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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Spring 2015 Couture Fashion Week

Couture, that fashion we like to see but probably never wear. Couture, what reminds us of our childhood (and present too) dreams. Couture, Couture, Couture... I could go on but I prefer telling you some of the best looks from this season.


It started long ago, on January 12th in London with a runway show of Maison Margiela designed by Jhon Galliano. I would personally not label it "couture" but it was on the original schedule so here we are with another hallowing inspired Galliano collection. I´m not saying it´s not original or not talented, just a little but shocking for a couture show in my opinion. Pay attention to that mask...


Let´s move on to Paris, right? First we have Atelier Versace (by Donatella Versace) who presented the collection on the 25th. The collection had clear 70´s vibes, with a touch of futuristic style. The sexiness came from the cut outs and the different shapes created on the gowns. And transparencies!


On the 26 the real fun began by the hand of Schiaparelli. Crazy mixture of prints, shapes, colours, material... yes all together was seen on this pink runway. (And also hairstyles, which leads me to think that each design is a unique piece different to any other shown on this runway).


Later, a not so classic Dior was presented. There´s so much to see! First the tight boots...If you are wondering what this water proof tight long boots are doing on a Dior couture collection,  I made my conclusion. The brand has created a collection that is also ready for the rain. How many times does it rains on an award show? To prevent getting wet Dior design this boots and rain coats! If the modern colourful prints caught your eye, don´t worry mine to. As well as the stripped one piece shiny suit, or the dress with waist cut outs... surprising!



Giambattista Valli, one the collections to look at during couture fashion week. According to the designer he got inspired by an imaginary conversation between Coco Chanel and Janis Joplin... and now he has a successful collection full of pastels, floral prints, layers of tulle, 3d materials...yes successful!


Alexis Mabille delighted us with sexy gala gowns that would make antibody's jaw drop. This three pieces are different, for different tastes but yet feminine and attractive. If you ask me they are iconic dresses, but the one in the middle show off in a spring show.


Flowers, flowers and more flowers in this Chanel couture show by Karl Lagerfeld. What I see in Chanel is that it picks a topic (recalling the recent ones of the supermarket, the feminism, and now the flowers) and base all the collection on it. Without doubt this is a Spring fashion show! It´s all so detailed, with appliques and embellished. Not to mention the background, a Parisian flower garden.



Bouchra Jarrar and her PVC pants, but also evening gowns and lots of suits look alike pieces with zips... and all black and white.



This pieces by Ulyana Sergeenko reflect a specific historical moment in time, from what I read, of Giorgia and Armenia. I would like to say that this looks original, I mean that if you take the accessories the gowns are ready for a red carpet.


In Armani Prive I see sparkles for it´s 10th anniversary of couture for the designer. The Asiatic influence is clear in the bamboo designs some of the dresses have. Many hand painted pieces and all the details of the embroidery, subtle transparencies,,, I don´t have much to say, it´s just going to be a remembered collection.


Alexandre Vauthier, a representation of pop culture, aka the mixture of sport wear and dive style. slits, cleavage, transparencies and tons of paillette work, but at the same time joggers shape, waist belts, loose boots... It´s couture in a sporty way.



Elie Saab THIS IS COUTURE! I couldn´t decide which dresses to include, cause they are all so magical! I notice some rare dresses for an Elie Saab show, with floral prints and darker colours. Amazing!




Jean Paul Gaultier presented his collection under the name "61 ways to say yes) which means there were 61 wedding outfits on the runway, for any kind of women... absolutely for every single one.



Valentino has so many details to look at! There was a variety of dresses including, velvet, transparences, lace, modern paintin, and pailette embrodery. Taking the inspiration from "love" many of the dresses contained quotes on that topic. What actually drived me crazy were the hair styles! I mean they look like crowns and had fresh flowers and plants! Aced it!




Viktor and Rolf. Style.com summed up this collection in 3 elements: floral print baby-doll dress with smocked detailing, a pair of flip-flops and a straw hat.




Last but not least, Zuhair Murad  with his red carpet ready collection. I noticed the hoods several dressed had, the belts on the waist and well the difference between all the dresses. It´s time to give Zuhair a standuing ovation!




Street Style and Front Rows
I now this is what you are all waiting for, and I did a selection of the my favourite street style looks and personalities outfits.









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