COUTURE WEEK: IRIS VAN HERPEN SPRING 2013

Other-worldy beauty, futuristic fantasies, tantalising technology, the Iris Van Herpen Spring Couture 2013 show embodied everything that 2013 portrays: Moving into new beginnings, jumping to the future, leaving behind the end of the world and entering into a new one. It is these aesthetics that must’ve attracted Van Herpen fan Lady Gaga into wearing her clothes. Severely shaped, with show-stopping allure just completely encaptures the fierce beauty within each of us. For me, this collection shows another side of a woman’s personality. You can have a fairytale princess side of you in the shape of an Elie Saab gown, and you can have a fierce, go-getting, I don’t give an F side of you in the shape of an Iris Van Herpen number. Yes ma’am.

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FASHION WEEK: ALEXANDER WANG S/S13

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Bloggers, celebrities, fash eds and every single other well-connected being at the Alexander Wang S/S 2013 show were all asked via loudspeaker (by a wishful thinker) to refrain from using flash photography during Wang’s show. It became apparent at the finale that the procession of clinical-cut, sharp-shaped garments would all glow yellow as the lights went down. This use of technology, once again, stamps the 2013 seal of approval that Alexander Wang is still at the forefront of modern technological fashion.

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His S/S 2013 show was a juxtaposition of clinical simplicity meets futuristic, leather-adorned voyeur. The monochromatic palette that strutted down the catwalk included with a tougher exterior, a no-nonsense, can-do attitude which was reflected in all aspects of each model’s look.

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Innovative knitwear, leather and razor-sharp lines all were featured on garments which could only be described as warrior queen meets romanticised beauty.

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Wang’s lazer-cut leathers and silks on both garments and footwear place him once again, at the top of the innovative tech stakes. Although, it is a must to add that he never left, and will continue to reign for seasons to come.