The problem with clean, minimal designs – in a fashion context – is that they can often do themselves the disservice of being nice to look at, but not remarkable enough to buy. Not so for the pieces in Christian Blanken’s spring / summer 2013 collection. Even in monochrome tones of black and white they had a pristine beauty to them aided by well-placed details and flattering cuts.
When the London fashion week (LFW) show transitioned into sherbety citrus colours, things got even better. Structured leather in pink had a bubblegum cuteness made sophisticated and minimal – if you can imagine such a thing – and Blanken pulled it off. A lemon yellow jumpsuit in relaxed drapes acted as a pretty and summery bridge between the sherbet colours and the closing Grecian numbers. And those closing numbers – draped, metallic-trimmed, bunched at the sides into surprisingly effortless pockets (Grecian Goddesses need to keep their loose change somewhere too) – were a beautiful finish to an understated show.
You can see all of the Christian Blanken spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree