The Fall 2013 international fashion week season may have wrapped, but flashes of houndstooth and silk print effigies from Paris Fashion Week are still lingering in our minds. Before you head into hibernation for Spring 2014, here are 10 collage recaps of BULLETT’s PFW favorites.
Acne’s kaleidoscope of color-blocking gave their boxy, voluminous jackets and silky, sylphlike dresses a sense of rich depth and texture. Luxurious fabrics emphasized a play between soft and hard, creating a technicolor dreamscape of warrior women.
Just like a Frank Lloyd Wright house, in fashion, it’s all about the lines, and Carven had plenty of them in their Spring collection. The sea of architectural pastels felt womanly, effortlessly layered and fresh, with a touch of sportswear influence.
Fresh from the closets of Maria and the von Trapps, Chloe’s Spring collection made the hills come alive. Whether you’re sixteen going on seventeen, or trying to solve a problem like Maria, you can say so long, farewell to boring, frilly frocks.
Raf’s second ready-to-wear collection was a Warholian Roccocco concoction, highly embellished, controlled, and graphic with a touch of pop art. Raf’s spring looks stayed true to his modernist aesthetic while paying homage to the great Dior and his iconic silhouettes.
The look is straight out of Dante’s Inferno.Tisci’s Beatrices, just like Dante’s, project the perfect aura of naive innocence, tinged with a sexy, sinister edge.
Nina Ricci’s collection had a luxury and elegance evocative of classic silver screen sirens like Bacall, Garbo, and Brooks, unconventional beauties with a wild streak with style lightyears ahead of their time.
It’s Hedi’s lux-punk world and we’re all just living in it. These post-grunge queens showed that flannel, some ripped tights and combat boots will forever be the staples of bad-ass girls the world over.
Stella’s Spring looks were a balance between elements of masculine and feminine. The draping and construction gave an Asian zen influence to McCartney’s generously cut, streetwear inspired looks.
There’s nothing traditionally prim or proper about these looks. Demure enough for a church on Sunday, but sultry enough for a night out. Valentino’s spring collection made matronly sexy with a new take on sheer cut-outs that will leave cathedral-goers unsure whether to look at the art on the walls, or the couture in the pews.
Pops of neon, animal print, and shiny holographic textiles lent Veronique Branquihlo’s clean silhouettes an eclectic sophistication. Classic without dipping into retro or cliche, Branquihlo made restrained, muted looks worthy of a modern girl on safari in a digital world.