Arthur Mendonça Spring 2013
Combining elegance and androgyny, Arthur Mendonça presented looks inspired by Taylor’s Technicolour Cleopatra leading to designs full of sharp lines, deep hues and luxurious fabrics.
The collection included single shift dresses and ensemble pieces with slim-cut ankle pants, long and wide shorts and structured jackets. We also couldn’t resist the Prada-esque heels and their ballet-shoe straps in pink, white, black and beige, not to mention the incredibly sexy gold heels that created an almost unnatural yet innately chic angle.
Tiny belts were replaced by the Obi belt (seen also in the S&K show), and defined shoulders were another fixture at the show with a few of the hot white looks calling our names, particularly the bibbed blouse with slim pants.
The last look, a high-slit white dress with a subtle sheen print and bustier neckline, was a stunner, especially in the way it exposed the strapped ankles. Mendonça custom made a number of prints for the collection and utilized natural fabrics like silk, cotton and linen.
Perfect for the woman on the go (the structural details are unwavering), Mendonça’s beautifully-coloured collection is really saturated and deep, a stark contrast to the trendy pastels coming our way this season.
Photography by George Pimentel.