As futuristic styles have been ruling the Spring 2014 runways, and have been doing pretty much the same during the present Fall 2014 Fashion Week, for Ready-to-Wear, Vionnet Creative Director Goga Ashkenazi, gives the signature Couture House a more futuristic twist. When a full skirt gets an artistic print. Grecian inspired silhouettes get a modern update. Madeleine Vionnet’s love for geometry came into play, when a leather skirt gets triangular pleats.
What’s one man’s trash, may be another man’s treasure. As for Fall, Scottish designer, Christopher Kane puts his art skills to the test. Crafting dresses, skirts, and jackets out of what appears to be fabric from none other than a garbage bag. Kane also showed off his crochet skills, with pop up shapes coming out of the sleeves of a neon sweater. While the cocktail gowns towards the end of the collection look as if they were sculptures taken out of an Art Museum, and then illustrated into the clothing. Some of the looks, still remained Classy, with a bit of an edge, with Elegant silhouettes, and a color domination of black and Ballet pink. I definately have to give Christopher Kane props for giving artistic, scpultural like clothing, more than an out-of-this-world Haute Couture like meaning.
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.