Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 2

Paris Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part Two

This is the second chapter in my coverage of the illustrious Paris Fashion Week 2013. For Part One visit here. Please click on the images for a closer view.


Chanel
Karl Lagerfeld presents a multi-faceted collection for Spring, his 'air'-based ideas translated by a myriad of nature-shades in tweed, organza, cotton waffle knits, leather and denim. The iconic Chanel coat is cropped and teamed with fitted and flair dresses and skin-tight trousers. Tops are cocoon-shaped with wide collars and voluminous sleeves. 3D floral appliqués were embroidered onto evening gowns, all accessorized by clusters of pearls.








Celine
Phoebe Philo brings a literal twist to her minimalistic design aesthetic with wrapped pieces of fabric in midnight blue, black, beige, white & grey. V-necks were netted in on long dresses with deconstructed hemlines. Slouchy satin pants & slip dresses softened the otherwise masculine shapes. Quirky fur-lined flat sandals & fuzzy stilettos were an instant hit.







Stella McCartney
Stella struck her fashion gold mine in tailoring luxe sports wear for the modern woman. For Spring 2013, she infuses orange, grass green & blue with black & white. The silhouettes were oversized and unconfined, a contrast of bold lines and sheer organza layering. Amongst the striking line-up were ovate-shapes, athletic tops, bomber jackets & printed anglaise dresses.









Haider Ackermann
Ackermann breathes exotic life into a moody palette of colours in deep teal blue, black, grey and bronze. There was an Asian influence in the air with leather Obi belts and origami-like silhouettes. A sumptuous blend of chiffon, tweed and jacquard made up the layers of prim jackets, billowy mix-print blouses, high-waisted skinny-fit trousers and plush robe coats.




   
Chloe
The lineup at Chloe was chic and cropped with midriff-baring swing tops, mid-length skirts and bermuda shorts. Relaxed jackets and pants were coloured in muted shades, with the slightest hint of floral print and stripes. Sheer layering, frilled tulle, daisy appliqués and a profusion of Pierrot ruffles pinned down this pretty collection.


Christian Dior
Raf Simons wipes the slate clean at Dior with a refined glamour found in sharply-cut suits and jacket dresses in black, slate and navy blue. The palette took a brighter turn into orange, mint, yellow and varying shades of pink. Lustrous mini dresses were sensually draped in chiffon and tulle. The idea of 'freedom' was displayed through A-line shapes, capacious satin rose-print ballroom skirts and asymmetrical trails of fabric seamed onto minimalist tops. 







    
Givenchy
The usually high-wired walls of Givenchy came down with a soft, more feminine fall, a lightness of shades & 'purity' as the subject matter. Ruffles & rivets were tacked onto baby blue & white dresses and asymmetrical tops. Jackets & sleeves were rounded with necklines kept high, attributing to a certain modesty associated with the nun-inspired ensembles.

   
Giambattista Valli
A clarity of shapes, sleekness of lines and simple beauty prevailed at Giambattista Valli's Spring 2013 offering. Polished suits and flowy tunics were accompanied by trim-fitting pants. Chic shift dresses were missing a middle and fitted with a metallic hemline. Sheerness was seen on sexy pencil skirts in black, white and embroidered gold. Evening wear was demure with ruby red lace and organza, and studded beads.








        
Who are your favourite pick from Part Two of Paris Fashion Week?
Please stay tuned for the final post in the Spring 2013 fashion season.

49 comments:

Vanessa. said...

All amazing collections, but Chloe and Dior caught my eye :)

xoxo

blackberryfashion said...

Wow, everything is so pretty and stunning :)

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amy b.s. said...

as i haven't been able to follow fashion week very closely, this is awesome. i am loving the giambattista valli's collection.

Roberta said...

Great Great as always..
Have a great day!
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The. Name. Is. Isabel. :O said...

I love Stella McCartney's and Haider Ackermann's collections :]

ZxM Style-Squared said...

YOU ARE KILLING ME HERE SAM!!!!I AM GONNA SPEND HOURS NOW LOOKING AT THESE...WOW!AKERMAN KILLED IT HERE!
XOXO



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Sabrina said...

Celine and Chloe are always my favourites- such feminine and refined looks! Wow, love those structures!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Kiwi Fashion Blog said...

You have the most comprehensive coverage and photographs ever! Good job! :)

trishie said...

LOVE the Chloe collection! So fab

VintageDanielle said...

I'm surprised by the dark colors in a few of the collections but overall, gorgeous!

Cambria said...

Love Ackerman's all black take...really lovely and striking.

<3 Cambria
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Bravoe Runway said...

I really love Haider Ackerman and the other designer that I am hoping to see their designs in person in the US is Belstaff.

Kat said...

love love love chloes collection! so beautiful :)

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely coverage of the Paris Fashion Week , Sam:)

MOSAMUSE said...

that ackermann collection is soo good! love it!

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Fashion Lookbook said...

My favorite collection is Chloe

Lyosha said...

gorgeous post! thanks for recap, I really need!
you're the best (my G+ for this post)

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Stylish By Nature said...

Love the Chloe's collection !! Great
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First time on your blog and love it!
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Ember Drake said...

There are some really gorgeous collections in Part 2 but Chanel is definitely the one to capture my attention this time - I just adore the florals and tweeds!

Em
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Chris Ed said...

So many beautiful collections. My favourites are from Haider Ackermann, Givenchy and Stella McCartney. Amazing review dear!
kisses chris

Johlet said...

I will have to go with Christian Dior collection!

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! How many beautiful collections I see! I really enjoyed Givenchy and Chanel, I think they were my fav but there is a plenty of style, too hard also in this fashion week! Lol I dont know why but I've loved they all!! Kisses dear and have a great day!! xoxoxoxoxo

Chris Ed said...

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jess said...

I love the Chloe.

Violeta said...

Awesome collections!! Love specially Celine and Chloé :)
Kisses hun!
Lots of kisses!
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Katie Frank said...

dior is my no1 <3.
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I really liked Giambattista Valli and Haider Ackerman. I thought those two collections were very beautiful.
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Jayme and Mendi said...

An excellent roundup! I have to say that I think Chloe's collection is my most favorite, although all of them are stunning! :)

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Caitie Schlisserman said...

Celine has been killing it lately... I'm just obsessed with the clean lines!


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Itchy Edgy said...

Amazing post! My favourite collection is Christian Dior! Love it! Thanks for your lovely comment <3 following you now! Hope you follow me back on GFC and Bloglovin' Xx

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I think Christian Dior is my favorite, but there's something about Givenchy that I like as well.

fluff and fripperies said...

For me it has to be Chanel!

Stephanie said...

I can't even pick which designer I like better! All amazing!

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Domestic Sweetheart said...

Oh, I just love the Chloe line!

nini said...

no joke! I loved all of your selections!!!
great post babe as usual!
xx
nini

Elisabeth said...

It has to be Chloe with all its pastel colors! Spring should be light and not dark!
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, my bf is slowly feeling better but it will take about six weeks for him to get in shape again. Happy you liked the dragonfly story! :)
I wish I could make a turban out of a normal scarf...

xxx
E from Helsinki
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Hello Naka said...

im feeling very inspired ^^

Stefania said...

WOW!These collections are stunning!
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Kashaya said...

Lovely collection. Really liked Chanel & Chloe!

Daniella said...

I am completely obsessed with every collection here! OMG I have never seen so much chicness on one page! Amazing amazing amazing!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing sweetheart :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Zoe Concepción said...

Hello Sam! How are you?what about your week??? Love the Chanel collection so much!SO elegant and chic!
xoxo

Skinny said...

Love all the color hues- great photos.

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Difficult to pick a fav. They all look so gorgeous.If I had to pick just 1, it would be .........Givenchy.OK, maybe Chanel also xx

Adeola Naomi said...

They are all fabulous but I am so in love with the ridiculous hula hoop bag at Chanel and the entire collection is rad!!!
Chloe is amazing too.
Hope you are good dear!
Kisses and love from Greece

Xixia said...

Great compilation!! I especially like Chloe's - those lightly pastel colors are so perfect and delicately girly, but not sickening so. :)

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Teresa said...

I'm speechless with Chloe's collection!!! so girly and cute<3 especially the white/beige pieces <3

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Teresa
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