“mechanique.” “It’s the idea of something that brings a masculinity to something that’s so soft,”
Notes from the Runway ANTHONY VACCARELLO a/w 2013/14 collection by the Parisian/Belgian prince with a dark side delivered an urbane collection for the modern day punk princess, with his signature in tact tailored cuts, and sexy shapes. A big trend for a/w 2013 is the fascination for an industrial elements of black leather and shiny silver metal objects to embellish garments. The hints are seen in the architecture that ANTHONY VACCARELLO creates for his a/w 2013/14 collection, gleaming black leather, rods, bars, spikes, and a blown-up chain mail that Vaccarello had expertly snaked round the body, revealing skin from underneath its frigid steal.
What is certain from our Notes from the Runway ANTHONY VACCARELLO a/w 2013/14, is that Punk lives and is the bloodline of the collection. He sticks to his roots of minimalism. The young Belgian must be playing with the idea of a sixties mashup with the nineties. “The sixties through the eyes of the nineties.”From the sixties, he extracted a silhouette that was new for him: straighter, tailored, one which spent less time mapping out the curves of the body, and an elegant, usually ladylike, wool crepe, resulting in short coats and neat small jackets that finished just below the waist, both embellished with leather banding and metal adornments. To me is seemed very Paco Rabanne circa 1960’s.
As for the nineties, there were hints of androgyny in the form of those second-skin pants cut from paper-thin hides, or the combination of mannish coats over narrow trousers worn with spindly, resolutely non-platform heels. This was also apparent with the choice of models with more of a boyish figure or girls who had a certain kind of swag, is leggy and knows how to work a different kind of little tight black dress, with leather and chains. The collection beckons many of today’s young diva’s to wear on the Red Carpet.
Photos Damian Bao of http://styleminutes.com/