Emma Clarke Spring/Summer 2013
The Emma Clarke Spring/Summer 2013 collection showcased the latest pieces from the undoubtedly talented Central Saint Martins graduate. Clarke explored simplistic silhouettes for her Spring/Summer 2013 menswear line, from flawless tailoring to androgynous proportions the collection radiated an easy minimalism.
Emma Clarke experimented with subtle embroidery accents and inlaid fabric textures, which have her pieces a one-of-a-kind look which juxtaposed delicately with simplistic shapes. From sharp geometrics to ornate details the Emma Clarke Spring/Summer 2013 collection married strong proportions with fine details with were decorative without being brash and outlandish. Understated elegance was what Emma Clarke for Spring/Summer 2013 was all about. Sleek and minimal silhouettes were set off against intricate embroidery and rich textures within her choice of fabrics.
Her nod to femininity with eye-catching jewellery and feathered bags, didn’t take away from the masculine form which ran throughout the collection. The Clarke man had a boyish charm and a playful air of youth, yet he was strong and bold. His silhouette was sharp, classic and sat neatly away from the body. The colour palette was cool, apart from a standout emerald green which came in the form of multiple-pleat wide-legged trousers, a cropped jacket and turtle neck tee.
Emma Clarke, who has worked for both Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent described her latest collection as clinical minimal precision juxtaposed with delicately embroidered surfaces. Her individual take on masculinity and androgyny is sure to stand her in good stead for the seasons to come, making her, in our eyes an eye-catching and steadfast fixture on the menswear landscape.
– Ellen Stewart
– Photos courtesy of Emma Clarke