For Spring 2013, Martine Sitbone showed a collection that was whimsical with hints of futurism and a nod to mod. The whimsy came through in oversize polka dots and laser cutouts on dresses and coats. Leather jackets and pops of black lent a serious undertone, while shift dresses were pure '60s. A handful of colorblock pieces with large square pockets kept things from being too retro and loose-fitting silhouettes throughout offered up a relaxed, sporty air.
Fashion designer Martine Sitbon is not by any means a newbie. Prior to 2004, when she closed up shop and left the Paris runway scene, she had a booming career for over 20 years. She took a hiatus and is now back in full force with her new collection, Rue du Mail, named after the address of her atelier. The overall vibe is tough chic sprinkled with unique dresses. To see Martine Sitbon's complete Rue du Mail collection, go here.
Welcome back, Martine!