July 09, 2005

Haute Couture FW05 Day 1

Hurrah! The beautiful days of haute couture has started! The collections this season is looking very gorgeous indeed.

First let's start with the Valentino show. I was not so impressed by it even though the critics were. The couture featured were mediocre -the whole collection didn't have a strong central theme.
These two are just ugh. No comment.
The collection is however slightly redeemed by these two very elegant and slinky dresses.

Next came Armani Prive. His first ever collection last Spring must have been a big seller, because this collection is much larger and more commercialised than last time. Perhaps it has lost its fresh feeling, but I can't gush too much about it this season, except it is of course, typically Armani-slick and sleek. (It could also be due to our lack of sleep in the past few days.)
Prive had a wide selection of ready-to-wear this season. Can't you just imagine a really rich successful European lady waiting for her ride outside the Ritz?
It's these sleek pieces that make this Armani show a couture show. Black dominated the show, but there were a few gorgeous white pieces at the end.

Lastly, the Dior show: THE most beautiful and elaborate affair of all. John Galliano celebrated the 100th anniversary of Christian Dior's birth by recreating a lot the old looks, such as the looks from the New Look circa 1947. The show started with a real grand horse carriage pulling out of the iron gates of Granville, the old home of Christian Dior. The whole show was an outstanding work of art, in the Dior fashion of course. The pieces were so fabulous that we could not pick which ones to show you:
Go to style.com to take a look at the whole Dior show. The art and creativity will stun you.

10 Comments:

Blogger Asian Lep said...

Valentino just recycles his RTW. It was so old-lady.

I am not a fan of Dior but this collection was fantastic. Hollywood, Catherinettes, the New Look- he modernized everything so well. I loved it.

7/09/2005 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Superqueen said...

My favourite Italian designer has always been Versace (ok, Gianni, not Donatella really); Armani and Valentino are too much lady-like for me. Armani's Collection Privè has got some astounding gowns (the white one that you posted, for example), but it is too 'cold'. The Dior collection is pure art: I don't know how many women will wear these dresses but they are wonderful!

7/09/2005 6:28 PM  
Anonymous clozac said...

The Diors are amazing. I am very tired of minimalism.

7/10/2005 4:44 AM  
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كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا

وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه

هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه

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