KTZ | SPRING / SUMMER 2013
Glamour, fantasy and lots (and lots) of embellishment made up the KTZ Spring / Summer 2013 collection. The show kicked off with all white and gradually welcomed a darker colour palette.
Sheer and transparent fabrics hugged feminine contours. Nipped in waists and full-bodied skirts added a touch of girlish innocence to an otherwise dominating collection. Pearlescent tones were set off against dark blacks and played upon the designers’ gothic theme. Corseting proved to be the “fundamental backbone” of the Spring / Summer line.
Inspired by the Lolita style of Japan’s Harajuku girls, KTZ created an alluring sense of a second skin to their apparel. Fabric and flesh was intertwined in a gothic romance with white and black lace sitting seductively along side exposed skin.
Oversized pearl-like jewellery was tough and rugged as apposed to delicate and feminine. There was a hint of the couture and the avant-garde about this season’s KTZ show, yet it was utterly wearable.
The designers really think hard about ensembles and work to create and overall look. Outfits are styled from head to toe; their hats and headpieces, their earrings, their necklaces, bags and shoes all make a difference to the overall look.
- Ellen Stewart
- Photos courtesy of London Fashion Week