Fall 2014 Couture Collections

Fall 2014 Couture Collections

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Fall 2014 RTW : Balenciaga, Manish Arora and Ann Demeulemeester

Fall 2014 RTW : Balenciaga, Manish Arora and Ann Demeulemeester

Love these collections from Balenciaga and Ann Demeulemeester. Manish Arora's will have in a tizzy! All from Paris Fashion Week.     Balenciaga It feels like it's by Alexander Wang and the colour (which rejuvenated his own show) makes this very appealing. I like the zippers going down the sleeves and the the crosses. The structure feels very macho but the colours give it a young feel. Manish Arora You've just stepped into a fun candy shop. You get a sugar rush just looking at it! Aside from the makeup and accessories, what…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh and Vionnet

Fall 2014 RTW : Dries Van Noten, Gareth Pugh and Vionnet

There are some very thoughtful collections like Gareth Pugh and Vionnet. The more relatable but still fashionable Dries Van Noten; all fall collections from Paris Fashion Week.     Dries Van Noten It's urban chic with the retro silhouettes in geometric lines and bold colours. The outerwear and coats are to die for. The floral separates are my favourites here.   Gareth Pugh The shock and awe factor aside, you can always rely on Gareth Pugh to take you to another world. Imagine Frozen set in a future, the dystopian attire and the…Read more
Fall 2014 RTW : Cédric Charlier, Guy Laroche and Bouchra Jarrar

Fall 2014 RTW : Cédric Charlier, Guy Laroche and Bouchra Jarrar

Paris Fashion Week fall collections get a start here with Cédric Charlier, Guy Laroche and Bouchra Jarrar!   Cédric Charlier Reptiles recreated using textiles (bad rhyming) and pleating, that's the inspiration. It's done quite well too, it's not out there snakeskin but subtle. I think the overall vibe of a snake is captured very well. But I'm not a fan of the cut-out fur. Guy Laroche Guy Laroche was never on my radar until that Hilary Swank navy gown popped up. I hope for that kind of brilliance every year, it's not something we…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Valentino, Viktor & Rolf and Zuhair Murad

Spring 2014 Couture : Valentino, Viktor & Rolf and Zuhair Murad

Spring 2014 Couture shows have their last stop here! Blown away by Zuhair Murad's collection. Viktor & Rolf had a ballet inspiration while Valentino was musical and operatic.   Valentino The inspiration is very loud and vivid with music and wildlife. I love the burgundy dress with the snake motif running across. The slate grey plane gown was also very elegant, as were the gowns with floral applique and lace.   Viktor & Rolf First off, not a fan of the hair, it definitely adds to the atmosphere and message but gives me…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Armani Prive, Maison Martin Margiela and Elie Saab

Spring 2014 Couture : Armani Prive, Maison Martin Margiela and Elie Saab

Hey guys! I'm in Goa at the moment so the posts till Monday will be scheduled! It's going to be a very relaxing weekend. Hope you all have a great time as well! ^_^ Spring 2014 Couture shows continue here! I'm always blown away my Elie Saab and Armani Prive collections, they always have that glamour quotient when I enjoy looking at.   Armani Prive The indigo and midnight blues are here to stay. The head scarf lives the collection a very easy and resort feel. The palazzo pants with slits and the…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Ulyana Sergeenko, Bouchra Jarrar and Vionnet

Spring 2014 Couture : Ulyana Sergeenko, Bouchra Jarrar and Vionnet

Hey guys! Hope you are all having an amazing weekend! Here's more from the Spring 2014 Couture shows with collections from Ulyana Sergeenko, Bouchra Jarrar and Vionnet.   Ulyana Sergeenko The collection feels very cinematic and powerful. It's the silhouettes with the right balance of structure and draping. It's also inspired by Central Asia and carries motifs and symbols from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the region. I love the suits and the powder blue dress. Sergeenko's collections are always a nod to her Russian heritage, but it's nice to see her venture out for…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Giambattista Valli, Alexis Mabille and Chanel

Spring 2014 Couture : Giambattista Valli, Alexis Mabille and Chanel

The spring couture shows at Paris continued with exceptional collections from Giambattista Valli with his floral magnificence, Alexis Mabille with the artful elegance and Chanel with the icy and young collection. They are stellar and very red carpet worthy! Giambattista Valli It's a collection that any girl would dream off but rather than going the pastel route, Valli used striking contrasts that made the collection bold. I love the draping in the bow shape, almost a peplum but not quite, it looked very elegant. The appliques are placed perfectly really make a statement.…Read more
Spring 2014 Couture : Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli and Christian Dior

Spring 2014 Couture : Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli and Christian Dior

I'm back from Jaipur! JLF was really good this time, discovered so many new authors like Philip Hensher, Jim Crace, Jonathan Franzen etc. Also loved the sessions with Gloria Steinem and Amartya Sen. But anyway, I was so pumped about next month because of fashion week that it sort of slipped my mind that the Spring Couture shows take place right now! This actually happens every year, but I just caught it in time this year! Atelier Versace The inspiration for this collection was the iconic Grace Kelly in that classic hood giving…Read more
Spring 2014 RTW : Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu

Spring 2014 RTW : Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu

Spring 2014 RTW at Paris Fashion Week : Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu   Alexander McQueen You always expect drama and edge with a McQueen collection and it was delivered.   Louis Vuitton The mood was celebratory even though the colour palette wasn't. The detailing with the beading, embroidery and is gorgeous.     Miu Miu The entire collection revolved around this chic Parisian girl and I love the aesthetics. The pastel coats in particular with the knit leggings is a very beautiful look.       Image Credit : Style.com |…Read more