Text: Gaia Deligianni, Christina Zikou
RALPH LAUREN : Russian Chic
Russian chic with a romantic spin meet Ralph Lauren for his Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Inspired by Anna Karenina and Doctor Zhivago, the designer showed fur Cossack hats, Russian navy shirts, sailor button pants and embroidered caps. Alongside another trend we’ve been seeing this season: velvet. Cocktail dresses, maxi skirts and gowns complete the ultimate look for breezy evenings. The romantic mood opulently supplemented with floral velvet emproidery and ruffle details.
CALVIN KLEIN: Monochromatic Minimalism
“Ιt’s a collection based on coats”, said Francisco Costa backstage before his fall show. In a dark palette of black, blue, green along with some white, Francisco Costa made a powerful statement with lots of leather, accentuated shoulders on tailored pieces and several oversize silhouettes in stiffer fabrics. Throughout, Costa injected Calvin Klein’s usual allegiance to monochromatic minimalism with a pattern other designers have featured heavily this season: glen plaid. The designer used the check in a number of pieces and he worked with mills to develop a weave technique that rendered perfect cutouts on flannels and wools. The neutral looks were mixed with cropped tops and oversized belt buckles made for a fresh take on the Calvin Klein aesthetic.
MICHAEL KORS: Electric Colors
Michael Kors presented a fashionable, athletic and chic scenery where urban attitude is based on speed, endurance and glamour. His New York-based girls embraced electric colors, like neon orange and taxicab yellow, juxtaposed with black, white, olive and charcoal grey. Gloved hands, metallic accents on sleek structured bags, streamlined pumps, bold belts and oversized goggles contributed to the dynamic overall performance, whilst fitted minidresses with peplum overskirts which extended all the way to the floor in back captured our attention, gave us inspiration for our big nights out.
Photos via W Magazine, style.com