, cutouts found their way in to many collections for Spring/Summer 2013. Alexander Wang, for example, mastered this trend by elevating deconstruction to a new level. The LBD with side cutouts was only a taste of what was to follow with the white cotton shirt dresses nearly chopped into pieces. Jason Wu went provocative in the most positive of ways as dresses divvied out strong shoulders and chests. The brilliant Michael Kors also confronted this trend by seamlessly portioning the female body. Karlie Kloss came down the runway with purpose and poise, a moment sure to be remembered in New York Fashion Week SS13.
The Trend: Prints
Not every designer can pull off using prints, nor can everyone can easily pull off the all-over printed look. One exception, however is the casual, tribal feeling of many prints that I saw for spring 2013. The style felt bold and vibrant, yet found in silhouettes that can actually translate to be very comfortable. I could see myself wearing some of these printed pieces to the beach, while others are perfectly suited to wear to my favorite concert/show. A favorite was Mara Hoffman’s perfectly engineered prints that season after season, never fail to disappoint!
The Trend: Leather with feminine details