Wes Gordon Spring 2013
With an inherent love of Autumn, Wes Gordon set about designing his Spring collection with a mission: "to love Spring as much as Fall." So he turned to a "High Priestess" theme, drawing from a darker side to craft a lineup emboldened with deeper hues and ample texture — dresses were washed in brilliant reds, and cocktail confections were finished with either a touch of glitter on inky backgrounds or with black-on-black embellishment. Asymmetrical hemlines and deep necklines too pointed to some sultrier forces at work — we were spellbound by the subtle sexiness that seemed to hypnotize as it drew you in. That's what Gordon did so well here; even while finding inspiration in more subversive subjects, he didn't look to shock with his darker themes. Instead, he pulled you in ever so slowly, enticing and seducing with a contemporary balance, introducing, too, an icy palette and a touch of glitter that's beautiful and bewitching, yes, but more importantly, totally wearable.
- Trends: Leather, crop tops, sheer details, bold print, asymmetrical hemlines, lace, and flared pants.
- Colors: Mint, black, white, red, and olive.
- Key Piece: We were drawn to the subtle sex appeal of both the red and white trouser and top sets with the deep necklines.
- Accessories: Manolo Blahnik for Wes Gordon ankle-strap pointed-toe pumps.
- Who Should Wear It: We hope to see Wes Gordon fan Lena Dunham in the olive and white printed dress; Diane Kruger would look gorgeous in the embellished and textured dramatic LBD.