Over the past few seasons I have been falling more and more in love with Afghani designer, Osman Yousefzada’s, minimalist yet decidedly feminine collections. His sophistication packed, detail rich Fall 2013 collection in London early last week is easily one of my favorite collections thus far.
Backstage, Yousefzada told Style.com he was thinking “Narnia—but not literally.” One could say it was a study on proportions and symmetry with asymmetrical visions the victor. The color palette was predominately monochromatic (winter white, grey, navy) but the looks were anything but boring. Cornflower-blue brocade, gold embroidery and gossamer lace with stamped lurex added diversity while fur – rabbit fur he managed to resemble mink, and a loopy Karakul wool knit dress added texture to this stunning collection.
It was difficult, to say the least, to pick a standout in this cohesive and extremely wearable collection, yet the first look he sent down the runway I instantly envisioned as a must-have addition to my wardrobe. Especially upon my first glance of the back side – the sleeves extend in to a cape back that doesn’t quite cover the plunging hem line. And, those white silver toe capped boots – I’ll take a pair to wear this spring please!!