Focus… Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Collection FW 2012-13

No one has more fun with a Haute Couture collection than Jean Paul Gaultier. His FW 2012-13 Couture show held on Rue Saint Martin in Paris displayed the designer’s sense of drama and fashion flair with a collection brazenly designed, filled with corsets, top hats, embellished jumpsuits, three-piece suits updated with asymmetrical silhouettes, saucy cutouts, … Continue reading

Focus… Valentino Haute Couture Collection FW 2012-13

Valentino presented a spectacular Haute Couture collection for FW 2012-13, working with an extravagant dark palette. The show was for some part inspired by Gustave Moreau who, according to the house, was a “lover of dark colours but never painted black.” Dark-hued luxury in rich brocade and midnight-navy silks dominated the show, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo … Continue reading

Favourite… Nicholas Oakwell Haute Couture Collection FW2012-13

Nicholas Oakwell is undeniably one to watch. Not only has this former milliner worked with names such as Dior, Katharine Hamnett & Amanda Wakeley, but his latest collection, SS2012 Couture, was unforgettable.  Nicholas Oakwell brought a touch of glamour to the Ballroom at Claridge’s in Mayfair. Blackout velvet encased four vignettes, creating the feel for the collection that … Continue reading

Focus… Elie Saab Haute Couture collection FW 2012-13

Elie Saab presented his Fall Winter 2012-13 Haute Couture collection on Wednesday in Paris, who is known for his red carpet creations, a collection inspired by Constantinople. Indeed the gold, shimmer and sparkle overflowed in the Paris reception hall on the Rue Cambon. “As if lifted from a palace along the banks of the Bosporus, Ottoman … Continue reading

Focus… Armani Privé Haute Couture Collection FW 2012-13

Armani Privé’s Haute Couture FW 2012-13 collection showed  elegance through a dramatic crescendo, from a restrained start to a grand finale. Understated at first with silhouettes reminiscent of the 1940s, tailored, wide-edged and wide-shouldered, then the collection worked its way through colour blocks and volumes that were more a nod to the ’80s, before the embellishments … Continue reading