Jean Paul Gaultier Showcases Color and Style for Spring 2013
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier always knows how to infuse color and style into the label’s pieces, and their offering for spring 2013 was no exception. Clean and classic lines were given the usual Gaultier style with bold patterns and materials, and sheer fabric was abundant for the season. Never one to do anything in a subtle way, Gaultier had pieces that mixed lace with sheer gauze and fringe hemlines with banded bra-style tops.
One of Gaultier’s more classic pieces for the spring 2013 line was a long black flowing dress with neutral and nearly sheer insets at the cleavage and legs. The thin material of the insets gave the piece a sexy look but offered some cover-up and the long and loose line of the skirt gave it movement and style. The short cap sleeves draped over the shoulders and along the arm easily for added femininity.
A bolder piece that was more typical of the Gaultier label was a one-legged jumpsuit in a brash orange and black pattern that featured stars and circles over the whole ensemble. One long sleeve and one sleeveless side gave it an architectural feeling, and the bright pattern turned heads. It was classic Gaultier and one to remember.
A simpler style offered by Gaultier included a black lace and silky fringe dress with cutouts along the waist and a soft fringe material that ran from the midsection past the hemline. The square neckline and delicate spaghetti straps kept the piece light for the season and the soft sheen of the fringe gave it a feminine appeal. The piece was repeated in a deep indigo blue material that offered a sheer overlay with a bra-style bodice type. The sheer material and bra styling made it sexy and stylish and flirty and fun.
Gaultier then returned to his colorful roots with another pantsuit that was a little less daring; the square top and sleeveless design and loose trousers gave it a classic look and feel. True to the label’s reputation, the colorful design and pattern of the material featured geometric shapes and circles that repeated for eye-catching appeal. Bright colors of yellow, blue and orange also spoke of the upcoming spring and summer season, and Gaultier paired it with a fun stewardess-style cap and oversized gold and red necklace and matching bracelet set that pulled it all together.
The Gaultier line never fails to disappoint, and this upcoming season is no exception. His pieces were classic and colorful and eye-catching, and anything but dull and drab. If you’re looking for something fun to wear for the upcoming spring season, look for the Gaultier label.