Fabric manipulation, in all its forms, was the guiding thread throughout martinMartin’s Spring/Summer 2013 runway show at Concept Fashion Week: draping, stitching, folding, crinkling, wrinkling, crumpling, to create an origami-like feel, or simply to amass texture . . . to a great effect, most of the time . . . Focused more on structure rather than drama, and notwithstanding a few men wearing pants that looked like long skirts (would those be called culottes?), the collection offered some strong, sculptural pieces.
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The Exchange LA was the perfect setting for the designer’s eponymous Spring/Summer 2013 collection, providing the lucky guests with the usual pre-show circus.
Designer Alexandria Belle Norman’s second season, Spring/Summer 2013, showed six looks that featured her trademark looks, including jersey and satin with leather accents. The fitted jackets were well executed, particularly the leather jacket, which was beautiful . . . alas, the fit of the pants was less than perfect, and less than flattering.
Inspired by Alien and Blade Runner, all the pieces in this debut collection by Venezuelan designer Camilla X Castillo revolved around the main theme, a leather panel with twisted strips, creating a spiny, very Alien-like effect.
San Francisco designer Sarah Ahn showed Spring/Summer 2013, at Concept Studios. Structured jackets and tops with very strong lines contrasted with light, flowing long dresses. Fabric bands providing structure to garments were a common thread throughout.
Our inspiration comes from a fascination with armored costumes, and desire to always create clothes that represent a strong and unique woman. Also, the infinity of influences nurturing our creative process gave rise to a look that recalls to us a retro sci-fi film from the 1960s. Silhouette inspirations from the 1950s pin-up era and a few freer and more airy A-shape cuts from the 1960s were also part of our inspiration for this season’s silhouettes.
It’s really amazing to be involved in this production and to be able to have complete control over everything. It allows us to bring our sponsors in—things that we couldn’t do before—working with IMG and Smashbox because they had their own sponsors. It allows us to have complete creative control over all the branding of the shows.