The 90’s

Akris Spring 2013 mesh in black
Speaking of the Grunge-era, the 90s have had some major influential impact on the Spring 2013 fashion. Dressing up, and looking laidback, at the same time is very much the style of the 90s princesses, like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Everything from halternecks to mesh dresses has been seen on the runway for this coming season.

Akris Spring 2013 mesh in nude

 

The new Grunge

For the moment I am obssesing over the grunge look. It was a quite hot trend several years ago. I recall Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen being the fashionistas that always nailed the look perfectly, and Marc Jacobs was the man on everyones lips. For this fall and winter season it hasn’t been any grunge vibes, but for RTW spring and summer 2012 there were two huge actors on the fashion scene who applied the grunge look in their collection – Phillip Lim and Dries Van Noten. Of course, the designers translated grunge in their own ways. I instantly got hooked on the patterns, the checked shirts, the layering – a leather on top of a shirt on top of a tee – the shoes, the trousers and the mixing of prints, patterns and materials (read silk with wool, cashmere with jeans). Hopefully, this will be more than a one hit wonder. The grunge look has become a classic style that always push itself back into the fashion world.

I am in love with this combo – patterned pyjama-look-a-like pants, styled with a heavy piece of leather, and topped with a classic western belt with silver details. Underneath are the amazing Dries Van Noten RTW S/S 2013 collection. It’s slightly a bit more sophisticated than the 3.1 Phillip Lim, since Van Noten has mixed more delicate materials and feminine patterns. As you may know by now, one of my weakness is leopard pattern so that is why I absolutely love the leopard printed clutches in this collection. I think it’s cool how the have styled the leopard – not as a eye catching piece but more like one among many other prints (flowers,, checked ans stripes).

Proenza Schouler SS13

The Proenza Schouler show was amazing! The bags were true love and I definitely something I want to get my hands on when they arrive in store. Although I associated them big time with Givenchy (!) because of the front buckle looked very alike the Obsedia buckle. Anyhow, the styling looked great as well. Carry your shoulder bag in the hand this spring.

3.1 Phillip Lim S/S13

The 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S13 collection actually surprised me a bit. A thought it felt very young comparing to his preview collections. There is a touch of a grunge feeling going through the whole collection, but in a very sophisticated and up-to-dated way. What I love was the leopard-pattern, both on sleeves, suit-jackets and pants. The cobalt-blue colour on everyhting from pants to coats is still going strong, nice!