Marchesa SS12
If and when I am asked the inevitable fashion stylist question – “Who is your favourite fashion designer?”Marchesa is always the first name that comes to mind.

Inspired by the sea (“Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom” by Ilya Repin and sea life drawings by Ernst Haeckel), the Spring/Summer 2012 collection couldn’t have left me on a bigger high. It was Marchesa; sculptural, thoughtful, fanciful and unique. Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman have found the perfect partners in each other, as the neutral-heavy collection was so multi layered (tulle, embroidery, mesh, draped organza) it felt like four couture collections in one. They defy gravity and drop jaws all at once. View Post

Fall 2011 Couture Givenchy

Givenchy


In reflection, the Fall 2011 Couture collections weren’t up to standard. While I adored Elie Saab – as always – the rest of the shows seemed to be missing the usual magic that couture fashion delivers.

A Top 10, however, will always show the best of the rest.
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Armani Prive Fall Couture 2011
Thus far, I have been relatively unimpressed by the showings of Fall 2011’s Couture Fashion Week. Giorgio Armani‘s collection for Armani Privé – “Hommage au Japon” – however, is an exception.

As the title suggests, Giorgio was profoundly moved by March’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and thus dedicated the collection to the refinery, aesthetic and beauty of the troubled country. Vivid florals were paired with heavy velvets, obi belts, shapely silhouettes and directionally profound shapes. Though it came at the very end, the tangerine embroidered top and black sequin skirt was the collection’s perfection. Absolutely beautiful in every way.

Perfection in Couture Kate Moss
As Kate Moss‘ wedding extravaganza (“Mosstock”) slowly approaches, I thought it would only be appropriate to oogle at the NSFW greatness of “Perfection in Couture” – her May 2011 fashion spread in Vogue Japan. Crew includes photography team Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, as well as stylist George Cortina. View Post

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

Monday, January 24th, 2011

ALEXIS MABILLE
10.30 am
Musée Bourdelle – salle des plâtres – 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle – Paris 15e
CHRISTOPHE JOSSE
11.30 am
To be confirmed
BOUCHRA JARRAR
12.30 pm
To be confirmed
CHRISTIAN DIOR
2.30 pm
Musée Rodin – Paris 7e
ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER
4.30 pm
To be confirmed
GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVÉ
6.00 pm
Espace Vendôme – Paris 1er

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

CHANEL
10.00 am & 12.00 pm
Pavillon Cambon Capucines – 46 rue Cambon – Paris 1er
STÉPHANE ROLLAND
2.30 pm
Théâtre National de Chaillot – 1 place du Trocadéro – Paris 16e
ATELIER GUSTAVOLINS
4.00 pm
Studio Harcourt – Paris 8e
GIVENCHY
5.00 pm
See invitation
ADELINE ANDRÉ
6.00 pm
To be confirmed (Paris 3e)
MAURIZIO GALANTE
7.00 pm
See invitation
JULIEN FOURNIÉ
8.00 pm
To be confirmed

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

ON AURA TOUT VU
10.00 am
85 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – Paris 8e
FRANCK SORBIER
11.00 am
See invitation
ELIE SAAB
12.30 pm
Théâtre National de Chaillot – 1 place du Trocadéro – Paris 16e
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
2.30 pm
325 rue Saint-Martin – Paris 3e
MAXIME SIMOENS
4.00 pm
Espace Commines – 17 rue Commines – Paris 3e
MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ
5.00 pm
Couvent des Cordeliers
VALENTINO
6.30 pm
Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild – 11 rue Berryer – Paris 8e

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

BOUCHERON, CHANEL JOAILLERIE, CHAUMET, DIOR JOAILLERIE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
11.00 am to 6.00 pm
See invitation

By Appointment

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
January 24th, from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
164 rue Saint-Maur – Paris 11e