New York is viewed as the wearable end of catwalk. Nothing bad about that. But it does tend to lower one’s expectations to the commercial rather than the outstandingly creative each season. Then you have the quiet men (or women) of fashion who send out beautifully tailored, sophisticated, sexy, well styled pieces with fragments of embellishment in the case of Wes Gordon. Now this was a collection worth waiting for.
Gordon managed to combine long linear lines with dappled femininity in sheer lace, deep plunge necklines and lots of Swarovski Elements that shimmered and only added to this urban ethereal Goddess.
Taking his inspiration from the tarot, Gordon’s S/S’13 vision is of a mysterious veiled lady who is illuminated by the moon. His balance of fabrications was a masterclass in how to win over a fashion audience. Gordon managed to combine the rough with the smooth or rather, contrast textures and structures as skillfully and as confidently as a dyed-in-the-refined-wool haute couturier.
Sharply tailored, pinched shoulders on jackets and dresses complemented the long, narrow lines in pants, and were more reminiscent of an out-there Parisian house. Beautifully patterned strictly worked loon pants were paired with see through Victorian-style lace while asymmetric jersey tops were worn over large paillette textured harem pants. Flowing chiffon printed kaftan tops were thrown over tightly constructed navy loons for a look that’s ultra modern yet intensely feminine. A beautifully hand-drawn swan print, delicate knits and embroideries embellished with Swarovski Elements completed his mystical vision.
It’s a vision I’d like to wear. As soon as possible please.