Check out all the pictures from Anne Valerie Hash's Spring 2013 collection, and come back soon for our full review.
Anne Valerie Hash dressed actress Jennifer Morrison tonight in her beige gown. I love how the ruched waste makes it looks like a skirt and top rather than a dress. It's a monochrome look but the dazzling jewels spice it up. You like?
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Suzy Menkes, ever the astute fashion observer, notes that as a new generation of fashion consumers ages out of girlish styles they looking for clothes that keep the lightness but cut the sweetness. Thankfully there are many lines to grow into as designers as diverse as Akris, Anne Valerie Hash, Issey Miyake, and yes even Chloé help us ease into our older years with light feminine clothing that is refreshingly free of cloying adolescence.
New York, London, Milan and now Paris are showing a strong, perhaps even overwhelming trend towards sheer and lingerie looks for day wear; but just because spring deliveries aren't till February doesn't mean clever retailers haven't stocked a few looks for sale now.
The overwhelming majority of futuristic interpretations of fashion veer towards the iconography of the apocalypse, yet Anne Valérie Hash's Spring 2009 collection was able to take the best of the genre and infuse it with her own subtle romance. Allusions to a kind of science fiction aesthetic came from a cool color story of gunmetal and medical white which was heightened by an hazy hologram like print. But the muted and soft focus of the textiles made for a dewy eyed beautiful future that transcended what could have been a very stark experience.
Much of that transcendence came from the feminine sheer graped gowns and tops (without the leering frustration we saw so much of in Milan) and the alluring Grecian draping. It was an inspiring view of futurism in a troubled time that could use a little optimistic romance.