Bronzed and iridescent were the Grecian Goddesses at Veronique Branquinho as Paris Fashion Week SS13 got underway yesterday. Glitzy mini dresses, pleated flowing maxi dresses, fluid golden metallics running from belted jumpsuits to short, boxy jackets and camel leather jackets teamed with floral lace veiled shifts made up a collection that took the orange trend and delved within its colour spectrum, punctuated with bursts of coral and midnight blue. Cedric Charlier placed strategic lilac zips across spacey sweaters and jersey jackets, teamed with long flowing trousers and shorter cigarette styles. Mesh jumpers and sleeveless shirts added to the all-white collection with the only colour coming from red make up streaked across the models’ eyebrows creating a futuristic tribal visor. White was contrasted against black in Anthony Vaccarello’s structured monochrome wardrobe of laid-back sexy ruched one-shouldered tank tops, military style jackets, city shorts and sassy fold-over dresses. Shirts were long-sleeved, no sleeved and bandeau and a smattering of rivets held the delicate garments in place. Futuristic style emerged once more across Aganovich’s spring summer line as the designer dotted forest green and black costumes with small round badges that could have been the insignia of the Star Wars crew. Satin flouncy skirts, embroidered trousers, sleeveless shirts bandaged in black tape and cape shapes completed the collection, along with a truly unique dress that was half strapless mini and half voluminous sleeved ankle-length (bordering on Amish). I think it’s fair to say the fashions on day one were rather out of this world – let’s hope the fantasy continues with a star line up of designer heavyweights today.
Catwalk images: copyright vogue.co.uk