Fashion August, 30 2012

Carin Wester Spring Summer 2013 Collection

Carin Wester describes this collection as distancing itself from the classic suit “revealing contemporary elegance with a relaxed attitude.” The relaxed attitude – graphic prints, melange jersey, boxy crew necks – work well. Interesting fabrics and textures, wide elbow length sleeves, simple cotton shirts, the collection has plenty of sound elements. The ‘contemporary elegance’ translates as tweaked standards, executed with varying levels of success. Pleated straight leg trousers work nicely in all fabrics, however the long length double breasted blazer feels awkward, throwing out a 90’s power dress vibe when paired with shorts. A mixed bag for next summer.