Vionnet Défilé Autumn/Winter 2013-14

For its first official fashion show on the Parisian calendar, Vionnet presents a vision of modern femininity delineated in bold, confident brushstrokes. As always, the collection is deeply rooted in the signatures of this storied house. But the calibration has moved distinctly forward, creating a complete wardrobe for a woman who is defined by her strength and self-assurance. Madame Vionnet’s own obsession with Greek draping is a central tenant, revisited on actual clothing construction as well as celebrated in a new print featuring ancient columns and contemporary flash stripes. The brush with antiquity, however, is refracted in a totally modern lens that borrows from the pop art oeuvre of Roy Lichtenstein and puts the woman in center stage.