July 08, 2008

Haute Couture F/W08 II

Christian Dior
After a few of you mentioned how much you loved the Dior haute couture collection in your comments from the last post, I checked it out and agreed with you all -the Dior F/W08 haute couture collection is indeed fabulous! For the past few seasons, the collections have all sort of blended together and all I could remember about them are huge, colourful, extravagant dresses.


But this season, the silhouettes and use of different fabrics have really added something extra to the outfits. I LOVE the juxtaposition of the textures: strong, structured and solid on top, and soft, feminine and flowing at the bottom.

These are such a modern and gorgeous twist to the typical dress-suit and lunch suit.

And even more dress suits for the ladies-who-lunch. I don't believe I've like lunch suits this much before!

This is one of the few times I can actually say I like the use of animal prints -it's so elegant and untrashy. And even though I imagine it wouldn't be comfortable wearing a see through skirt, I love this interpretation of the LBD.

Such ladylike dresses. Imagine riding and getting off horse carriages in these dresses -ok, maybe I've just been visiting too many palaces in my recent travelling.

Gorgeous, GORGEOUS party dresses. In my dreams of attending formal parties, I will be wearing these dresses this season.
There were a few really extravagant big white dresses (-presumably wedding gowns for the rich and fabulous) and this one was my favourite. It's like a fusion of the long, slim dress and the big, puffy dress. Loves it!

It's not Dior haute couture by John Galliano without an art piece-looking dress.
Valentino
OK, I was going to write more about Valentino, but the fabulousness of the Dior collection totally distracted me and used up my enthusiasm for this season's haute couture collection. That said, the new eggy and space age shapes used by Alessandra Facchinetti really added a dose of youth to Valentino's feminine, romantic dresses.

Image Credit: http://www.style.com/

17 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, those peplums are the epitome of retro. and the natural waists, wide belts, and full skirts look like something from the middle of the last century. pretty and definitely interesting trend these days, not at all feminist are they

7/08/2008 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That last dior dress is ALIVE! Art or whatever, it is quite a spectacle. This collection was completely romantic, in a soft and non-gothic way. the drama has been toned down quite nicely.
That eggy Valentino dress is also growing on me, as unflattering as it is.

7/08/2008 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Somya said...

It really looks like Christian Dior is doing away with the space economy concept that was a hit last year. This year the look is all about volume and deluxe details. The Galliano helmet look has been spotted in Dior too, the fashion radar seems to sense this as the next big thing on the fashion scene.

7/08/2008 6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice those high arched eyebrows at Dior? They are scary. But the clothes are lovely.

7/08/2008 9:55 PM  
Blogger Simone said...

Hey, thanks for flagging up the Dior collection. It's absolutely gorgeous - the way those floating fabrics mix with the structured jackets - dreamyful

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7/09/2008 6:33 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

Inspiration for me

7/10/2008 11:28 PM  
Anonymous andy said...

it's great and more creative fashion needed for design

7/10/2008 11:31 PM  
Anonymous TrigMom said...

Wow! Dior is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

7/11/2008 2:01 AM  
Blogger HANUHGEE said...

Well, as I was browsing the collection a few weeks ago I couldn't help but think that some of the pieces were inspired by the 20s. Am I the only one that thinks this?

Personally, anything that Dior does I automatically fall in love with it.

7/12/2008 1:09 PM  
Anonymous uber said...

wow,

I totally love Dior and Valentino...

Unfortunately, I am still not able to watch the haute couture shows yet...

Hopefully, I will be able to watch them soon...

^_^

7/12/2008 6:09 PM  
Anonymous blaire said...

it's okay, Dior's collection truly is spectacular! from what i can see of Valentino, it's not that great.

7/13/2008 12:27 AM  
Blogger Crispy Banana said...

These things here, generally speaking, are absolutely stunning!

And I usually have a difficult time appreciating them on such harsh faced models, but the looks given to these models are working, quite well!

7/15/2008 7:56 AM  
Anonymous CeCe said...

I absolutely love the pastels. These pieces almost look like cotton candy to me. And the leopard print dress is stunning. I usually wear a red lip with leopard print, but I think the smokey greys and frosty pink are a perfect compliment. Thanks for posting these pictures.

CeCe
Eye On Style: My New Fashion Blog

7/15/2008 11:33 AM  
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