Christian Dior (Above)
Maison Martin Margiela
We’ve been getting the message loud and clear from the Paris Spring 2013 Runway Shows. Black & White for Spring but there was a bit of relief yesterday. Christian Dior threw in a wide range of yummy sorbet colors and looks becoming the new trendsetter in Ready-To-Wear. By mixing an exquisitely executed black & white palette, iridescence, metallics, pointed-toe, strappy slingbacks and pumps (to complete each look) along with Dior’s famous “A” and H” lines (pulled from the archives), mini-dresses, hemlines with swing, mini-pleats, satin stripes, tunics with black shorts (love this) embellishment and iconic flourishes, Dior reigned supreme stealing the hearts of critics, buyers and show attendees. Bottom line. Raf Simons, Dior’s new Creative Director, is quickly becoming the master of serving up simplified modern design with complicated detail and lines. It’s a refreshing change for our fashion palettes.
Other standouts included Vionnet, who stayed the course with black & white and red, in sleek silhouettes and deep cut-outs. Maison Martin Margiela going from black into the blue while Isabel Marant did what she does best, her wearable Island Luxe, perfect for a summer of love.
The beauty of minimalism is here. Let’s embrace it.
NJ, The Brunette and Ashlee, Brunette Contributor