Saturday, January 30, 2010
From a scene out of a haute couture version of Zoro I feel that Jean Paul Gaultier started off couture fashion week with his theme based designs and over and under the top take on inspirational ideas he has come across in the past amount of time.. I never have anything bad to say about Jean Paul Gaultier because i love what he does, but do you ever wonder what one of his shows would be like without a theme? I totally understand that fashion is about visions, dreams, inspirations and fantasies but what about skill? Acknowledged designers like Jean Paul Gaultier have the ability and say in their collection and in the fashion world to maybe put a temporary pause on the theatrics and extremely push their ever so talented fingers down the runway! Not to say that they didn't use their talent for their current shows, but i'm talking practicalities here.
But here, in Armani Prive I almost found myself in a trance, wrapped in the beautiful fabrics and proportions. Beautifully tailored and structured suits and gowns. Practical was very relevant in this collection but there was still a sense of pristine and acknowledgement of couture which made this collection the top of the line for me. What I find myself loving about this collection definitely has to be the ease of it and the wearable-ness of it! I love seeing something I dont have to think about envisioning whom I could see it on. When I can just easily piece together a person and a piece that's when I have a great instinct and feeling. Armani Prive was amazing this season not only for the fact that it was super wearable but also because it had such a unique essence to it..
In a more opposite form, Christian Dior took the runway, or more if anything, the staircase. I would have to say that Christian Dior is pretty much the epitome of couture when it comes to mind.. Come on, the over the top accessories, lavish pieces, embroidery and proportions that would kill are all synonymous with Dior. I always enjoy seeing Dior collections but I feel that I have seen it way to much. In some cases some Christian Dior couture pieces seem to be very repetitive but hey I guess if it's not broke don't fix it, right!!..
One collection i was excited to peep was definitely Givenchy with only 23 pieces in this collection L.O.M.L and designer Riccardo Tisci definitely had to make every piece punch, and that he did! Givenchy's couture collection had great textures, colors and the perfect amount of drama to balance everything out!! Therefore my favorite collection this season for couture definitely had to be... Ok wait, I can't really choose because I get all jelly-bellied when I see them all, so they are all amazing but overall I feel that the designers need to channel their creative energies and spurt them out in different ways for once.
Jean Paul Gaultier [HERE]
Armani PRive [HERE]
Christian Dior [HERE]
photos via [Style.com]