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Jean Paul Gaultier – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris with interview

Sixty-one ways of saying « I love you ». Jean Paul Gaultier offers his own declarations of love in 61 haute couture models. From the tuxedo to several jumpsuits with trick of the eye effects, paired with a jacket or with a skirt, the couturier’s vocabulary is found in each sublime model. A cardigan embroidered entirely from beads, and another a dress ending with fringing. Or even this dress in python regius and satin embroidered in crystals! The technical prowess [...]

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Elie Saab – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris with interview

Elie Saab always puts the focus on his origins, his roots, and his country Lebanon. He designs each collection by thinking about his town, Beirut and his family. This time the starting point was a memory of a dress worn by his mother adorned in tulips. These flowers are found in 3D effects on several powder pink dresses. Of course each gown is entirely embroidered in silk thread, beads, and sequins, and in this particular season, feathers. A nod to [...]

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Alexandre Vauthier – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Long knee high boots and capes designed by Christian Louboutin, but above it’s about the eel, the snake and the crocodile for Alexandre Vauthier: passionate about skin. These muses Emmanuelle Seigner, to whom he paid homage to by doing a show with a biker dress that she wore in “Frantic”, and Cécile Cassel who is dressed for the city and at the scene, known for having this confident woman’s attitude without any complexes. The rock glamour is accentuated by the [...]

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Dice Kayek – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris with interview

The second participation in the haute couture week for Ece Ege, the Turkish designer from the label Dice Kayek, who proves her architectural talent for clothes through baby doll dresses. A true work of construction, and deconstruction, of pleating, and twisting, revolving around the body for pure silhouettes, and an extreme elegance. Ece is inspired by artists such as Annette Messager and Louise Bourgeois to create a truly desirable and wearable wardrobe. The embroidery on the evening pieces close with [...]

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Giorgio Armani Privé – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

It’s in the Palais de Toyko with numerous celebrity appearances including Robin Wright, Juliette Binoche and Kristin Scott Thomas that Giorgio Armani presented his Haute Couture collection, Armani Privé. The transparent bamboos planted on the catwalk were found in leitmotiv on the clothes. The trousers were loose fitting and like samurai outfits with belts tied at the waist expressing a state of richness and serenity. More dynamic, the tops worn short, throughout the collection, and embroidered with sequins and beads. [...]

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Bouchra Jarrar – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Black and ivory is the central theme for the 11th couture collection by Bouchra Jarrar combining draped fluid silhouettes with others more structured in tweed. The pieces came from the urban wardrobe like the trench coat, the tuxedo, the biker jacket, the trousers, the white shirt, and take on couture accents. The trousers are glossed in black, a suit without sleeves zipped on the bias. The hounds tooth textures, created especially for the collection gives a power and elegance to [...]

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Stéphane Rolland – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris with interview

A new silhouette and new volume for Stéphane Rolland for this couture collection. More roundness in the volumes with a play on transparency, and a desire of lightness. We find all the dear basics to the couturier with the jumpsuits, capes and sculptural evening gowns. All seemed to float with a weightlessness. The materials are the key components of the collection and define all the volumes. The embroideries are like jewels which outline a hip, the bottom of a dress, [...]

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Chanel – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris with interviews

An animated Garden of Eden under the huge glass roof of the Grand Palais for the couture collection by Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld is inspired by nature to design silhouettes with 3D floral embroidery. The little Chanel suit this season is cropped and is made in inventive materials. The tweed is frayed, the couture bonnet with its veil, and mittens accessorize the silhouette. The colours are explosive, refreshing and vibrant. The wedding dress with its train adorned in flowers illustrates the [...]

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Yiging Yin – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris

Yiging Yin redefines his haute couture collection. Every woman can find themselves in these models. The draped and tied silhouettes in grey Alpaca open the show and reflects the complex simplicity that you find in haute couture. The chosen materials looked like liquid, poured over the body. A controlled elegance with the jumpsuits: which are embroidered with crystals, in washed out silk on skin tight leotards, already seen at Dior. Also rare to see such pretty fuss. Will Yiging be [...]

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Alexis Mabille – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring /Summer 2015 in Paris with interview

The last show of the day was in the Mona Bismarck Foundation for the couture collection by Alexis Mabille. The designer puts the woman’s figure as the focus through sublime evening dresses. The waist, the hips and the décolletages attract all the attention. The lingerie spirit gives a sensuality to a dress with a corset half open, whilst a smoking jacket in night blue sequins worn over a skin tight body embroidered with hawthorn branches reinterprets this classic piece with [...]

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Giambattista Valli – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2015 in Paris with interview

Giambattista Valli invites us for a bucolic stroll and a meeting between two worlds and two women: Mademoiselle Chanel and Janis Joplin. Ensuing from the catwalk, the longline silhouettes with superpositions of dresses and trousers, light and floaty gowns with frills, ruffs and short flared dresses. The floral embroideries are refreshing and the fluro colours bring a modernity to the dresses in guipure and to the thousands of tulle leaves. To note: the veil that covers with delicacy the gaze [...]

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Christian Dior – Haute Couture Fashion Show Spring /Summer 2015 in Paris

With metal scaffolding, and a play of mirrors on the walls and on the ceiling, the Christian Dior couture collection has futuristic accents. Raf Simons addresses three decades between them, the 50s, 60s and 70s to create the new silhouettes for 2015. A fusion of three eras and styles to give life to the new materials and new techniques. The guipure is embroidered with sequins, and the plastic is printed with photographs. The corolla dresses take on a new allure [...]

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