April 7, 2013
So, spring is all about the Sixties, right? The clean, hard, minimal lines that dominated shows from Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors through to Moschino and Louis Vuitton, with a heavy debt to Cardin, Courrèges and that Space Race Sci-Fi style moment circa 1965. Well, yes ? but underneath that polished, preened and ? let's say it ? cold exterior there was something raunchy; raucous. You saw it slink down a couple of catwalks in London first, with Mary Katrantzou's glittering bias-cut chainmail dresses and those sinuous, streamlined silk slip-dresses at Jonathan Saunders. By the time the Saint Laurent finale bloused past in Paris, clad in billowing, jewel-coloured chiffon, it felt like a different seasonal story altogether. And a different decade ? the Seventies.
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