(Clockwise from top: Haider Ackermann, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Balenciaga)
Perhaps after years of responding to negative body image pushing, designers have decided to pack on the pounds, cuzwhen you trim the fat from the Paris runways a significant trend is weighing in: Spring 2013 is gonna be heavy, man
(Layered, heavyweight satin and fur shoes at Céline. Summer calls, ladies!)
Do designers wanna wrap up and hide from a world riddled with political unrest and shaky economies? Do they figure the impending Mayan doomsday in December means none of this mess will make it to stores anyway?
Whatever the reason coats, layers and heavier fabrics abound for the first half of the year
Jesus, is that velvet????