PUNK IT UP
It was all anarchy at Junya Watanabe, Versace and Fausto Puglisi. It’s a look referenced regularly by Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier- biker zip jackets, bold tartan checks and acid wash (Rodarte). Whilst PUNK was definitely a trend for the season, it wasn’t heavily referenced by the big names though.
You can always count on Céline of late to deliver a breath of fresh pastel amongst a sea of Winter darkness. The softest peach and candy pink tones were represented in minimalist shapes (mostly oversize coats) all over the runways. When designer’s would typically favour deeper, richer hues for Fall, there was a push toward the ‘girlier’ end of the colour spectrum this year. Ice blue was a popular colour choice at Rochas, Sonia Rykiel and Gucci.
‘NEW LOOK’ SKIRTS
The cinematic, full-skirted look made famous by Christian Dior in 1948 was referenced again for the Winter season, with designers building out hemlines in to full skirts, draped skirts and skirts with nets underneath.The look appeared as a suited outfit at many different shows, with coats draped over the shoulders to give an effortlessly polished vibe.
Fur was in abundance for Fall 2013. It was so present you’d be left to wonder if there was any roadkill left on the world’s highways.
It wasn’t all glam though in my opinion. The normally ‘opulent’ fur trend turned down-right yeti at some shows (I’m talking ’bout you Sylvia Fendi, and you Tom Ford). So cartoonish was Donatella Versace’s bold yellow coat covered with animal spots and stripes, it wasn’t so visually pleasing. Below are some of my favourites.
Houndstooth, Herringbone, and Price of Wales checks were present in many collections, giving an English duck-hunting vibe to the new Fall season. Heavy tweeds and wools were draped and manipulated just like their lighter-weighted fabric friends, and they were also dotted with trimmings like feathers or lace applique. When you raid your Grandads closet in search of vintage replica’s, ensure you search for styles that fit closer to the body for a more feminine silhouette.
Source: images via Style.com