For Spring 2013, Martine Sitbone showed a collection that was whimsical with hints of futurism and a nod to mod. The whimsy came through in oversize polka dots and laser cutouts on dresses and coats. Leather jackets and pops of black lent a serious undertone, while shift dresses were pure '60s. A handful of colorblock pieces with large square pockets kept things from being too retro and loose-fitting silhouettes throughout offered up a relaxed, sporty air.
>> The first full day of Paris Fashion Week shows got off to a lighthearted note backstage — Saskia de Brauw was caught playing air guitar just after walking Rue du Mail, Bette Franke was snapped sniffing Suvi Koponen's necklace pre-Dries van Noten, and a smiling Liu Wen rested herself at the bottom of a spiral staircase behind-the-scenes at Rochas. Those pictures, and more from all three shows, in the gallery.
Photos: Greg Kessler