Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015
It’s interesting that this collection looked more true to the vision of Christian Dior than Raf Simons’ couture collection this week. Classic empire waist and big skirted lines mixed with beautifully soft colours, gorgeous ruffling, and dramatic capes and cloaks are perfect examples of what couture is supposed to be. Putting all the girls in the matching bowed veils was a great thematic touch, making this collection look girlish and a touch vintage.
Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015
Seeing Rolland’s collections always makes me wish that Angelina Jolie would vary away from Versace for some of her event appearances, because each one of these pieces would look so perfect on her. These innovative, dramatic looks are made for a woman with presence. The designs are deceptively complex – appearing at first glance to be simple white or black pieces, but upon closer inspection, reveal masterful touches.
Alexis Mabille Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015
This is Mabille’s 10th year of couture shows, and these bias cut, dramatic dresses show exactly why he’s earned his place amoungst fashion’s top artists. Though not his best collection, it still showed his strengths – rich colours, impeccable cuts, and his ability to apply a modern sensibility to classic pieces.