Spring 15 Couture is in complete swing, as seen in our first glimpse of the spring couture, in our blog post a couple weeks ago. The same beauty, visionary minds and extravagant details are displayed in the next few designers. Here's another look at the Spring 15 Couture shows. Elie Saab “Constant adornment for a party that would never end” were the words that the Lebanese designer described of his new collection. The theme was inspired from the radiant glamour that came from his parents, especially his mother who would wear tulip-print dresses. The tulip print idea created a template for the watercolor floral and embroideries. Ostrich plumes, beaded jumpsuits, tulle robes and vivid patterns were contrasted with the relaxed spirit of built in pocket to almost every gown look.
Ulyana Sergeenko The attention to detail in Ulyana Sergeenko’s show was astonishing! Russian history is time and time again reinvented for every season in her runways. Feathers, embellishments, impeccable embroidering and pure elegance made the cut for her looks this spring giving off a strong sense of place.
Valentino Love is in the air chez Valentino! Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli inspirations were derived from quotes by Shakespeare, bits and pieces of Dante’s Inferno, and paintings of Marc Chagall. The painter’s Russian ancestry stimulated the aesthetic of leather flowers appliquéd to rough-hewn linen, naive needlepoint embroideries on long pinafores worn over smocked shirts, and a shearling vest densely decorated with leather paillettes. Hints of craftiness meets original Valentino glamour for the spring couture show!
Viktor & Rolf Imagine a baby doll, architectural floral-print explosion! The three main components of the show were a floral-print baby-doll dress with smocked detailing, a pair of flip-flops and a straw hat. The runaway looks gave of an air of surrealism with the flower design being represented in the form of cutouts, supported by the dresses, in 3-D format and dangling all around the body. Like always Viktor & Rolf never disappoint with amazing fashion meets architectural angles that are severely present in their designs.
Runway images via style.com