Saturday, January 26, 2008

Christian Dior Spring 2008 Couture

Every kind of decorative fabric effect was on display at Dior. Embroidery, beading, sequins, appliqué, paint, etc., and all so very beautifully done.

Very interesting shapes, and yards of duchesse satin at Dior.

A statement, certainly.

Everyone's reliving the 1960's this season, but this is special.

So intricately done, and wonderful fabrication.

This hearkens back to last year's geisha pieces. Very lovely.

Woven waistline detail, and an almost painterly jacket.

Sequins used to create a mosaic effect.

This is not moiré fabric, it is fabric embroidered with a moiré motif.

A beautiful rendition of the sacque-back suit, with fantastic beading and embroidery, shown in detail below.

More gorgeous beading, and just a fun dress.

An elegant evening coat, with touches of Klimt.

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Armani Privé Spring 2008 Couture

Interesting pleating and use of pinstripes as well as shoulder volume.

Tiny woven checks and more accessorized detailing.

Tiny cap sleeves, dimensional patch pockets and another lantern skirt.

Intricate pleating; details below.

Applied triangles add a touch of whimsy.

An ethereal, yet very modern look. Tracery beading shown below.

More pleating and more of the interesting cylindrical decorations.

More pleating, triangles and stripes.

What a wonderful skirt.

Slight asymmetry in this jacket seems very fresh.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2008 Couture

Flanges added to the shoulders to make them even sharper and broader.

Nice use of a pleated fabric.

Beautiful fabric manipulation, and a close-up below.

Interesting take on the mermaid/fish theme. You can also see a back view of the suit above.

Very pretty vest/top with shell details shown below, and jacquard pants.

Interesting use of stripes with applied bands.

Almost a millefleur fabric, with woven ribbon trim.

An intricately beaded net and scales effect. Detail below.

Lace and beading.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Givenchy Spring 2008 Couture

Some interesting cuts at Givenchy

I'm not sure this quite works, but I kind of like it.

Very unusual, to say the least.

Does this remind anyone else of Easter Eggs.

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Valentino Spring 2008 Couture

A beautiful show.

Just beautiful, and how delicately feminine.

A perfectly cut coat with a bow to the retro.

Isn't the curved empire line cute with the swingy little skirt?

The perfect modern trench coat.

Beautifully wearable passementerie trim.

A perfectly charming spring frock, and below we can see a little of the construction details.

Very pretty, with lots of intriguing details.

Beautiful suit in a slightly textured weave with a soft print.

A very unusual jacquard weave.

Asian inspired embroidery.

An interesting twist on black and white.

A very chic evening look.

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