TOP 10 PFW 2013 Collections

lanvin fw 2013 collection
If you haven’t decided yet which is your favorite collection from Paris Fashion Week we did a top 10, so now it would be easier to choose what to wear the next fall-winter season. Enjoy it!

1. LANVIN
WHY: NO, not because they served popcorn before the show. No! But because every season Alber Elbaz comes with the most amazing ideas and the Lanvin collection is always something different.
WE LOVE: The statement necklaces, of course. We love them in every shape, weight and color, but the Lanvin pieces have their own language and a royal sense of glam. We love the ultra feminine yet playful touch, the patterns and the amazing mix of day&night elements of every outfit. In anybody else’s hands, this could have been something of a mess; in Alber Elbaz’s, it felt like freedom and fun. (style.com)
INSPIRATIONAL: The floral & bugs prints.
MUST HAVE :  Bold medallions and layered chains and pearls.
valentino fw2013 collection
2. VALENTINO 
WHY: Because it is Valentino! No, in fact, because the designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri juggle so well with the youthful innocence, the sophistication and elegance of the brand. But what we enjoy most is the bold approach of the designers.
WE LOVE: The Flemish inspiration. We love Vermeer and all his work. And you can see his presence in this amazing collection which takes you back in time and then back in the present in a very transcedental manner. Fashion and art make such a good team in this collection.
INSPIRATIONAL:  The portraiture work of Flemish painters transposed on the dresses. 
MUST HAVE: How about the whole collection, please!!! Yes, we should choose some specific items, but the decision is too hard to be made.
louis vuitton fw2013 collection

3. LOUIS VUITTON

WHY: Because we all love the budoir. And this is what Marc Jacobs created with Louis Vuitton collection.We felt like we went back in time in the 20s – the feathers, the fur, the silk and leather, the attitude and the wigs, all had the OMG factor. What is incredible is that LV shows are so quick that at the end of the show you still wonder if it was real or it was only your imagination.

WE LOVE: For the first time we fell in love with the pijama dresses which are absolutely adorable.
INSPIRATIONAL: The budoir, which bits of the show in a intimate and emotional approach, the romantic view of the enigmatic girl that is dreaming of a luxury life. 
MUST HAVE: The silky coat and the pijama dress with a touch of lace.
 

4. ELIE SAAB

WHY: Because Elie Saab has his own way to do it and he does it just fine. Once you love Elie Saab is no way back.
WE LOVE: The dresses, of course. He knows how to make a woman feel sexy and fabulous, he knows what men like to see and that’s the recipe of success in a world that is all about sex and powe.

INSPIRATIONAL: The navy and black. There was sleek tailoring in crepe satin, and a few take-no-prisoners sheaths with waist-accentuating peplums topped by fitted jackets. A sweeter pinafore dress with a full skirt looked out of place among all that rigor. (style.com)
MUST HAVE: The long black sequin dress with deep V neck.

hermes fw2013 collection
5. HERMES
WHY: So elegant and casual in the same time. Pure French! The cuts and the simplicity of a stylish french woman in the 21st century! If you like to be admired by women and men in the same time, Hermes is the answer.
WE LOVE: The leather skirts are amazing!
INSPIRATIONAL: The spirit of his collection this season felt guided by the spectral hand of the ultimate twisted Anglo, Alfred Hitchcock.
MUST HAVE: The crocodile brown leather skirt and the black dress with white stripe insertion.
kenzo fw2013 collection
6. KENZO
WHY: Because of the tiny details, the mixt of patterns and fabrics, because of the oversized jackets and blouses, because of the amazing chaos that the two creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon put together in this fabulous KENZO collection.
WE LOVE: The long red coat with rounded boarders.

INSPIRATIONAL: The whole mix is innovative and lovely. Mettalic, multicolor ribbon prints and crocodile jacquards in glossy red or royal blue evoke the maximalist spirit.
MUST HAVE: The eye boots and the eye coat of course! Stop and stare!

7. VIKTOR AND ROLF

WHY: The feminine and naughty touch – both in Viktor&Rolf collection -is just wonderful . The fight between the girl and the woman both in the same body.
WE LOVE: The bows, the clear cuts, the mirror black&white effect.
INSPIRATIONAL: The chessboard-style catwalk and collection all at once soft and dreamy, sharp and graphic.

MUST HAVE: The black dress with white sleeves.To die for!

8. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

WHY: Because the Giambattista Valli became more practical&urban this FW season. “This show is about my girls growing up, getting married, having babies and making things that are practical for them,” elaborated the designer.
WE LOVE: The red and leopard items and the amazing statement bracelets.
INSPIRATIONAL: The wearable luxury items, the modernity and sensible femininity discovered in every piece are just lucky ingredient of the show.
MUST HAVE: The flower costume! Definitely!!And the oversize lime embroidered coat.

 9.CÉLINE

WHY: We chose Céline because of the plainness of the cuts and color palette. Easy to wear, very versatile and comfortable, the collection is one of the most desirable collections of the season. Feminine and chic!
WE LOVE: We love the simplistic yet timeless look that Céline showcased this season.
INSPIRATIONAL: The contemporary approach of seventies working-woman silhouette
MUST HAVE: The oversize coats, the long boots, the dramatic mock turtleneck knits and the bags. “Forget the clutch,” one journalist said while leaving the show. “Those were hug bags.” 
dior fw2013 collection

10. DIOR

WHY: Because Raf Simons remakes some iconic Christian Dior mid-century designs in a very arty approach. Simons called the Dior collection “a natural falling in love” with a past era.“In Dior’s case, it was the Belle Epoque and in my case, midcentury,”
WE LOVE: We love the prints, the small paintings on the dresses which give that “je ne sais quoi” , the leather coat and the leather dress and the Dior’s classic Bar jacket in  wool-denim fabric.
INSPIRATIONAL:  The Dali surrealist motif was subtly explored in Dior Collection and mixed with Andy Warhol signature. A collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts resulted in dresses and clutch purses printed with Warhol’s charming late fifties and very early sixties paintings of fashions and shoes, the precursors to his Pop work, produced when he was a commercial artist working for magazines and advertising accounts. (vogue.com)
MUST HAVE: The black coat with deep V neck.

PHOTO CREDITS: www.fashionwirepress.com

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