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STOCKHOLM SS13: Show report — Carin Wester

Nearly ten years into her career and adorned with the metals of accomplishment, Carin Wester sites the the 80‘s classic ‘Working Girl’ as reference for her spring/summer collection. A bit perplexed, I try to answer how the designer and ‘Tess McGill’ relate, I’m certain it has something to do with a double-breasted jacket.

Strong, determined, ambitious and destined to be a force – these are our heroines characteristics from the film, yet down our electric yellow runway we saw a looser more feminine approach to our leading ladies. Striking blue and clover green are our impact colors, paired with a singular print that marry all the vibrant colors with graphite and yellow. I did see a great deal of ‘Katharine Parker’ in the collection; single button, square-shaped jackets often coated with long masculine lines. The difference being, our filmic manipulator was best realized in the men’s collection versus the women’s.

Side-note, New York’s cityscape must have been considered as character by Wester, with her “knife-cutting shapes” in black and white. Otherwise I struggle to settle their place in the flow, none-the-less the overall proportions of the show would have any modern ‘Working Girl‘ feel ready for today’s professional landscape – whether in the cubicle or outside of.

By Kristopher Arden-Houser

Kristopher Arden-Houser pendlar mellan Los Angeles, New York och Antwerpen och rapporterar för Vogue.it, Opening Ceremony och Diane Pernet. Han är även med i jurun för H&M Design Award. Se fler bilder från Carin Wester vår/sommar 2013 och läs vad Rodeos Marcella Mravec tyckte här.

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