Modernism seems to be king for the autumn & winter 2013 fashion shows in Paris at the moment, which has been bringing us some highly anticipated works of fashionable art. The most awaited, of course, was Alexander Wang's Balenciaga debut, and his show was remarkable and well received by the normally hard-to-please fashion industry insiders.
The hottest looks in the French capital included laundry bag chic, tractor-sole shoes, mannish trousers and artist-inspired collections. On the strength of these catwalk shows, autumn/winter 2013 has modern bite
A definite example of the Raf-at-Dior effect. Ever since Simons arrived at the French house, he has worked strapless looks into his collections with verve and modernity. Last Friday, in Paris, he did it again with silk bustiers, either as the tops of dresses or as a separate top with a skirt. Alexander Wang’s largely successful Balenciaga debut (above) featured a black bustier with cigarette trousers.