Haute Couture SS07 II
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 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:
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.