Celine Fall Winter 2012 2013
The Celine collection introduced a great twist to the fall 2012 season as a whole. The silhouettes were all generally the same as the other collections but the way the looks were produced had an edge of cleanliness even when the shape of the garments were over-sized and flouncy.
The shoulders were large and the waists cut in. The asymmetrical zips were sexy and sophisticated especially since they were cut into thick luxurious leather. Fur was used on several of the garments, it was placed on jackets and coats in strips or patchwork details.
But nothing in the collection compared to the originality of the new silhouettes and the use of leather in unusual ways that really worked. In one look the brown leather was made into a thick belted top that spanned the width of the waist. The sleeves were soft and baggy at the shoulder and then trimmed out as it got closer to the cuffs. The whole leather shirt was so surprising because there were no finished seams. The waist was just a straight clean cut piece of leather. If this wasn’t Celine it would have been Jil Sander or some other designer who was equally as good at producing the effortless simple look.
Another interesting element to the collection was the way in which it was shown. The presentation type method was not like most collections and allowed for the looks to be seen and photographed in ways that appeared to be women at an art gallery walking through on a day trip. It certainly allowed for some great pics from the photo gallery.
The only problem with the collection was the colors that were used. They were great in pink hues, reds, bright turquoise blues, camel, and a lot of whites. Again, the colors were great, but more for a Spring collection. Aside from this lapse in judgement the collection was fabulous… even Anna Wintour thought as much, for what it’s worth.
Images from Hey Crazy.