2013 MBFWA: Manning Cartell
Directional. Iridescent. Holographic. Futuristic. They're all words to describe Manning Cartell's 2013 MBFWA collection, and all hint at the overriding theme — these clothes are electric. High-shine metallic formed everything from boxy cropped tops to slinky pencil dresses, while contrasting prints in blue, lilac and black stayed true to the label's signature edgy style. To embody the collection's Romeo & Juliet inspiration, romantic sheer netting and buttery soft leathers softened the harder-edged pieces, while a mix of close-to-the-body and sporty silhouettes ensured there's a little something for everyone.
- Colours: Gold, silver, blue, black, white, cream and hints of lilac.
- Trends: Graphic, futuristic tailoring, short-suits, boxy silhouettes.
- Key Looks: Unexpected leather pieces in pants, jackets and shorts, matching printed tops and bottoms, midi-length printed pencil skirts.
- Accessories: Charm-hoop earrings, hard-edged bracelets and rings, two-tone spliced sandals with conical heels.