For Fall 2012, couturier Didit Hediprasetyo was feeling for Purple in a major way, as every look save a precious few were entirely Purple or shades thereof (Burgundy or Dark Purple, with an occasional Black with a dash of White thrown in for good measure). Most of the fashion play came in the textures of the luxurious fabrications which ran the gamut from taffeta & charmeuse to Gray Flannel & crocodile embossed jacquards. The only evident trim was a generous use of Chinchilla as sashes, peplum hems, stolls & even the body of a bomber jacket. While there were a fair number of longer hems in the dresses & skirt, the shorter, almost mini-length looked fresher & more in the moment.
The collection provided more than enough gravitas to keep the observers’ attentions, the energy was noticeably amped up when two men emerged wearing Deep Purple Velvet blazers, White V-neck knit tops & Purple Floral Print silk bottoms (the first in shorts & the second in cargo pants). It’s rare to see men even considered in the Haute Couture universe, but in this case, not only were men considered, the clothing being offered was actually not merely a suggestion, but could easily be a reality.
Designer website: www.DiditHediprasetyo.com