THE BEST OF READY-TO-WEAR FALL/WINTER 2013


So here’s finally bringing to you the best of my favourite part of the season – Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2013. This will also be the biggest post yet concerning seasonal fashion/style/trend analyses as I’ve chosen 10 designers per capital (New York, London, Milan, Paris) rather than 5, 6 or 7. As long and exhausting the research, development and presentation process was, it was highly inspiring and informative and I hope it does the same for you. While New York continued to embody postmodern fashion with a practical edge, London precipitated the quirky innovation, Milan embraced the past and Paris brought something fresh and exciting to the table, as always.

Luxury, nostalgic romanticism, gender ambiguity and military references are at the forefront of the season; alongside sexual/fetish nuances, utilitarian sportswear, retro inspired fashions and an array of subcultural references that include the mods, glam rockers, bikers, gypsies, goths and punks – all done within a very majestic, cinematic and futuristic capacity. Fur/hair, leather, suede, wool, mohair, cashmere, silk/chiffon and floral/animal prints are at the spearhead of the season, alongside neoprene, vinyl, velvet, taffeta, lace and waxed cotton; with an emphasis on embroidery, embellishments, cable knits, cutwork, tartan, vintage, houndstooth and herringbone textiles. Super-exaggerated shoulders and hips, oversized/rounded/square/boxy forms, graphic cuts and nipped-in waists define the silhouettes, with strong power dressing connotations juxtaposed against a masculine intonation, thus directing comfort, relaxation and ease, yet sex appeal. High-neck, dropped-waist, knee-length and cropped proportions are seamlessly blended with loose-back bodices, raglan/kimono sleeves, raw edges, slits, spikes, zip details, wrap closures and micro surface detailing. The colour palette is lively yet melancholic – camel, lavender, blood-red, orange, golden mustard, champagne, flesh and white, contrasted against darker tones of black, grey, rust, burgundy, teal and khaki; with an emphasis on stripes, pastels and asymmetric colour blocking.

NEW YORK

1. Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for PROENZA SCHOULER

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2. JASON WU

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3. THOM BROWNE

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4. Mark Badgley & James Mischka for BADGLEY MISCHKA

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5. VICTORIA BECKHAM

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6. MICHAEL KORS

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7. Custo Dalmau for CUSTO BARCELONA

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8. Francisco Costa for CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION

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9. PRABAL GURUNG

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10. PAMELLA ROLAND

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LONDON

1. Christopher Bailey for BURBERRY PRORSUM

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2. Alice Temperley for TEMPERLEY LONDON

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3. Peter Pilotto & Christopher De Vos for PETER PILOTTO

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4. DAVID KOMA

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5. JULIEN MACDONALD

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6. TOPSHOP UNIQUE

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7. Emma Hill for MULBERRY

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8. ANTONIO BERARDI

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9. Giles Deacon for GILES

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10. MATTHEW WILLIAMSON

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MILAN

1. ROBERTO CAVALLI

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2. Frida Giannini for GUCCI

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3. Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana for DOLCE & GABBANA

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4. Veronica Etro for ETRO

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5. Roberto Cavalli for JUST CAVALLI

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6. Karl Lagerfeld & Silvia Venturini Fendi for FENDI 

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7. PHILIPP PLEIN

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8. Stefano Citron & Federico Piaggi for GIANFRANCO FERRÉ

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9. ANTONIO MARRAS

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10. ALBERTA FERRETTI

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PARIS

1. Alber Elbaz for LANVIN

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2. Sarah Burton for ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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3. Riccardo Tisci for GIVENCHY

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4. MANISH ARORA

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5. Marcel Marongiu for GUY LAROCHE

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6. Nicola Formichetti & Sébastien Peigné for MUGLER

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7. Alexander Wang for BALENCIAGA

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8. ELIE SAAB

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9. Stuart Vevres for LOEWE

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10. JEAN-CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC

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That’s that for The Best of Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2013; I hope the article was informative and will help inspire you fashion/styling choices for the forthcoming season.

To watch full show videos, visit my YouTube channel:

New York RTW Fall 2013: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdRvGI3XoFUK3OBo8jBJbRl7k4cF6VuEY&feature=mh_lolz/

London RTW Fall 2013: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdRvGI3XoFUKIgiaE5XX27HqHAmN9gVyV&feature=mh_lolz/

Milan RTW Fall 2013: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdRvGI3XoFUJpcKDa7SaiGCkZcDHFePaO&feature=mh_lolz/

Paris RTW Fall 2013: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdRvGI3XoFUKFkeU7ZxiCR0Xh40AvJFVk&feature=mh_lolz/

Wishing you a warm, fabulous & fashionable fall/winter 2013! 🙂 X

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

All images (2013) [online images]. Available from: <http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/autumn-winter-2013/> [Accessed: 28.03.2013]

Philipp Plein (2013) [online images]. Available from: <http://en.vogue.fr/defiles/7999/diaporama/11485/index/> [Accessed: 28.03.2013]

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