Hexa by Kuho Spring / Summer 2013

The show notes for Hexa by Kuho mentioned the film version of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. It didn’t mention which film version (one might assume the most recent) but then, that’s all academic given its really the silhouettes of the era the spring / summer 2013 collection was channeling.


That came down to volume, and lots of it. But it wasn’t the volume you might expect, all 19th century bustle from the waist down. Instead Kuho took the volume and transferred it to different places using tucks and pleats: it was on pants, on caped shoulders cut from short sleeves, on a structured raised back that protruded like a set of unformed wings.

And beyond the volume the Jane Eyre theme was hinted at in round Victorian-esque buttons on shoes, and the perfectly interpreted Paris fashion week runway hairstyle. The latter was a slick, modern take on the centre-parted, ear-covering hairstyle typically depicted on Eyre and her contemporaries.

Hexa by Kuho’s detail intensified with laser cutting creating intricate patterns in the final few pieces. One, a dress of voluminous baby doll cut with exposed shoulders, struck the perfect balance between Kuho’s volume plays and commercial desirability. You could picture many a girl (though certainly not Jane Eyre) lusting after it.

You can see all of the Hexa by Kuho 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.

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