Category Couture

Forays Into Couture: Phase 1

…I’m the ghost with the most, babe I’m fascinated by couture technique and design. So I’m working on my first ever full couture project, using construction methods from Dior, Valentino, YSL, etc. I’m beyond hype about my design, which is based on a vintage Schiaparelli aesthetic, and the movie Beetlejuice! Which is, and has been, and […]

2017 Fall Couture: Elie Saab

I love Elie Saab’s work, consistently season after season. He just does beautiful feminine silhouettes that he bases his thematic collections on. Initially this show gave speakeasy feels – a pianist, winding stairs, smoky atmosphere – or is that camera glare just happy to see me… There’s absolutely an old hollywood glam – something different from his recent […]

2017 Fall Couture: Jean Paul Gaultier

From the first time I saw The Fifth Element, I’ve loved Jean Paul Gaultier and the alternative-alien 90’s universe he’s stuck in. Conceptually his pieces are great, but universally, it’s hard to distill a consistent theme. Not wow-ing necessarily. There’s a definitive woodland feel, with an owl-head inspiration, and then a nod to backpacker hobo chic in the middle. […]

2017 Fall Couture: Schiaparelli

At this point, I’ve learned to appreciate vintage Schiaparelli, and typically applaud the unique aspects of the label’s aesthetic. This season, Schiaparelli focused on shoulder detailing, applique and pin details with some abstract floral/paisley looking brocades. Semi-classic, with a brief zodiac theme that I wish was pushed just a little more. The styles seemed a little stiff at the beginning, and […]

2017 Fall Couture: Chanel

Lemme just say I’m loving this shaped tweed, and I’m LIVING for this atelier backdrop with real working people. This collection features cool-looking 80’s shapes and silhouettes  60’s style makeup and curly updo. Wide leg pants, culottes, crop sweaters, appliques, and thigh high stilettos are the dominating entities here, while the tweeds and fabrics speak for themselves. Overall, […]

2017 Fall Couture: Fendi

***Blame jury duty for the lateness of the following posts*** Now, onto the infamous fountain show. I think some people felt like the elaborate backdrop was more of a distraction from the collection, which, admittedly I think would have looked odd on a traditional runway. This collection’s got a 19th century French vibe, like Colette from […]

2017 Paris Couture: Atelier Versace

  I’m biased, I love Versace. I love Versace because that house designs for the femme-fatale of my dreams. This season, the draping seems flowy and gorgeous – albeit in a very classic draping style, and while this isn’t revolutionary by itself, it is a beautiful switch-up to the typical Versace details and simple feminine contours. This collection […]