July 09, 2006

Haute Couture FW06 II

I just moved the day before and *horror of horror*, my internet suddenly broke down yesterday! So ya, that's why this is a bit late......

Christian Dior

Wow, talk about wild, crazy imagination. This show looked more like a feminine Halloween costume show, with complimentary theatrical makeup of course. This show is supposed to have some kind of Renaissance feel to it, but to me, it felt like a show of many exotic creatures in a scary UFO-attacks-Earth scenario. But there is no doubt that each piece of costume is couture -intricate details, beautiful material and cut dramatically.

First, meet the Egyptian Queen Knight, dressed in dazzling gold. Then there is a black knight from her team. She will scare away all enemies with her scary look and heavy armor.

A huge, furry animals arrives, followed by a strong, independent (and obviously stylish) spy. The red dress reminds me of the dresses from the Dior Cruise collection.

The pretty pink creature here is the somewhat normal, lovely one. Then there is the court jester, who also doubles as a tree with the planet flag on top.

And making way for the arriving spaceman, John Galliano, is a soldier who not only is dressed in eye-catching colours, but is also wearing a metal helmet.

Armani Prive

Compared to Dior, Armani's haute couture is certainly a lot less dramatic, but there was certainly a more distinct difference between this collection and the normal RTW collections. The dresses in this Prive collection are also a lot less 'slinky sleek' and more 'classic girly.'

I really like this coat -it's typically sleek, but it's the creative collar that stands out.

As usual, the whole collection is cream/white, black and grey, (with very few exceptions.)

Sooo pretty! *Drools* Somtimes classic colours are really the best.

Picture this: Two rich best friends arriving together at a gala. They're pretty, elegant and stylish in a classy way. Oh yea, what I want to say is... the dresses are absolutely gorgeous!

18 Comments:

Blogger RefinedTaste said...

Galliano, Galliano, Galliano... The man is so theatrical and genius, I could barely understand him... until now. This man will be in a rebellious stage for the rest of his life, and he is, has been, and will express his rebellion forever. Proof? Pre-Fall Dior's line is called "Rebelle".

7/09/2006 7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, the Dior show was a little out there, eh? But I loved the Armani Prive. Just loved. It's classic.

7/09/2006 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think John Galliono is supposed to be an astronaut, not a soldier. ;)

7/09/2006 10:37 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Anon 3:17am: I thought spaceman meant astronaut. Sorry, it was late at night when I wrote this!

7/09/2006 11:22 AM  
Blogger Sophia said...

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7/09/2006 11:43 AM  
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7/09/2006 12:31 PM  
Blogger Sophia said...

galliano is a talented man no doubt about it.. after all he is the designer who could take a piece of leather and cut it like a doyly. but im sorry to say hes going waaaaay too far with the whole theatrical theme. i stopped liking his haute couture basically since his first show for dior in 1997. personally speaking i think valentino & armani are the brightest starts in this years haute couture. oh and lets not forget gaultier too.. its like a mild (and more wearable) version of galliano's show (which was inspired by ancient greece). Catherine Deneuve told reporters "I thought it was wonderful. These are couture clothes, clothes that can totally be worn and others made to inspire dreams, to make people dream really"... i think gaultier has done a great job combining fantasy & wearability in this haute couture collection. now THATS true talent! oh and i adore elie saab too btw :)

Sophia
"my little vogue journal": http://sofysophia.blogspot.com/

7/09/2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

I actually quite liked the Dior collection. It was very inspiring and if you take away all those dramatic helmets and make-up, its also glamorously wearable and gorgeous. Didn't feel the renaissance of it though, it felt more like the medieval periods with knights in armours and jousting matches.

The Prive collection was sleek, elegant and beautiful. Very Armani.

7/09/2006 4:39 PM  
Blogger k said...

I like the Dior collection a lot, I feel like each outfit takes me to a different reality. All the collection is fascinating, but in a "look but don't touch" kind of way.

About the Armani Prive I must say I would love to get in any, or all, of those dresses.

7/09/2006 5:57 PM  
Blogger La Principessa said...

You know, I love theatrically and art in shows, and if you want to show the conceptual side of your design to world in an obvious way, this is definitely the way to do it. I agree with you though, because beautiful as this is, it looks more to me like postmodern art than fashion. If Galliano can't tone it down for just a few shows, I don't forsee Dior's commercial draw remaining so strong.

7/09/2006 11:30 PM  
Blogger the muse said...

Dior's is crazy, But Armani Prive's is classic. I LOVED both.

shopaholic--takes-the-suburbs.blospot.com

7/10/2006 6:50 AM  
Blogger Stereoette said...

did Dior make anyone else think "Alice in Wonderland?"

Armani Prive, on the other hand, made me think "gee, I wish I had more fancy dress occasions to go to... and the money to spend on astonishingly beautiful dresses to wear to them."

7/10/2006 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armani: very feminine, love: shaped jackets, HATS!, classic neutrals

Dior: no comment

7/10/2006 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I love love love Armani! When talking about John Galliano I believe that people confuse the word genius with weirdo. Because let's face it's just not aesthetically pleasing, and isn't that the ulitmate aim of fashion.

7/11/2006 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm scared

7/14/2006 11:57 PM  
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