A touch of black found its way through a sea of bright, saturated colors in what appeared as another fall / winter 2013 collection to have referenced the 1960s/mod fashion as main source of inspiration. PPQ’s version of the fit and flare silhouette translated to sharp tailoring, exaggerated shoulders and lively prints, closely resembling the depths of a colorful graffiti painting. When it came to the body hugging, ultra short mini dresses in summery hues, and to the various renderings of the halter-neck, prom-like puffy frocks, there was something about the garments that just didn’t read modern.
The all-black segment of the collection was marked by the same ambivalent quality, as the garments envisioned for cocktail hours and then later into the evening failed in delivering a wow factor. If the clean shapes and classic shade could have helped point towards a distinct sophistication, there were colorful appliques and over-the-top embellishments preventing the designs from further evolving. Despite its unevenness, the collection did offer various option that, if nothing else, will help extend the summer mood straight into fall.
You can see all of the PPQ 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