Sophie Theallet Spring 2013
The gossamer wings of a dragonfly found themselves as a visual and material motif in Sophie Theallet's light-as-air Spring 2013 collection. The bugs formed prints on everything from simple cardigans to floor-length gowns and even a camisole paired with trim, printed trousers. But the most arresting looks in this very pretty collection were the skirts and dresses — sometimes solid, sometimes printed — covered with organza. The sheer material obscured some of the prints, creating an eye-catching interest as the models moved down the runway. It also helped give other dresses an element of depth and shape they wouldn't have had otherwise.