Tomas Maier main.jpgTomas Maier says Spring/Summer 13 is all about women who can’t be “summed up” easily.

To coincide with the beginning of a new year, the creative director of Bottega Veneta is looking towards next season’s wardrobe.

For the German-born designer, 2013 is for multi-faceted females with contrasting fashion tastes.

“We wanted to make clothes that blur the lines, that offer a more complex idea,” he explained to the UK edition of Elle when asked about his latest collection.

“These clothes are for women who’d rather not be summed up in a word or two.”

True to his word, the collection includes a variety of fabrics and maintains a balance between sexy and prim, teaming pencil skirts with sheer tops.

The beginning of a new year has always symbolised fresh starts and leaving the colder season behind.

This is no different in the world of fashion, and Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is using colour to symbolise the freshness of starting over.

“This look appeared at the beginning of my show, which I opened with all white,” he explained, referring to a white, embroidered suit.

“I wanted to portray the feeling of freshness – leaving a dark winter behind and into a confident new season.”

Whereas Roberto is going for a crisp look, other designers are using the turn of the season to introduce sensuality to their line.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino showed a long, black dress with an aura of sexuality.

“The long black dress is the perfect example of sensual austerity,” they explained.

“This is our way to suggest delicate seduction.” – COVER MEDIA