The Autumn / Winter 2012/13 Collection is characterised by a somewhat surrealist touch in the style of Elsa Schiapparelli, the famous fashion designer, coupled with 1950s flair and a hint of rock chick attitude. Romantic rose patterns vie with studs, chains, metal beads and bondage styles.
These contrasting looks clash when Audrey Hepburn meets heavy metal, when narrow waists are accentuated to contrast full, swinging circular skirts, and rose patterns are combined with wild animal designs.
Absolute fashion must-haves from the ready-to-wear collection include wide circular skirts as well as tight pencil skirts, figure-hugging pants as well as wider, Marlene Dietrich style trousers. Boleros and cropped jackets accentuate the female silhouette. Through the skilful application of an alternating opaque and sheer trompe l’œil technique, bodies are cleverly given a bondage look, whilst tulle and lace panels feature in all the right places to catch the eye. Trendy metal studs adorn soft merino pullovers, skirts and dresses, brilliantly bringing classic styles up to date by adding some rock chick flair.
Ready-To-Wear Look 01
Legwear is undoubtedly the focus of this winter’s fashion: through bondage look patterns or the strong interplay between two contrasting designs and eye-catching style elements such as roses, bows or diamonds. The collection’s highlights are models decorated with trendy metal studs or sewn-on biker-style studs and chains.
These themes continue in the LEGCESSORIES range. The designs repeat the romantic rose theme as well as the bondage concept which inspires the whole collection. Whether leather, lace or fabric, these accessories strikingly complement any outfit. The alternative, low-key approach to this daring theme features satin ribbons, fabric roses or even a fur pompom. The scarves and belts in the ACCESSORIES line also match these fashion styles, both in terms of colour and finish. Rose patterns adorn shiny silk, animal-inspired patterns feature on softly caressing wool-silk mix scarves, and the fantastically designed leather belts with metal studs or laser cut rose patterns are a super addition to all dresses, skirts and trousers.
Legwear Fine Merino Tights
This season’s LINGERIE is nothing short of a celebration of the female figure. Dotted or houndstooth patterned in a figure-hugging jersey fabric, or made from delicate lace combined with sheer tulle, or in a plain but elegant combination of satin and tulle – this is special occasion lingerie that is also suitable for everyday wear. Two of the four lingerie ranges are characterised by shaping bodies and high-cut briefs, including a shapewear half-slip that can also be worn as a seductive suspender belt, and a sexy bodyshaping slip dress. The ranges are completed by matching bras in various styles.
Sophisticated black is underlaid with an elegant nude shade, or bright begonia and dark fuchsia.
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Wolford’s entire Autumn 2012 / 2013 Collection is already available online at www.Wolford.com.