Post Bardot and Pre-Bambou, Jane Birkin was Serge Gainsborg’s most memorable paramour. Birkin’s style was a melange of groovy mod, bohemian chic and casual sophistication. The free-spirited actress channeled her quirkiness into her eclectic outfits. In fact her ubiquitous basket’s lack of practicality inspired the prestigious the ever-sturdy Birkin bag. Jane Birkin was something of a gypsy-nymphette, a bewitching-bohemian with a flair for the unexpectedly chic.And Anna Sui’s fall collection was as vibrant, enchanting, mod and insouciant as the bohemian actress. The collection is indeed no plain Jane.
Sleek, sporty and sophisticated; Victoria Beckham’s fall ‘13 collection retained the designer’s signature minimalist, structured look but with a distinctly sportier-than-usual air. Beckham scored major points by embracing the retro verve that feverishly circuited the season’s runways, but stuck to a minimalist and totally modern appeal. Primary color-blocking, mod silhouettes, sporty turtle-neck sweaters, tunics and midi-skirts brought a refreshingly playful athleticism to the mod look. The flirty, tom-boyish collection shared in Fall fashion’s overwhelming nostalgia for the Sixties ( the collection bares striking resemblance to the photo of Veruschka in a yellow streamlined knit-tunic) but unlike most retro collections Victoria Beckham’s is executed with the modern woman’s aesthetic in mind.