Charlotte Ronson Spring 2013: A happy medium


Ever since her bubblegum C. Ronson designs splashed throughout the pages of Teen Vogue a decade ago, British designer Charlotte Ronson has become the darling of the U.S. of A.  In addition to her massive celebrity fan base – no doubt amplified by her equally-famous siblings Mark and Samantha – and her collaborations with the likes of JCPenney, Urban Outfitters and Nivea, Ronson’s packed New York Fashion Week shows and staying power constitute no small feat when it comes to the fickle world of fashion.

But as Ronson’s aesthetic has gone from gee-whiz to hard-edged, evidenced by her surprisingly abrupt 180-degree turn for Fall 2009, one wondered whether she would ever return to the teenybopper whim of her earlier days.  Ronson didn’t quite do that for Spring/Summer 2013, but she instead wisely toed the line between her old self and the opposite end of the spectrum.  Finding a happy medium with motifs of daisies, water lilies and hearts permeating light casual fare befitting of the season, her collection embodied a combination of campus queen (clear vinyl varsity jackets were standouts), sorority girl (cropped jackets and swinging skirts) and sophisticate (peplum dresses and snappy bags).  A couple of favorites were the “chain link lace” skirt and dress, both with contrasting bright green and black looping patterns.

Photo Gallery: Charlotte Ronson Spring 2013
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine

Video: Charlotte Ronson Spring 2013

video by Kwai Chan & Yuan-Kwan Chan / Meniscus Magazine

Other credits:

Make-up: Sephora PRO led by Gilbert Soliz
Hair: Jon Reyman for Aveda
Shoes: JustFab