SPRING 2013 WOMEN’S RUNWAY FABRIC TREND: Put a Coating on It

Arguably the loudest conversation swirling around the S13 collections was an analysis of how successfully modern brands interpret the work of designers created forty, fifty or more years ago. It was a discussion that became the most heated in referencing the R-T-W debuts of Raf Simons at Christian Dior and Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent. Not to mention the stalwarts, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Balmain, Chloe, Celine ... established names with talented designers at the helm challenged with producing fresh ideas every season that will appeal to the modern and let’s face it, wealthy client. For the most part, all of the above are consistently, hugely successful in interpreting their particular brand. So much so that store buyers are starting to claim that there are “no trends anymore”  perhaps not realizing that THIS is the trend. Nowhere has this modernity been more apparent than in the area of fabrics. This season, as was the case in the past several few, there was a tendency to use a mix of transparent and opaque materials in order to create a sensual “reveal and conceal” style. The standout feature for Spring 13 is that several designers took classic organzas and coated them.

 


Sophie Theallet

 

 



Charlotte Ronson

 


Alberta Ferretti

 


Giambattista Valli

 


Dries Van Noten

 


Christian Dior



Burberry

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 14, 2012 ยท Categories: Trend Analysis, Fashion, Runway, Textiles & Materials
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