There’s a certain feeling when you see a Gothic, dark inspired collection for Spring/Summer 2013. I think designers have trained us to view spring/summer as flower power, bright hues and flowing dresses ensuring a Marilyn moment. Thank goodness the industry still produces designers that demonstrate true ideals of why fashion was created. Knitwear designer, Lars Andersson created pieces this season that didn’t conform to fashion’s regulated handbook.

Themes – Spring/Summer take on a new color persona while keeping its aesthetics.

Colors – Ivory, black, blue/black, stone/black, stone, burgundy, forest, charcoal, midnight, earth


Key Items – Sweater dress, cowl necks, hooded vests, scarf vests, hooded wrap jacket and wrap cardigans

Fabrics – Wool/silk plated jersey, mohair, silk linen weaving, wool/silk weaving

Swag – Not all collections need to be filled with pieces as tight as liquid skin and Andersson reminds us as to what fashion is about. It’s sticking to designs that are representative of you, but exploring how to make each season different and more explosive than the last. There’s no doubt in my mind that we won’t see celebs wearing every piece when not on the red carpet, barely able to breath.