The spring / summer 2013 collection by Jean-Charles De Castelbajac was nothing short of a sight for sore eyes; vivid prints and bold hues made up a feminine season. One of the most prominent prints that walked through the leaf embossed arch was the window and foliage print in steel grey and dark teal, which evolved into emerald green. A structured skirt, an oversized jacket with a black trim and a silhouetted skater dress, all made way for what I like to call girl power! Tunics with sketched monsters, wide lined maxis and pencil shapes in a puddle-esque print kept the crowd in awe. “Just what would glide down next?” Yes you guessed correctly; it was the crocodile skin trench coat of course.
An eye catching moment was when one model headed out with a palm tree and beach printed maxi with a geometric skyline on her bust; the second had a larger scale palm tree with a cctv camera on it in pure yellow and dark black. A few eyebrows raised at this sight and a few minds wondered; could Castelbajac be communicating a social message to his audience? Perhaps our lives have become that of the digital age whereby there is an electronic device for everything. Are beautiful and natural things being tainted by the need to cosmopolitanise everything? However you read it, this was one Paris fashion week (PFW) catwalk with a message within the message…
You can see all of the Jean Charles De Castelbajac 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