January 24, 2007

Haute Couture SS07 II

Sigh, another season of the world's most beautiful dresses. . . .

Personally I really liked Tisci's collection. I thought it was brilliantly elegant and modern with just the right amount of detail to be haute couture.

A very different yet elegant design in navy blue. And I just love the simplicity of the black dress. Even though its simple, one can still see the excellent tailoring that went into the skirt that hangs around in the most flattering way.

See what I mean about just the right amount of details? Its there but its not too over powering like some shows I know. . and isn't the yellow dress so refreshing? The bright color contrasts perfectly with the model's dark hair and pale complexion!

And I just liked how different yet elegant the dress on the left is. The tailoring of the skirt is just genius. The dress on the right though is overpowering and looks like the model has wrapped snakes around her upper body.

Christian Lacroix
Christian Lacroix was *yawn* same old same old. A melange of flower prints from all over, it really is not quite my thing and I can't quite bring myself to be too excited about them as I did before when he rolled those delicious candylike dresses. There are a few more simpler feminine and pretty ones that I liked:

But mostly, it just looked like a mismatched mixture of floral prints to me.
Lily Cole looks unusually happy here considering that she's in that ridiculous head gear and over powering dress. Thats professionalism.

As most of you would know by now, I am usually an ardent fan of Chanel and I always have nothing but good things to say about their collections. But this time, I must admit, I am somewhat disappointed by the collection.

I can feel Karl's attempt to incorporate the latest trends with the classic Chanel. And I like it, the black stockings with the short dresses and belts are adorable. But in some instances, like the pink jacket above with the huge bow (right), I just don't quite know what to make of it.
There are some gorgeously trendy pieces. I absolutely LOVE the neckline in both these outfits, its different but still ladylike and cute. I mean, that black coat with the feather trimmings (right) is just darling!

More lovely outfits. Again, the neckline on the left is amazing, and I think the very structured (and beautifully made) tux with a flowing chiffon dress (right) strikes just the right balance.

I even understand his glamor theme here. This is glamor and thats fine, this is stunning.

But those were just the better ones I selected from the show. The rest of the collection was drowning in feathers and just way over the top. I think Mr Lagerfeld has been watching too much Project Runway, because these designs remind me of Laura Bennett and her obsession with feathers and sequins.

And then, he started spending too much time hanging out with Gwen Stefani, because doesn't this dress (right), remind you of something Gwen wore a while ago when she was pregnant?
These layers of chiffon (left) is most unflattering and is reminescent of the last YSL collection. And this dress looks like the haute couture version of Cruella de Ville's costume.
Don't get me wrong, I am sure the detail and craftsmanship of these outfits are nothing short of exquisite. I am just more used to seeing something as classic, elegant and divine as the dresses above than the other over the top creations. I know this is couture, but its still supposed to be flattering to the figure!

All credits of the photography goes to Don Ashby and Marcio Madeira.


Blogger mareGa said...

I loved the Chanel collection. I wasn't dissapointed at all. Lagerfeld did a great job, but yet again, everybody is entitled to her own devices. And speaking about Tisci from Givenchy, I think he is really one to watch, I really liked the yellow dress.

1/25/2007 7:33 AM  
Anonymous brenny said...

well i loved both the black and white chanel coat with the stockings

loved the givenchy navy dress and the yellow one

lacroix is a little off but i still loved it

1/25/2007 8:19 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1/25/2007 11:16 AM  
Anonymous austgirl said...

ohhh I have to disagree about Chanel- the last two dresses you published are incredibly feminine and pretty- I would wear the peach dress to an evening event, and the white dress (without the giant fur stole) to a lunch party for a bit of elegance.

However I *do* dislike the leopard print dress- the shape is so odd and unflattering- and the chiffon creation is hideous.


1/25/2007 3:19 PM  
Blogger shamim 'Zeze' said...

nice stuffs... they look celebretish lot....and i gues r for special occassions

1/25/2007 3:53 PM  
Blogger shredz said...

for some reason, i feel that if that yellow dress flared out at the bottom, rather than going in (or so it seems), it would look much nicer..

i updated my blog =) what d'you think?

1/25/2007 7:14 PM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

I thought this Chanel collection was fantastic. Wasn't too fond of Lacroix though.

1/25/2007 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i totally agree with you about the chanel collection. i'm dissapointed in it as well. what was karl thinking with the whole leopard print thing? that was awful. i know so many people think he's brilliant, but most of the time i feel like he's trying too hard to stay at that 'brilliant' level. he tries too hard to be good, and ended up with a fashion show that was definitely up to par. that last white dress was beautiful though--and the way he tailored it was a recurring theme throughout the show which i enjoyed. christian lacroix's show was awful as well. *puke*. and i loved the simple black dress you were talking about earlier in the entry. i would wear that anytime.

1/26/2007 6:26 AM  
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Blogger sara said...

I loved the Christian Lacroix
, and also the Chanel show they were my favorite.

1/27/2007 10:12 AM  
Anonymous disti said...

love the black givenchy dress!!! im not sure how it will look on mere mortals tho..

1/28/2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger giancinephile said...

Karl was a big dissapointment...it made couture to a somewhat pret-a-porter vibe

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