Saturday, 30 January 2010

Haute Couture Week, Paris...

Iridescent, mysterious and romantic describe some of the collections of haute couture week in Paris. Colour palettes of dull pastels, silver, nude, petrol blue and raspberry take over the catwalk in an elegant array of Cinderella dresses. Even looking at these couture collections make you feel like a princess.

Karl Lagerfeld for chanel described his inspiration as an ‘electronic flash’ for this rococo meets astro collection. Boxy silhouettes and chiffon ruffles, on floor length gowns and short suits. An age away from his black and navy adorned with gold buttons.

Maison Martin Margiela presented in an exhibition like form. With spotlights on the models highlighting the outfit and less focus on the face. This ran with the mysterious feel of the collection. every outfit shows a 3d perspective, with mohair running through cage like structures, over emphasised rouched shoulder detail, and unitards covered in blossom.

Elie Saab played on romanticism and used the paler tones of washed out pastels and nude. A beautiful collection of gowns fit for the red carpet. Saab used layering and embroidery to accentuate the luxurious feel of couture. Beautifully soft and feminine.

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