Designer Nicolas Guesquiere displayed a quite conservative palette for his Spring 2013 campaign; using monochromatic combinations, as well as dull blue, yellow and cream hues. Also using quite structured tailoring, the overall look of his line is quite sophisticated.
Tailored suits were a major part of Guesquiere’s collection. The suit pants and blazer ensemble featured a high waisted slim fit tailored suit pant and a double breasted long blazer. These suits were all in single block colours, and as they evolved into patterns and textures the suits went from macro to micro. Guesquiere adopting mini pencil skirts, even including a slight thigh slit in some of the pieces. He also raised the printed blazers jackets to finish at the hip line to coincide with the short length of the skirt.
Despite the quite rigid tailoring of his pieces, Guesquiere stifled people by merging these clean lines with animation and movement. He continued his clean lines in his bodycon dress, asymmetrical skirts, and skater style skirts; but hemmed them with flamenco inspired ruffles. The ruffles were beating in sync with models walking them in contrast with the box tailored crop tees and streamline bodices of the dresses.
The asymmetrical and shapely hemlines continued throughout the show, although, a little more conservative than the flamenco ruffles. He included a mild flamenco ruffle on one of his mini skirts, tear drop hems that blended with print of the fabric and handkerchief hems on skater skirts.
The beauty of this collection is that it combines the masculinity of the clean cut suits and the very feminine hem lines that creates sophistication and sex appeal.