I know I’m behind on my Spring 2013 collection trend coverage, but I’ll get to them all in speedy fashion. For those just tuning in, I usually don’t cover individual shows, but group some of my favourite looks into a theme or a trend. I’m calling this one “graphic content,” a high impact black and white composition.
Alexander Wang S/S 2013
Alexander Wang’s laser-cut pattern is a stunner, marrying leather, silk and PVC. I think this may be my favourite Alexander Wang collection to date — his clothes are becoming more sophisticated every season.
Marc Jacobs S/S 2013
To say I disliked Marc Jacobs’ current F/W collection would be an understatement (the clown hats, the chunky pilgrim shoes…yikes!), but I do love the look of Spring 2013. Maybe it’s because I’m somewhat obsessed with Edie Sedgwick — always have been — and she would have totally worn this checkered/striped gown.
Proenza Schouler S/S 2013
Not all Proenza Schouler looks are as exceptional as this combo of perforated leather skirt with patchwork black vertical lines and delicate jacquards blouse with in-your-face black pockets. And then there is that little geometric clutch.
BCBG S/S 2013
This BCBG dress works in a similar manner, with exaggerated bodice cut lines and a delicate sheer lace pattern peeking through them. I’m always excited when BCBG does a strong collection, since it sits on the affordable end of things — thanks!
Narciso Rodriguez S/S 2013
And less aggressively so, Narciso Rodriguez takes a black and white composition and makes a really simple, beautiful dress that’s visually incredibly powerful: my favourite collection from New York this season.
Black and white geometry: exciting?