Over the years since Style Wylde was first invited to cover the collections in New York, there are a few designers who are admittedly, favorites. In the early days, these designers were names we had never heard before that dazzled us with their unique and hyper-creative points of view. As the seasons went on, these names remained favorites by consistently creating beautifully executed, highly imaginative collections that perfectly balance creativity, beauty, and a deep understanding of what women of the world want.
Toni Francesc is one of those designers, and despite the fact that he is on an extended break from showing in New York, his collection remains something we look forward to covering season after season.
Unveiled during Barcelona Fashion 080, which wraps today, the Toni Francesc Spring 2013 collection 'Gypsum' epitomizes everything for which the designer is loved. Conceptual, without crossing over into 'costume', the collection was inspired by "crystals and stones... plaster in its mineral state... balance, fluidity and femininity."
A palette of earthen slate-greys matched with sky blues, icy whites and sharp coral pinks give the pieces a luxurious, yet still fresh summer appeal that translates easily even merely watching the collection via live stream.
Classic "Francesc" details which include impeccable tailoring, peek-a-boo cutouts, and colorful ombre'd booties completed the looks and reminded us as to why we fell love with Toni Francesc in the first place.