The ‘On Aura Tout Vu’ Fall 2013 couture collection mixes color with crystals. The collection was presented at the Jardin au Palais Royal, giving off a luxe garen vibe, but the collection’s crystals are more like the rock candy you can make yourself than the kind you’d see growing in a cave. Instead of seeming serene and natural, this gives the collection a sci-fi feeling like the growths on these garments could have come from another planet.
The bright crystals are piled onto collars and shoulders to create dramatic and somewhat domineering silhouettes. Elements like these combined with fingerless gloves give a nod to punk fashion. Although accentuating these parts of the body can be quite severe, On Aura Tout Vu balances out the sharpness of the crystals with watery prints and gentle gradients.