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Recent Runway Favorites

The past few weeks have left us with no shortage of ravishing runway shows. Below please find some favorites of mine.

HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK | SPRING 2016 

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Against a wall of candy-colored blossoms, label founders Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo professed their love for peonies, tulips, ivy leaves, and roses, which they delicately hand-painted, sculpted, or appliquéd on dresses in retro silhouettes. This required no small effort, judging from an apricot siren dress’ cascading trail that was entirely composed of petal-shaped feathers.

It was all familiar territory for the brand, including the dramatic finale: A bride, who required the help of six aides to turn around in a gown with maxi kimono sleeves and a three-meter train, embellished with silver bullion, pearls, and crystals.

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I see sartorial perfection in Giambattista Valli‘s voluminous and ruffled gowns. If you enjoy the over-the-top femininity of his dresses, you will drool over Valli’s latest couture collection, which hit the runway in Paris.

The designer delivered a beautiful amalgam of all things frothy, feminine, and floral. Restraint did not seem to be in his vocabulary when conceiving this collection, but despite the heavy use of ruffles, florals, embroidery, appliqués, sequins, bows, and tulle, the end result was utterly charming and romantic. There was even a sense of newness and modernity in many of the silhouettes that provided a valid argument against anyone who might see Valli as a one-trick pony.

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Much like its ready-to-wear shows, CHANEL‘s couture presentations are famous for elaborate settings based on a conceptual theme of Karl Lagerfeld’s choosing: a bustling casino, blooming flowers, the work of architect Le Corbusier. I didn’t so much as love the looks as I loved the set. Karl Lagerfeld celebrated nature with a zen garden, complete with a large wooden doll-like house.


 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | F/W 2016

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Textured tulle cascading gown dreams were experienced in this exquisite masterpiece by Christian Siriano.

Siriano excels most when he sticks to what he knows best. A number of his gowns elicited longing sighs from the audience.

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Like a beautiful painting, Aurora James of Brother Vellies showed her latest, expanded collection at NYFW F/W 2016, the 2016 CFDA winner’s presentation entitled “The Language of Flowers”. Inspired by “the secret language of women and otherworldly encounters such as falling in love,” the natural paradise presentation saw models bedecked like chic garden fairies in pastel furs as live butterflies swirled around them.


 MILAN FASHION WEEK | F/W 2016

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Milan Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with a fun and bold show from Gucci. Full of fur and color, the show was titled “Rhizomatic Scores”, a reference to a philosophical concept shaped by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. This full head-to-toe pink look was featured.

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Valentino went black swan: half demure looks in pale and blush, while the other half had viewers grappling with their inner darkness.

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