So many fabulous designs appeared on the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalks but JOYCE is particularly fond of three labels that sum up Parisian chic: Balmain, Givenchy and Lanvin.
Olivier Rousteing, the new cool kid at the helm of Balmain, paid tribute to seductive singer Sade, with a collection of sexy tailored dresses with graphic and colourful prints. A statement belt at the waist completes the look, which is inspired by the “smooth and sultry masculine.”
Riccardo Tisci has shifted his focus away from the Goth and favours a lighter palette of blue, grey and white. The silhouette is sharp and pristine, but made more feminine thanks to cascading ruffles running along the neckline, sleeves and sides of trousers. They provide a stunning contrast to the sleek structures and asymmetry.
Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz continues to create “wearable romance” although he has also opted for structured silhouettes with romantic ruffles. The boxy, sharp tailoring of a black tuxedo is transformed into dresses with plunging necklines or skirts with obi belts and thigh-high slits. The graphic black and white palette is softened with slick and sharp satin dresses in rich jewel tones, which will no doubt please fans.