What would it look like if you dispatched your grandmother to a late-night dance party? That's the question Henry Holland tried to answer with his Fall 2013 collection, a riot of color, pattern, and texture the designer lovingly named "Rave Nanna." The shapes of the clothes themselves are appropriately ladylike, but Holland cut his shift dresses, sweaters, and skirts from wallpaper prints in pink, orange, and avocado green. One shirt cut from the material was paired with a jacket and skirt in an acidic shade of lime. What wasn't patterned, like a green tunic sweater or a midnight-blue dress, was decorated in mischievous symbols like sparkly cigarettes or colorful pills.
Posts for February 16th 2013
Roselli Jardini's Moschino Cheap & Chic girl isn't one to shy away from playful statements, but for Fall 2013, that playfulness also came with plenty of wearable appeal. Double-breasted blazers, mini shift dresses, and bubble-ruffled skirts felt youthful and easy thanks to boxy, '60s-style cuts, while slim ankle trousers and outsize cocoon coats with large lapels and collars lent a jaunty, downtown feel. Of course, it wouldn't be Cheap & Chic without a good dose of leopard print, graffiti scrawls, wild furs, and in-your-face hot-pink hues, but even those felt accessible when paired with chunky black-and-white-striped sweaters or slim-cut blazers and ankle pants in black polka-dot-studded wool.