Butterfly embroidered gowns at Valentino. Insect wings outlining the gowns at Honor. Carolina Herrera taps her Pre-Fall collection, “Bee Happy.” Elephants and dragons are drawn on to the pieces at Roberto Cavalli. A feather coat adds that Wow factor at Chanel’s Pre-Fall show in Dallas. And Jean Paul Gaultier has only these words to describe his latest Haute Couture collection, “Life is a Butterfly!”
Ever since the Pre-Fall season began, designers have been looking out their windows for inspiration on their latest collections. Throughout the Pre-Fall collections, many designers demonstrated the importance of outerwear, with fur and feathered separates. While Reed Krakoff’s collection sure did seem to show off some of my favorite animal prints. Some designers seemed to opt more for flowers and insects, especially during last week’s Haute Couture Fashion Week. Carolina Herrera takes inspiration from the bumble bee, while at Valentino comes a segment filled with Butterfly embroidered gowns, in both the brand’s Haute Couture and Pre-Fall collection. While flowers get their share at Zuhair Murad, Giambattista Valli, and Elie Saab’s Haute Couture collections; and Matthew Williamson’s Pre-Fall collection. I guess doing something as simple as looking out the windows can produce a really fascinating collection.
Set with a Super modern reflective set, in the Grand Palais in Paris; this morning Karl Lagerfeld yes yet to surprise us of all things dynamic coming our way this Haute Couture season. Candy coated and bedazzled sneakers finish off every look. While even matching knee and elbow pads, and even a fellow bum bag as a companion, anyone? Oui, Oui!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To me, the collection felt very fresh and futuristic, similar to how I felt about yesterday’s Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli collections, but what really stuck with me from Chanel’s collection was how futuristic and Sporty the collection might have gotten, the collection always seemed to have that Elegant and Class that kept the House going back in Coco’s day. Something that I truly enjoy, as I have a very Classic, Preppy, Elegant, and Chic style.
The dresses at the beginning of the collection made me think of Candy coated Easter eggs, while the white shifts made me think Coco Chanel. Then the jewel and feather encrusted gowns towards the end made me think of a Classic Flapper. In the end, Cara Delevingne comes out as the bride, with Lagerfeld’s godson, Hudson, carrying that Gorgeous chiffon train. Leading to a finale, of a Chanel Girl ready to face the bright future up ahead of her.
A Classy Glam Goddess, is how I’d describe today’s Valentin Yudashkin collection. Using hues of: cobalt, gold, Emerald, and Daffodil. Valentin Yudashkin definitely has the perfect wardrobe for any women, from day to night. For a daytime feel, Yudashkin incorporated the slouch in his Bedazzled and silk suits, creating that Sexy sleepwear feel. So Chic for Spring. The paisley like prints definately created a contrast, paired with those almost pajama like silk pants. Silk dresses in shades of Coblast and Gold, really created a tea party like, and cocktail like feel. Especially with that instant hourglass shape created. But Yudashkin dared to leave everyone Speechless with his array of Glam Golden gowns, draped in Jewels and Feathers. That were almost Couture like. Definitely a Classy Glam Goddess.
A Fresh Opulence is how I’d describe it. As Giambattista Valli, himself is a designer who loves florals. Indeed, florals was the most important element at the show. Using Sparkles, Silk, and even sheer Valli mixed up the textures used on the floral prints. But what really gave the collection a fresh, Spring vibe was the lace used throughout the collection. Over crop tops and bodysuits, fresh Flowing lace dresses gave a really fresh, Spring feel. And for a more formal feel, try one of Valli’s peplum and ruffled ensembles. You’ll definitely find endless options for your Spring wardrobe in Valli’s collection. A fresh opulence guaranteed.