The Jean Paul Gaultier fall 2013 collection took us to the boldness infused 80s showing us plenty of exciting options that showed us both a congruency as far as design goes and a desire to offer subtler ensembles that would fit the mood of the new season. Though following trends was rarely the designer’s intent, there are plenty of ways in which the new line feels surprisingly congruent with the new season offerings by most important fashion houses. With a variety of exciting combos, a blend of subtlety and boldness and plenty of thought-provoking motifs, the new show sure challenged fashionistas to see punk in a different way.
The looks from the newest Jean Paul Gaultier fall 2013 collection had a distinct feminine allure viewed through the label’s standards of course. Prints-wise, geometry dominated with and a multitude of abstract elements brought excitement and sophistication to the newest looks. Whether we’re talking about stripes, checkers or interesting patchwork, these elements proved the focal point of the new looks. Another interesting element from the new Jean Paul Gaultier show was the strong emphasis on shoulders and a hint of assymetry which enhanced the abstract appeal of the looks even more.
From a textural standpoint, there were also plenty of elements that made the new Jean Paul Gaultier fall 2013 collection interesting through the perspective of the new season trends. For an edgy vibe, the brand went for leather pieces which closely followed the body line in most occasions. For an opulent allure, the brand turned to some of the most obvious choices for the cold months: fur. The designer isn’t necessarily an advocate of the oversized mannish coat that seems to have been an important part of the new season looks, suggesting instead a silhouette enhancing style that creates contrast through length rather than proportions.
Given the funky allure of the looks which is easily obtained through the complex combos despite the multitude of versatile pieces which would feel fairly subdued taken separately, the newest Jean Paul Gaultier fall 2013 collection doesn’t bring too many novelties in the accessories department. The new alternatives revolve around practical boots or platform shoes, waist-enhancing belts from a more clear contrast between proportions or long scarfs for adding complexity to the looks. Handbags are viewed more as an element that round out the fall/winter outfits rather than a practical addition.
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Photos: Jean Paul Gaultier