STINE GOYA | SPRING / SUMMER 2013
Presented at Copenhagen Fashion week ‘La Parade Merveilleuse’ was the name of Stine Goya’s Spring / Summer 2013 collection. And, here was a collection that stringently adhered to the Goya brand philosophy, carefully treading the line between the fantastical and the wearable.
Stine Goya Spring / Summer 2013 is a collection for those who are after individuality, something to set themselves apart from the hum drum of everyday. As always with Goya there was a sense of escapism throughout the showcase. The models’ faces were painted with glitter and walked through a tunnel of lights in order to reach the end of the runway. The music was calmingly eerie and set the tone for an overall fanciful yet subdued collection.
Relaxed cuts seen elsewhere this season were livened up with washes of watercolour prints. Touches of gold gave the collection a sense of glamour and a mischievous carnival theme echoed in an all-over harlequin print set in shades of grey. The peplum made a sturdy appearance alongside an oversized riding-style cap. Diamond shapes dominated the collection; a two-piece trouser ensemble came in white with black diamonds cascading down the length of the fabric.
Sports luxe reared its head again, but this time with a streak of elegance and femininity about it. A gold swimsuit was teed off with a luxurious silky kimono and loose fitting harem-style trousers came embellished with gold. An away-from-the-body silhouette sat alongside more form-fitting dressed, and high-top trainers made a stark contrast to the bow-tie heels which followed.
Overall gold reigned supreme, but touches of pale mint and washed out greys were a noticeable nod to elegance and a more read-to-wear style. Amid all the glitter and the sense of the whimsical and hyper-real there was a core wearability about Stine Goya Spring / Summer 2013.
- Ellen Stewart