Thursday, October 04, 2012

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2013 - Part 3

Paris Fashion Week
Spring/Summer 2013
Part Three

This final chapter marks the end of the incredible Spring 2013 fashion week season. Click to catch up on all the shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Elie Saab
Elie Saab serves up a masterful collection of chic daywear and luxurious evening looks in a multi-hued palette of ivory cream, mink, chocolate, cherry red, turquoise and sapphire. Saab also stepped into the trend with a set of digital prints. Sculpted bodices on body con dresses contrasted the set of fluid chiffon gowns that were garnished with ribbons and lace. 

Miu Miu
Elegance comes undone at Miuccia Prada's Spring 2013 runway show, with a play on 50's style shapes in a compelling fusion of fabrics like denim, leather, vinyl and fur. Jacket lengths were kept long, skirts were slim and cut above the ankle while tops remained short, revealing the midriff. Fur stoles were slung over the shoulders of spray painted dresses in cherry red, indigo, ivory and taupe. Leather gloves and pointy-toe heels enhanced the distinctive looks.

Andrew Gn
The Singaporean designer takes us on a tour of India and Japan through his exquisite designs in a rich palette of cobalt blue, bronze, chartreuse, teal, indigo and crimson, softened by icy silk pastels. The collection features origami folded necklines, Jodhpur pants and buttoned up coats, with a polarity between the slick pencil and full tulip shaped skirts. Ornate paisley and feathered embroidery decorated the glamourous duchess satin gowns.

Louis Vuitton
Making a monumental impact at Louis Vuitton were a dizzying array of block prints in sunflower yellow, black and white, beige, brown and bright green. Sixties silhouettes were rolled out with long maxi dresses, mid-length skirts and modish mini's. Cropped tops were seen alongside sequined flower skirt suits and monochrome checkered coats. The retro-graphic collection was styled with cute bows and beehive hairstyles.

Isabel Marant
Easy-going bohemian beach glamour set the tone at Isabel Marant's SS13 show. One-shouldered minis, swimsuits wrapped with sarongs, ruffled island-style frocks, breezy Hawaiian printed blouses with lace tie-ups & studded embellishings that cited Vegas glitz.

Alexander McQueen
We've come to expect nothing short of spectacular from Sarah Burton and once again she delivers on profound innovation. A honeycomb of bee-inspired ensembles created a buzz with constrictive shapes, crinoline and resin corsets, hexagonal printed mesh and wasp-waisted jackets and jacquard skirts all in a hive of honey gold, black, rose red and buttercup yellow. Ostentatious evening gowns were shrouded with flower rows and pollen-like appliqués. Bee-keeper hats and shimmering caged heels styled the otherworldly designs.

Saint Laurent
Hedi Slimane's high-powered vision and fortitude reignites the spirit of Yves Saint Laurent for Spring 2013. LA rock chic gets expertly tailored with swish tuxedo jackets over frilled blouses and skin-tight pants, a scattering of sequins and fringing, floaty tiered dresses and cut-out evening gowns with trailing chiffon capes. The impeccably styled looks were elevated by wide-brimmed fedoras, thick leather belts and wispy neck bows. 

Modern femininity reigns for the Spring of Valentino 2013, with a host of graceful looks in ladylike shapes - A-line dresses in guipure lace, chic jumpsuits, sheer chiffon and strips of leather overlaid on delicate slip dresses with glittering beadwork, miniature cut-out seams, dandelion prints and demure evening gowns with high bib collars and modest long sleeves.

What are your thoughts on the final collections in Part Three of Paris Fashion Week?


Velvet Dreams said...

Oh, beautiful! ❤❤❤

P.S. What do you think about following each other?

Zhanna Frid said...

I love the Eli Saab and my ultimate favorite is Valentino. Thank you for keeping me up to date with fashion.


Alessandra said...

I adore Miu Miu and Valentino collection!!!

Josie said...

I loved the 60's shapes at Louis Vuitton! But I'm totally in love with all of the collections in Part 2 of PFW can't choose a favourite xxx

VintageDanielle said...

Valentino always has a piece of my heart, just love the romantic and retro feel

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

The Paris collections were quite fabulous! I especially liked the glamour and femininity of Elie Saab and Valentino. Such gorgeous dresses.

Thanks for your sweet welcome back Sam! I hope you're enjoying Spring in SA so far.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Leslie Quiros said...

Isabel Marant is just my favorite thing in the world! the colors the prints.. everything!!
I know ive been out of the looop for a while but I was working on my new blog which I hope you have time to check out and let me know your thoughts :)
Since I don't have blogger anymore I would appreciate a follow on bloglovin if you don't mind...that way you can keep up with my new posts. Following you already :)


sharee said...

love the look! :)
love ur blog too so I followed u, mind to follow me too?. :)

looking forward to have u on my blog <3


Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

LOVING the nudes and greys in the Valentino - especially those shimmery gowns. oh my!

And those fun prints by Isabel Marant are also fab.

Great round up as ever, Sam!

sonia de macedo said...

There was so much amazing and theatrical stories in Paris, it's so hard to choose a favorite but I really loved Isabel Marant's boho luxe vibe!


Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! said...

Alexander McQueen!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE!!!!!!
Came here blog hopping and liked your blog!
Do drop by my blog sometime.
And do follow via GFC & FB, if you like and let me know with a comment! :)

MOSAMUSE said...

elie saab is GREAT!

Hanna & Christel said...

all the collections are gorgeous!!


ps. we are now giving away 10 times a $5 giftcard at Dino Direct!

The Garage Starlets said...

Great selection! <3 Paris FW!

Nicole said...

Hey Sam! Paris Fashion Week is just on a different level to the rest! I really enjoyed it :) Elie Saab is just too great. McQueen was so much better than last season in my opinion, *phew*.

Ember Drake said...

I love almost all of the collections you've posted this time but Elie Saab and Isabel Marant - all I can say is wow!


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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

One thing I really really want is a dress by E. Saab! And Saint Laurent collection is also fantastic! :)

Aizzing said...

Isabel Marant and Elie Saab sure know what every woman wants! I'm in love with their collections! :)

Lucie Srbová said...

Elie has to be one of my favorite designers ever!!!

Kisses, Lucy:)

Rahul Bhatia said...

Such a spread of color:) Thanks Sam!

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Saint Laurent is absolutely my fav!! I was really stunned when I saw the collection, so female and refined! I also love Valentino, Elie Saab, Isabel Marant and Miu Miu..well all!:D Have a good day dear! Big kiss!:*

Ceren B. said...

You have a great blog here. Let me know if you want to follow each other?

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, lovely review! I love Isabel Marant and Saint Laurent! I ´m happy you liked the award! I ´m always happy to read your posts and comments:) Thank you ♥

Anónimamoda said...

So cute, love Saint Laurent!!

Ana B.

miss b said...

I've enjoyed following along with you on these Paris Fashion week posts! My favourites....Part 1 - loved the Manish Arora macaron shades, Part 2 - the Chloe frills and sheer fabrics and Part 3 Elie Saab and Valentino neutrals - great posts!

Izzy said...

wow I'm really liking the icecream colours from Elie Saab! apart from that there are some amazing cobalt and black pieces. :) so much intricate detail too! <3

Katie Frank said...

i love this review <3

Teresa said...

I want to go so bad to PFW, I know someday I will!!!

Ellie Saab is always one of my favorites, but Yves SL and Andrew Gn really impressed me this time<3 Everybody is talking about Alexander Mc Queen collection, which I think is genius as well. They are all so talented!


nini said...

Each time Elie Saab fascinates us with every new collection! i enjoyed the diversity of contradictions if may i say in this particular collection, bold and prints, long and short, and the strong colors such as the royal blue or cobalt and that hot pink!
Oh well another immaculate Lebanese Designer :D xxxz

Daniella said...

Hey sweetie, thank you for your lovely comment. All I am going to say here is that PARIS I LOVE YOU! :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

fluff and fripperies said...

Elie Saab is perfection once again! xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Elie Saab is the winner for me! He has created such beautiful, fitted silhouettes in stunning colors and textures!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Tammy Lau said...

wow...LOve miumiu..this collection is insane:)

BTW, met many South African today.....I am so excited to come to SA:)..cape town sounds amazing:)

much love <3<3


The Marcy Stop said...

Wow this is such a unique post, and there's so much to take in!
following you on GFC x

Elle Sees said...

I loves the bees on McQueen

Jayme and Mendi said...

Loving the hats on the YSL models!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Nicoleta_B said...

Great post, i like it so much...
Happy Friday,

Ivana said...

Elie Saab will always be a hero in my book! He's so talented and makes the most beautiful gowns ever! On the other hand, I wasn't that impressed with the Saint Laurent collection. Thanks for this inspiring round-up!
Hope you are well, Sam!

xx Ivana
Macarons and Pearls

Kashaya said...

Oh I'm in love with the Elie Saab collection!

blackberryfashion said...

everything is fantastic :)

Stefania said...

I love everything!Stunning!

BB said...

I love Isabel Marant here! Her designs are stunning, as always ;)

Margaret Cruzemark said...

I think Isabel Marant is going really well and the style of the clothes is just amazing. I mean, rock girls like me, do like this kind of style on the runway.
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Lizzie~ said...

I love all these pictures, Saint Laurent has to be my favourite - I like the grungyness.

Adeola Naomi said...

With no further and necessary explanation its ALEXANDER MCQUEEN for me!!!

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