With a subtle colour palette of taupe, olive green, burgundy, violet and an added glitz of silver, the Schumacher collection for A/W 2013 designed by Dorothee Schumacher was a perfect concoction of demure ‘laydee’ meets modern fashionista. The easy-to-wear collection will no doubt be a much awaited collection for the stores, much like Isabel Marant, women will just devour Schumacher’s whole collection, and it’s no surprise. With rich fabrics, intricate layering and finished off with a slick of pillar-box red lipstick, the tied together collection was a sophisticated yet carefree combination that every woman will want a piece of.
Dramatic fairytale meets Danish rock chick. Who wouldn’t want to have this persona? Perhaps you haven’t thought about that particular combination in as much detail before. Well let me introduce you to Lena Hoschek, the designer providing you with the visual aesthetic of your dreams. With the justapositions of a gold lace down with a Shakespearean air of modern-day virginity, paired with the edginess of the slashed jeans, biker boots and fierce ponytails. I love the idea and persona of an elegant Danish princess, with an alter ego of a fiery dame.
Myself being a magpie, I am drawn to anything that glitters and sparkles. It is therefore no surprise that I fell in love with the Killian Kerner A/W 2013 show. Showing both men’s and women’s looks, Kerner’s use of dramatic texture and colour placement is certainly shying away from subdued looks, placing the collection in a shimmering spectacle clad with the right amount of glam, sophistication and down-right cool. I want to be a Kilian Kerner girl.
Crochet, leather, chiffon and a hint of sparkle. The Augustin Teboul A/W 2013 show was visually gothic, sophisticated-sexy, eccentric-chic and fearless all rolled into one presentation. With subdued hair and makeup looks, the all-black collection spoke for itself, telling the story through the fabrics rather than the colour palette. This, I feel, is a sure-fire way of showcasing a designer’s talents as a tailor, innovator and creative ambitionist as it shows themself off as more of a creator, than an exposer of creation through colour.