womenswear fall 2013

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For The Love Of Serge

Anna Sui Fall 2013

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. 

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Bend It Like Beckham

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. 

{photosource: wwd, Vogue}