Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Couture Cometh

By Lauren Milligan
Vogue.com 26 January 2010

“CHRISTIAN DIOR took centre stage at couture week yesterday, with a collection of dresses designed to make you sigh. Never content to languish in familiar sartorial surroundings, Galliano took his Dior girls to the horses this season with a dressage-inspired offering of jackets and skirts followed by an array of lace and satin, which as last season boasted just a hint of 1947's New Look.

GIORGIO ARMANI also showed his Privé collection yesterday, offering his usual brand of red carpet elegance bathed in sparkling moonlight. The lunar motif recurred throughout the show - in the palette, the jewellery and the oversized set - and shapes were sharp and streamlined.

JOSEPHUS THIMISTER’S Bloodshed And Opulence collection was, as the title suggests, more than just pretty dresses. Inspired by Russian military uniforms - and moved by society's greatest concerns - the collection challenged the very notion of couture itself in a palette of army green, shimmering red and bloodstained white.

ALEXIS MABILLE began his show in a schizophrenic colour palette, with each model half clad in sombre black and half in bright colour pop. The colour split soon moved in to panels - still in a palette of black, scarlet and fuchsia - and introduced more colour by way of electric blue and pineapple yellow later. High demure necklines and a scarcity of Mabille's signature bows made for a grown-up collection….”

Excited, excited, excited

[Images: Courtorture]

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