REDMILK HAS SELECTED THE BEST LOOKS FROM PARISIAN HAUTE COUTURE CATWALKS, HIGHLIGHTING THEIR “KEY- THEMES”
“LOVE” has been protagonist of Valentino’s couture collection, trasposed in the dresses through romantic quotes by Shakespeare and Dante.
Jean Paul Gaultier focused instead on the marriage sacrament, declined in 61 variants, showing off his undeniable technique, but at the same time seeming a bit “tacky” (in the manners of the “Cake Boss”).
Armani Privé celebrated its tenth anniversary with a collection that enhances women’s elegance and grace, with reference to the Japanese culture.
Atelier Versace collection instead, celebrates and emphasize the sensual woman and her silhouette, with a wink at the ice skating world.
Chanel couture show transported us to a parallel universe – an imaginary garden – born from the visionary genius of Karl Lagerfeld, the orchestra leader of what seemed to recall the Alice in Wonderland’s scene, in which the flowers perform the song “Alli in the Golden Afternoon”.
Raf Simons, who always found in music a source of inspiration, for this Dior’ haute couture collection the recalled to the iconic and chameleonic David Bowie were pretty clear.
Giambattista Valli shows off his technical skills which make a mainstay of the haute couture tradition out of him, and this time he adds two female characters inspiration: Coco Chanel and Janis Joplin.
Despite the absence of a creative director, Schiaparelli’s catwalk has been an happy surprise, (or at least not a total disaster), considering the low expectations that preceded the show. The collection was dedicated to Elsa, albeit deficient of the surrealistic spirit that characterized her.
Last but not least: the Maison Margiela fashion show, who lost the “Martin” gaining a “John”. Expectations were high and weren’t disappointed: Galliano’s extravagant aesthetics, disruptive and sometimes even grotesque, has been cleverly merged with the deconstructed beauty, typical of the maison, in the “Artisanal” collection.
Text by Irene Pazzanese