• Couture Look Of The Day: Miss Sohee 

    8 days ago - By Essence

    By Essence Fashion · Updated January 24, 2023 With yesterday's Doja Cat “inferno” at Schiaparelli, couture week is off to a strong start. For day two, we have offerings from Chanel, Giorgio Armani Privé, Alexandre Vauthier, Stéphane Rolland, Julien Fournié, Alexis Mabille, Ronald van der Kemp, and Miss Sohee. Alexis Mabille delivered a collection packed with color and beautiful flowy gowns in the spirit of a 70;s Halston of Stephen burrows. On the other hand, at Vautheir, the French designer presented a sleek line of luxe coats and 80s silhouettes. For our “Couture Look of the Day,” day...
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  • Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring 2023

    Stéphane Rolland Couture Spring 2023

    8 days ago - By WWD

    Stéphane Rolland showed a strong, sculptural collection for spring, which was rooted in Brazil.
    He long had loved Marcel Camus' film “Black Orpheus,” from 1959, which riffs on the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice.
    “I started to build the story in three parts. The first is Rio in the '70s - architecture, the modernity of the structure,” said Rolland, explaining the second section refers to Brazil's Amazonian roots, and the Indigenous people from the rainforest. “There are sculptures on the dresses in lacquered form, in solid form, and there are many new techniques. Everything is 3D, and...
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  • Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 2023

    9 days ago - By WWD

    Alexandre Vauthier always embraces unabashed glamour, and this season he carried forth his vision with confrontationally sharp shoulders, gigantic faux furs, and everything sparkle.
    The show opened with strong black looks, including an oversized faux fur hoodie, sequined bomber and a suit sharply cinched at the waist. Strategically cut-out gowns bared the belly but were balanced with high collars, while other looks included mirror-shard gowns that were slashed so high on the backside they left little to the imagination. One could make a very memorable exit.
    A tulip skirt upturned to show a...
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  • Miss Sohee Brings Its Art of Embellishment to Haute Couture for Spring 2023

    Miss Sohee Brings Its Art of Embellishment to Haute Couture for Spring 2023

    9 days ago - By Fashionista

    Sohee Park, the London-based South Korean Central Saint Martins alum has garnered worldwide recognition for her brand, Miss Sohee, and its designs, which often involve intricate, meticulous embroidery in vibrant colors on sharp silhouettes. Season after season, the results are as...
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  • Animals Are Trending on the Spring 2023 Haute Couture Runways

    Animals Are Trending on the Spring 2023 Haute Couture Runways

    9 days ago - By Fashionista

    Regardless of the season, haute couture promises refined artistry and craftsmanship on its runways. For Spring 2023, Iris Van Herpen debuted otherworldly designs in water as an ode to women's resilience, while Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri honored Josephine...
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  • Chanel Does Mini Skirts the Haute Couture Way

    Chanel Does Mini Skirts the Haute Couture Way

    9 days ago - By Fashionista

    This Spring 2023 haute couture shows have been heavily inspired by animals, myths and surrealism. Chanel is taking a more subtle approach than, say, Schiaparelli's faux-taxidermy, with its latest collection by Virginie Viard. Among large plywood animal sculptures by French...
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  • Chanel Couture Spring 2023

    9 days ago - By WWD

    If the past 24 hours have taught anything to luxury brands, it's that featuring animals in a fashion show is a fraught proposition. While Schiaparelli set off a hailstorm of controversy with its eerily realistic depictions of animal heads, the bestiary that artist Xavier Veilhan created for the Chanel couture show was fanciful enough to skirt any accusations of cruelty to animals.
    His giant stylized sculptures of creatures including a buffalo, a horse and the fictional “croco-dog” were wheeled out at the start of the show, held in the temporary Grand Palais venue near the Eiffel Tower...
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