Focus… Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2012

It is in the intimate, gold leaf interiors of a salon at the Hotel de Crillon that Giambattista Valli chose to show his couture collection. Cocktail dresses or pristine ball gowns in shades of raspberry, cream, black, salmon pink with lace combined with floods of crystals and clusters of beaded flowers on sheers tops made … Continue reading

Focus… Armani Privé Couture Spring 2012

After an eight year hiatus, Armani Privé couture line comes back to Paris, with daring silhouettes, a lime green pod-cape and, iridescent jackets. The mood was set on 21st century neon reptiles with netting and even rhinestones on a jacket mimicking their scales.

Focus… Chanel Haute Couture Collection Spring 2012

“No 50s’, no 60′, no 70s’; just what I like” Karl Lagerfeld said of his Spring 2012 Couture collection, showed on an airplane in the middle of the Grand Palais in Paris. The short-sleeved, slim tweed dresses, block-coloured with rouleau necklines graced the runway as well as cocktail and full blown evening dresses.

Focus… Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring 2012 in Paris

With dresses, gowns, billowing skirts, Bill Gaytten has chosen to play with the themes of shadows and light in the Haute Couture Spring 2012 collection described as “delightful, feminine and delicate”. He paired layers of chiffon, organza and gauze with a structure in corsetry, creating gorgeaous dresses in damson, black or beige with pleated bodice, … Continue reading