Spring/Summer 2013 Review

New York, London, Milan and Paris, Spring Summer 13 – has been one of the most highly-anticipated fashion weeks for some time.
With all eyes on New York as Jil Sander showed her first womenswear collection since returning to her own label and Paris as both esteemed
designer’s Raf Simons and Heidi Slimane battle it out and debuted their first collections for Dior and YSL respectively.

Spring Summer 13 definitely didn’t disappoint and it wasn’t only the garments that claimed all the credit.  This season produced some of the most
desirable (and wearable) shoe collections with most brands showing focused, solid and inventive collections that rounded off each look.

Some strong trends emerged, from transparency with block perspex heels at Givenchy, clear platforms at Stella McCartney and plastic studding at
Maison Valentino to bold, unapologetic metallics at Chloe and Tom Ford that will no doubt make you feel like wonder woman when you slip a pair on.
However for us, the overriding trend was minimalism with many collections created in neutral tones that channelled a fresh, futuristic vibe.

There were a few collections that threw caution to the wind with an explosion of bows, platforms, embellishment and colour clashing ,
namely at Dolce and Gabbana, Meadham Kirchhoff, and London newcomer Sophie Webster who’s candy shop presentation left us with
a seriously sweet tooth!

We’ve shortlisted what we feel to be the stand out collections from Spring Summer 13. Glad we are living in a Shoemocracy, enjoy!

By Anna Chapman

 

Marios Schwab

 

Dolce & Gabbana

 

Emilio Pucci

 

Jil Sander

 

Prada

 

Jean-Paul-Gaultier

 

John-Galliano

 

Louis-Vuitton

 

Kenzo

 

Lanvin

 

Peter Pilotto

 

Chloe

 

Erdem

 

Proenza Schouler

 

Haider Ackermann

 

Rag & Bone

 

Balenciaga

 

Isabel Marant

 

Narciso Rodriguez

 

Rodarte

 

Valentino

 

Stella McCartney

 

Celine

 

Chanel

 

Vivienne Westwood

 

Prada

 

Miu Miu

 

Carven

 

Sophia Webster

 

Sophia Webster

 

Givenchy

 

Alexander McQueen

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