Maxime Simoens’s fall / winter 2013 collection meant not only a break from all the couture the designer had focused on for the past seasons, but also a remarkable return to ready-to-wear, with a beautiful line up inspired by the “Swan Lake” ballet. Quite literal at times, the influence of the tutu’s silhouettes translated to a full sequence of bustier-like dresses featuring flared skirts, worn over black sheer long-sleeved blouses.
More of the artistic dominance was noticeable in the gorgeous watery prints and geometric motifs that embellished and softened the structured skirt suits, the colorful days-dresses and sleek evening gowns. Cashmere and leather fusions and a textured fur, mirrored the swan feathers essence throughout the collection. Houndstooth checks in small and large scales rendered the contrasting black swan-white swan dynamic, while the edge counterbalancing for the ultra-feminine line was particularly noticeable in the tough-looking cropped jackets that accompanied some of the looks. Smart, refined and intriguing enough, Maxime Simoens’ collection left the audience longing for more of the fascinating story.
You can see all of the Maxime Simoens autumn (fall) / winter 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