• Fendi Couture Fall 2018

    4 monthes ago - By WWD

    Add another distinction to Karl Lagerfeld's superhuman résumé: fashion's only two-timing couturier. With the Fendi collection he and Silvia Venturini Fendi showed on Wednesday, the house has officially shifted from haute fourrure to haute couture - and it's more than a name change.
    “This tradition of fur allows us to do couture: clothes made with fur, but also with other materials,” said the brand's chief executive officer Serge Brunschwig, before the show. “We thought it was more coherent to call it couture, because that is the service we are going to offer. A lot of our clients are...
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  • Guo Pei Couture Fall 2018

    4 monthes ago - By WWD

    After this year's Met Gala - “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” - it was difficult not to read Guo Pei's fall collection as a continuation of the event's theme with silhouettes echoing the architectural lines of arches, buttresses and towers. The Chinese couturier took her heavenly inspiration and ran with it, one statuesque silhouette at a time. With their hieratic mien, they embodied the daring with which she approaches any subject that strikes her considerable imagination.
    The recurring motifs drawn from Gothic architecture hinted at the churches from which the...
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  • Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Fall 2018

    4 monthes ago - By WWD

    Remember when you could smoke in restaurants, airplanes, cinemas - even while driving your kids to school? What was once considered a harmless pastime is fast going the way of the dodo, but Jean Paul Gaultier has never been one for political correctness.
    His fall couture show was an ode to Le Smoking, the tuxedo suit for women created by Yves Saint Laurent that has become a mainstay of Gaultier's repertoire. In one of those semantic leaps he is fond of, it also doubled as a celebration of La Cigarette.
    Dark silhouettes shrouded in curls of smoke lined the walls of the designer's...
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  • Zuhair Murad Couture Fall 2018

    4 monthes ago - By WWD

    For his fall couture lineup, Zuhair Murad looked to Imperial Russia, mining the period's textures and patterns, and a sprinkling of references to military suits. A dark palette served as a backdrop to elaborate embroideries; floral and arabesque motifs applied in bronze, gold and silver. The designer threw in a bright blue, which he used to make long dresses with flowing capes. Red served as a rich accent - woven into a floral pattern on a cape dress in black crepe in one case, and incorporated on a jacket paired with sarouel pants in another.
    There was solid red, too, with an asymmetric...
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