The fashion artisanal’s modus operandi is alchemy: a dramatic and dark aesthetic replete with peculiar, irresistible romance and high/low extremes. Unwearable wearable art.
Givenchy by John Galliano, Haute Couture 1996/1997
“Dior loved movement in his clothes,” said Simons, “and I was wondering what would have happened if he’d been in business twenty or thirty years longer, when the sixties happened, when there was a literal movement in society.” Wonder no more…the collection that Simons showed today had the free spirit Dior himself brought to couture. Continue Reading
Enigmatic strokes of artistic provocation, drapery and textiles fashioned in the language of artists, woolen blankets, vintage scarves and tapestry as haute couture: that is the staple of the Maison Martin Margiela 2014 Spring Couture Collection.
The decadence and lavish opulence of Couture season has begun. Catwalking through the fashion capital of Paris, both Atelier Versace and Giambattista Valli made their 2014 Spring debuts; all bold lines, shimmering draping and scissor cuts that leave little to the imagination. Continue Reading