Let’s Get Technical With Christopher Bailey’s Spring 2013 Prorsum collection
The colors that popped this season for the women (and the men as well) were way out of this world. Bright blossoming orange, electric lime green, and super bright magenta was used to create a splash of intense vibrancy that carrier through the collection. Bailey used highly technical fabrics to piece together the athletic yet highly fashionable pieces which included clear plastics, thick neoprene, and fabrics that were rich in metal fibers. At times when color would taper off there was a quick injection of reflective surfaces and printed foil in the form of oversized men’s dress shirts, half capelettes that covered shoulders, and of course trench coats.
Through the technical textiles, there was an edge of romanticism with the copious amounts of lace used to craft complete dresses and… of course… trench coats. The real surprise came when the silhouettes were exploded and morphed with huge arms, wide waists, and balloon shaped capes. Typically Christopher Bailey likes to play it safe and work his magic through the luxuriously intricate detailing and seamless tailoring which was also present but this time he really took the collection by the balls and threw it into high gear… or… high fashion.
I really enjoyed the capes but I found it a hard pill to swallow since there is so many other lines throwing out capes. Did that come from Tom Ford at the Oscars with Gwenyth Paltrow? I think so. She rocked that red carpet and now everyone wants capes. I have o problem with that JUST as long as everyone knows that Tommy was the first to do it. You know… after everyone else in the past. Not to be all Kanye West about it.
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