Post and photos by Jessica Manes
Lights dimming, violinist-playing, spotlight on, first model comes walking out for the Junko Maeda, Fall-Winter 2012-2013 show, held in the Pompadour salon at the Meurice palace hotel in Paris on February 29th, 2012.
The collection, shown in three different themes, had various colors, textures, and patterns that were combined all throughout the défilé. The first set was all black and white variations. The hair embellished with gray feathers (like last season’s show), creating a sort-of whimsical look. Black and white patchwork jackets with matching skirts.
The second set slowly progressed in fall colors. Same techniques, combining textures, with colors of dark browns, fall orange, and reds. The line consistently had oversized jackets, skirts or longer shorts that came down mid thigh. The third set came out the wild frizzed hair, matching the vibrant warm colors of fall/winter.
At the third theme of the collection appeared more fun winter dresses to be worn and lots of knitwear with structured designs and rich bright colors that pop…brightness to wear the winter blues away! The collection also occasionally veered towards a 60’s inspiration, not only just with color, but also with different textures and fabrics.
There is a more than gentle fusion of French chic with the Japanese exaggerated style and “folly” that they are so well known for injecting into fashion. This collection is oh so tactile and absolutely fun!
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