When it comes to Couture collections, I prefer two kinds of them. One of them is based on natural inspiration and the other one uses fashion historical inspo. Natural inspirations are really easy to spot and identify, while historical ones are a bit more difficult as you have to know the different eras to know where are they from. Luckily I’m in a good position, as I learned and loved fashion history. And when you love something to learn, it’s not too complicated to recall, moreover I really enjoy it. 🙂
Anyways, this collection is using the mix of the two above mentioned inspiration sources, namely flowers and petals from nature and – what I think – some simplified (before and after) French Revolution era style elements from the 18th century. The balance is pretty good, as I love it when the source is not so highlighted but sill identifiable.
The jackets, puffy sleeves and wide shapes are hints to that period of time when woman abandoned corsets in favor to high waist dresses, more natural shapes and colors and light materials. I also like the play with flower elements, in the form of prints, shaping and layering the fabrics and floral applications. It’s an attractive, elegant and feminine solution but still not too much.
And those – what look like – doors and walls from a French palace are the perfect background to this collection. Again not too much, but still there what you just can’t ignore. What I love the most that’s the model’s (especially arm and hand) movements which provide the perfect frame to the dresses. It’s a bit theatrical, but still oh so very elegant and feminine. This is truly the icing on the otherwise pretty cake.
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Photos via vogue.co.uk