Here, a breakdown of Fall 2013’s runway trends, inspired by the work of René Lalique and the rich detailing of Gustav Klimt’s portraits.
- The Element of Surprise
Come a little closer — all the better to see the incredible embroideries, beadwork and appliqués. And perhaps a dragonfly in someplace unexpected (wrapped around the heel of a shoe).
- Meet the Beetles!
And scarabs and dragonflies. The season’s major motif takes its cue from Art Nouveau’s insect infatuation. Just wing it.
- The Shape of Things
A tale of two silhouettes — whether subtle volume in soft cocooning and ladylike waist definition or A-line and trumpet skirts.
- Gilty Pleasures
From Lurex knits and glazed tweeds to paillette embroidery — shine on.
- Jewel Intentions
Think rich when it comes to Fall’s palette of saturated jewel tones, plums, metallics and a bit of blush.
- The Knit Parade
A wardrobe staple gets the luxe treatment, with shots of metallic shine, graphic geometrics and florals.
- Surface Treatment
Laser-cut cloqué, velvet jacquard, tufted chiffon, beaded tweed are in the mix.