Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Francesco Scognamiglio | Rock and Royal

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BloggerImage Scognamiglio said he dedicated the show to the memory of Princess Diana. According to the designer, they met in 1994 when he was working at Versace. Love. I've already envisioned England’s premier royal in his tuxedo with its shoulders, asymmetrical peplum, and seafoam beading. He also seems to have channeled Diana though new floral applications; both the oversize embroideries on the silver jacquard coat and the digitally printed flowersoffer fresh updates to the couture repertoire. Such a young line yet so established.


Showing in Paris has introduced him to the world. TH


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ZUHAIR MURAD

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Fireworks.

It was all over the Zuhair Murad show as the silhouette inspiration came direct from Dynast y. 
It was evident from the sweeping skirts in duchesse satin with oversize bow and ruffle accents that the collection was meant to evoke the waves ar ound the island where the light show took place.   

 

If such glitz and volume feel dated today, one need only look to the dresses worn at Trump's inaugural ball. 


As to be expected though, Murad keeps echoing that he doesn’t design with red carpet season in mind. But of all the possible themes, fireworks might prove particularly tempting for a nominee. Hmm (smile). TH 

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Ralph+Russo

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Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo are masters of red carpet dresses. The show was devoted to a dizzying array of gowns showered with flowers, crystals, beads, pearls, or jeweled buttons, with a few tributes to modern architecture thrown in for good measure. 


The brand’s loyal base was spoiled for choice and now the house  is slated to open 10 new stores around the world, including one in Miami! :)

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Elie Saab | couture spring 2017

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Yes, Elie Saab is the only Lebanese designer I know,  but more importantly he is one of the few that absolutely offers the typical haute couture experience which  works on a variety of women silhouettes.

 

The particulars are that he thinks about the importance of everything when constructing his garments. There is art in every design. So strategic, it is all about emphasizing and de-emphasizing different areas of the body. Intricate levels.


His focus is to ever flatter the figure. Considering the dazzle, the Oscar statue will have good company with these gowns. I have to end with the fact that Saab has thought of the details: there are finally wearable jewel-encrusted shades, which matched the beading on the dresses. Perfect for the Academy Awards. I had to say it! TH

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