Our Kind of Perfect: Montana Cox for Camilla and Marc A/W '13
CAMILLA AND MARC took inspiration from the imperfect, the impermanent and incomplete — the three principles of the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi — for their Autumn/Winter '13 collection. Yet we can't see too much that's imperfect about the line-up of wrap-skirts, tunics folded with origami-like precision or the minimal shift dresses. Perhaps it's the tiny bites taken from the hem of a skirt or cuff of a trouser, or maybe it's the off-kilter pairing of a plus-sized windcheater with a razor sharp mini, or it could be the slightly clashing turquoise and magenta or army green and violet colour combinations that hint at this inner-imbalance. Either way, the choice to use ANTM winner Montana Cox to model the cool-but-wearable collection was one made in perfect harmony with both the brand's party-hopping, A-list fans as well as the industry-types who will lap up every page of the A/W look book. Who needs perfection, anyway?