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.
“Life is a butterfly!!!” Jean Paul Gaultier told Vogue. “So all the collection is that!”
As 1940s silohouettes and ruffles are key throughout the collection. Jean Paul Gaultier uses the inspiration of a Butterfly, perfectly interpreting it into his collection in the most feminine, yet boldest way.
With bold colors, patterns, and silhouettes, designers have kicked off the year, none other than Thinking Outside the Box. After individualism was the route most designers took for Spring, designers are still springing to Think Outside the Box. As Winter Break sadly takes an end, designers are kicking off the new year with a release of a fare share of Pre-Fall 2014 collections, released. Each Thinking Outside the Box, in a way that makes each designer stand out in their own way. Nanette Lepore gives plaid a more structural feel. Artwork, Fringe, Sequins, Feathers, and Geometrical shapes drape the clothing at Givenchy. Jean Paul Gaultier makes Art on the with feathers on the back of jackets. And Christopher Kane, has been composing Snakeskin straps and polka dots, on all his clothing. Click through the Gallery to see looks from some of today’s Pre-Fall 2014 collections.
I see this such fresh, Natural, and Effortless glow throughout the collection. The shades of Olive and Fern at the beginning, to the Cobalt and Aqua hues at the end give the collection that very natural feel to it. While the long, flowing dresses, fabrics of sheer and suede, and the printed oeuvre ensembles, give the collection this very airy opelunce.