Sunday, January 30, 2011

Expensive Bi****s

Spring 2011 couture week just wrapped up and things are just fabulous. The focus is also shifting from creating over the top costumes to making wearable finery of the highest quality.
Bouchra Jarrar
Extremely modern and strong, these are not clothes for a girly girl looking for a princess dress but more like power-dressing for the world's fiercest business woman. I would totally see my friend Audrey pull this off. 

Givenchy Haute Couture
Givenchy's Ricardo Tisci couture revival is still in full force. I think it is the most progessive and cutting edge couture collections, and that it is probalby the only one that actually influences trends (hello sheer). The goods for spring were obviously influenced by asia, birds and the angular symetry of origami. This is definitely what a female Japanese super hero would wear to a ball. 
What really stuck me was how the dresses really gave an impression of flying, the movement created by the tailoring, the fabrics, the duality between light and heavy really gave and incredible depth to the collection.
Elie Saab Haute Couture
Elie Saab might as well be a synonym for glamour. The Lebanese designer knows how to bring it. Every single dress in the collection would look at home on a red carpet, at a ball or even as wedding dresses (Yes, we often talk about wedding dresses. I blame TLC's Say Yes to the Dress).

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