Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade kept the shoes for fall 2013 as playful as the garments.
Like the garments in the collection, inspiration was two fold. There were heels inspired by all things New York; the yellow cab and the iconic checkerboard pattern.
The rest were seemingly informed by a glamorous Studio 54 aesthetic.
On the shoe rack.
From Nick Irwin’s twisted hair texture (seen in progress in second image) created from twisted sections and hair jewellery (a trio of chains hanging from ear to ear), the texture and color, the metal toe capped boots to the mystic ethnic prints, Hoffman’s backstage was everything her aesthetic is; natural, dreamy, mythical and far flung.
At Lacoste fall 2013 it was all glacial expedition (seen in the longitude and latitude prints) and exploration in structure.
Shapes were more exaggerated than normal for the brand. This season saw Felipe Oliveira Baptista put the Lacoste woman in a cocoon shape with a dropped sporty shoulder in jersey, leather and foam.
The palette was neutral envoking the icy expedition inspiration with jolts of primary colors; blue, green, orange.
Picasso’s cubism was a reference point for Nicole and Michael Colovos of Helmut Lang’s strong fall 2013 offering.This paved the way for interesting geometry; seen in a angularly collaged textures (silk, pressed wool, pony and felt) in the minimalist outerwear and expressionist print separates. The palette was primarily monochromatic with nude, black and white being the mainstay. Entitled ‘Assemblage’,the collection could not have been more aptly named with one dress having more than 125 parts in total.
This was a beautiful collection that managed to stay clean cut minimalist and textured all at once.