PFW | FW13 part IV

Paris is such a breath of fresh air during fashion month because we are treated to a generous deal of clean and almost purified elegance. Philo's FW13 collection was no exception, with incredibly well-cut circle skirt hems in a washed palette of beige-pink and the basic yet sophisticated silhouettes. The ingenious illusion of a tied coat over the bodice of the fifth look was amazing, as was the array of plaids and tartans on tailored separates. Can we talk about the boxy cropped tee in the fourth look?! Also, major accessory love with the clutches and chokers.
I feel like I've been missing out on Viktor & Rolf's whimsy for a while, until I clicked through this collection. Although mostly devoid of color, the unexpected details throughout kept me engaged. There was a air of transformation in each of the pieces with the clean-cut blouses morphing into cascading ruffles in unexpected places and giving off a sense of a beautiful yet seemingly chaotic deconstruction. Who knew black and white could be so interesting?
Leave it to the Japanese creatives in Paris to excel in the area of volume. Rounded silhouettes fluctuated  elegantly between body-hugging and exaggerating in a single garment, exuding an emboldened drama all in an incredible palette of fire engine red, cobalt, and icy blues. The range of size in the graphic details (those huge stripes and dots to the smaller patterns) was also very interesting. 
I admire Yamamoto for his dexterity with black. However, it was a pleasant surprise to see some real colors in the collection. First, the intensely engineered construction of the 3-D pyramidal structures all over that black dress is mind-boggling (wearing it would be comparable to wearing a piece of art!) Also, the ruching/minute pleating and sheer complexity of the interwoven construction of the last blue and rust dress is something to appreciate. 
Can we get a woop woop for wearability? I would wear each of the pieces pictured above in a heartbeat. I love the simple colorblocking with the chevron and zigzag details as well as the "sweatshirt" pullover with a fitted bottom. Sporty-chic defines it well (although I find that term tacky haha)-baseball caps and leather windbreakers: yes. 

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Kalina said...

woow! so many great projects <3

DREAMY said...

Just found your work site, your styling is wonderful! :)

amalie said...

yes yes yess!! the frills and clean cuts!! love this x

Miss I ♥ Illustration said...

Lovely collection :)