Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fall 2010 Couture Collections, Pt. I

I live for the runway. I've fattened up my portfolio with dozens of runway reports and style spotlights during each fashion season. The couture shows are always my favorites because of their exclusivity, grandiosity and unabashed opulence. Here are my picks from each of the 2010 shows.

Armani Privé

Though each piece of the collection seemed to be sculpturally structured, the austerity of the architectural lines was softened with the fluid motion of the silhouettes. The contrast of soft and hard mixed with the monochromatic palette set off a sensational show of a revised Old Hollywood Glam aesthetic.


YES. The bleached chantilly lace and dégradé and ostrich feathers...just, yes. There is something eerie and gothic about the stark whiteness of this collection. Riccardo Tisci is a genius in my book with his fantastical applications of spirituality and anatomy (a pelvic form can be seen on most pieces as well as a spinal belt constructed of porcelain).

Jean Paul Gaultier

JPG never disappoints with his outlandish outfits and otherworldly creations. Remember Madonna's cone bras? Yep, he designed 'em. Today, a couple of decades later, the true Parisian revisits his controversial design with an updated version. If there is anything to say about Gaultier, it's that he really gets haute couture without looking elsewhere for inspiration.

Christian Dior

When speaking about haute couture, the first things that come to mind are bold, beautiful and exquisitely detailed. What Galliano did for the Dior couture collection was show an explosive, almost climactic array of voluminous pieces set against a blooming background. It seems the models were thought up in Galliano's chlorophyll dreams?

...to be continued tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. if i could have one ensemble for the rest of my life, it would be that first armani look on carmen kass.


Merci beaucoup!

09 10