"All-white looks featured slivers of black that ended up lending the silhouettes a flattering visual line...like shaving a few inches off on both sides. On exits where the shape might be tough—like peplum—this is a welcome visual trick. - Best Spring 2013 Runway Fashion - Harper's BAZAAR
Looking at this collection on video and seeing the close up details gave me two different perspectives.
Boy, was I deceived!
From Far, everything looks polished, well cut, smooth and precise.
The close up shots reveals unfinished hems, migrating bust cups and frayed out edges.
Wow, never feel inadequate about your finishing techniques again.
First of all, to play the CK game you need a patent leather skinny black belt and SHAME ON YOU if you don't have one, its a basic!
Next, don't worry about finishing those hems, its irrelevant.
Find yourself a pair of sharp scissors and sharpen up your dexterity skills, you will need it.
Butterick 5853, will come in handy, sans bow, but don't forget the optical illusion for slimming the waist, a little black strip on the sides of the dress, subtle right?
You probably won't have noticed it but that is what I'm here for.
The constant theme is this little pleat at the sides of some of the jackets and dresses.
In this elusive, little pleat, there is a contrast color, white in black and black in white, sneaky!
But it doesn't stop there, under the collar lapel is the same situation. Now this, I like. A little optical hocus pocus to make you look leaner.
How did they get the leather in those darts, I would love to know.
No, they didn't! Is this a serge finish on the top of this dress?
This is not wrinkles, its "sculptural". You see, when you have a high fashion IQ, you understand that wrinkles are not always defects, they can be aspects of good design.
So did I like the collection or not?
Of course, it looked really good on the runway. I'm not adding frayed out jackets to my closet anytime soon though, let's be real.
My favorite looks was first, this dress, the overlay fabric is made out of leather wire.