For the longest time, fashion had hoods divided into just two fundamental categories: one associated with the sportier aesthetic, which was clean, simple, precise and very relaxed in its approach, while the other one was interestingly enough associated with religion, as a few years back Jean Paul Gaultier, Rue du Mail and Haider Ackermann’s hooded designs caused a little bit of controversy after their garments appeared to have found the source of inspiration in the simplicity of a nun’s habit.
But as we are about to leave practicality and beliefs behind, the fashion industry found a new way of making the old appear modern, even appealing again, as one of the micro-trends reviving at the spring 2013 fashion shows had the draping hood take center stage. More of a lavish accessory this time around, the hood has been dipped in mystery, coming across as a styling approach fit for a real a desert queen.
Draping hoods according to the runway
Either built into a fabulous garment, or taking the form of a scarf or snood gently draped around the head, the hood in all of its predisposition for grace, feels like an utterly seductive accent for the summer to come.
With a major focus on the fluidity of a garment, Kimberly Ovitz found an interesting way of incorporating the draping hoods into her transparent and light collection. Approached from a nomadic point of view, the hood becames even more of a statement as paired with the purest white shades and simplest silhouettes.
Draping hood on the runway at Kimberly Ovitz S/S ’13
The Rag & Bone spring 2013 collection may have struck as sporty as it was mainly inspired by a motocross event, but with a few subtle takes on the Bedouin tribe and life pictured in the dessert, the cotton headscarves felt right at home, without loosing touch with femininity.
Draping hood on the runway at Rag & Bone S/S ’13
Influenced by the nature’s accidental architecture, Yigal Azrouël’s spring 2013 collection represented a step towards a more idealistic direction, with tent dresses and hooded looks being revealed from a very relaxed angle. At times strange, at times actually wearable, the draping hoods definitely stood out on the runway.
Draping hood on the runway at Yigal Azrouël S/S ’13
Nicholas Kunz continued her search for new, refreshing and more of the innovative women’s silhouettes all throughout her surprisingly cool spring 2013 collection. The presence of the draping hoods, alongside the further exploration of Kunz’s signature strengths set the tone for a memorable line-up that felt fearless.
Draping hood on the runway at Nicholas K S/S ’13