August 22, 2014

chanel couture fall 2015.

Karl Lagerfeld has always created breathtakingly dazzling sets for Chanel — from a private jet to a larger-than-life carousel, a Swedish iceberg to an oversized gold lion statue with a pearl under its paw, to a derelict antembellum theatre and a Chanel supermarket : Chanel has been a supermaison when it comes to changing the Grand Palais to create the mood of the season. Naturally for fall 2015 couture, the fashion world anticipated what could possibly outdo what Karl hasn't already done. And being Karl, he has once again offered the unexpected by unveiling something almost unheard of for Chanel : a clean, sophisticated, icy-cold scaled-down scene that was accented with gold flourishes and complete with a digital Chanel fireplace. “Le Corbusier goes to Versailles! Modernity with baroque elements!” This season the set was a homage to Le Corbusier, an 18th-century architect with a penchant for modern and flamboyant touches in an age where baroque designs were in vogue. A gold fireplace topped with a Chanel-embossed baroque mirror was the centerpiece inspired by the architect's Parisian apartment, giving the set an ornate feel amidst the stark whitewashed walls.

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August 13, 2014

dior couture fall 2015

For Raf Simons, haute couture at Dior was always about modern relevance. While previous couture collections were modern designs inspired by the current age, Couture 2015 was modern designs inspired by past, present and future eras. Starting off Paris Couture Week he presented a brilliant collection, featuring a modern twist on looks from both previous centuries and Dior archives, and infusing them with the grandeur that could only come with haute couture. Residence of past Dior collections, the Parisian gardens of the Musée Rodin were transformed into a silvery spaceship this season, covered with the most delicate white orchids reminisce of Fall 2012, while swishing white doors lining the grounds opened up to reveal an army of models catwalking from all directions.
Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture
The couture offerings this season once again took on Simons' signature stream-lined silhouettes, pretty fleur references Dior has become famous for and quirky-chic touches.The collection was era-hopping in so many ways : starting from embroidered Marie Antoinette-esque frock coats over tailored pants to dazzling astronaut spacesuits, to luxurious Edwardian furs and sweeping gowns then forward to the modern working woman's pantsuit. And who could forget the famous Bar Jacket, which was given an exaggerated peplum in cream and navy over a selection of elegant chiffon soiree dresses.
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Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture
Christian Dior Fall 2014 Couture

August 05, 2014

elie saab couture fall 2015

While Elie Saab explored daywear in his recent Resort collection, there wasn't a single day look in Couture {unless the black beaded dress and cardigan on Lindsey Wixson counts as one}. Not that I'm complaining, Elie Saab has always been an exquisite eveningwear house, and since his debut collection Saab has already been making haute couture with aplomb, evident in his uberloyal clientele set that includes everyone from princesses and socialites, to even doctors and lawyers .


 While the usual ready-to-wear seasons have already enchanted us with their offerings, Couture is the time where the atelier really shines. For Fall 2015, Elie Saab whisks us away into a magical fairytale of everything we ever wished for : luxurious pearl-strewn {detail de rigeur} gowns dressed in gauzy organza and dreamy chiffon, surrounded by a set mimicking the grandeur of a Parisian palace, glittering chandeliers lining the runway while reflecting the rich colours of the collection.