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Published: 8 Mar 2012

PFW A/W 12-13: It's A Wrap


The Autumn/Winter 2012-13 season drew to a close yesterday following presentations at Paris Fashion Week from Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Elie Saab.

Celebrating 15 years at the helm of the French fashion house, Marc Jacobs unveiled an Edwardian-inspired collection for Louis Vuitton. Harking back to a bygone era, the large-scale spectacle showcased a life-sized train on the runway. Always one step ahead, Jacobs’ train-themed narrative hints towards the coming seasons, evoking our Spring/Summer 2013 Cinematic fashion industry trend

Continuing Jacobs' ongoing affair with large-scale headwear, Louis Vuitton offered tall hats by British milliner Stephen Jones, suggestive of The Row hats exemplified in Stylus’ Hide & Seek Styling: Scene report. In a nod towards Hide & Seek Print & Fabrication, pieces included voluminous knits, textured tweeds, and fabrics heavily embroidered with colourful threads and shiny CD-like discs. 

Print-on-print suiting proved to be the biggest statement at Italian brand Miu Miu this season. In oversized masculine proportions, 1970s-style psychedelic paisley prints covered jewel-toned floral satin blouses with large collars and frilled ties. Elsewhere at Lebanese label Elie Saab, nipped-in jackets and high-waisted trousers emphasised a focus on the waist in a collection dominated by form-fitting dresses. 

Paris Fashion Week concluded on March 7 2012. The S/S 13 season kicks off in New York this September. Look to our Spring/summer 2013 Fashion & Beauty industry trend for inspiration.

Paris Fashion Week