What people are actually dying for is:
haute couture |ˌōt ˌkoōˈtoŏr|nounthe designing and making of high-quality fashionable clothes by leading fashion houses, esp. to order.
But- none the less people overuse the word and it takes away from… well almost everything that is so beautiful and brilliant about couture… Or so I thought…After seeing this seasons start of Couture season… to quote Project Runway, “I’m Underwhelmed.”
Here is the brutal and honest breakdown from my point of view… (Fashion Editor)
CHRISTIAN DIOR (AKA MY IDOL)
The second reason I got into fashion was seeing Dior’s couture shows from John Galliano (see my rants about that scandalous nazi lover), and after researching Christian Dior himself I fell in love… Lately, since John galliano’s well deserved firing— well dior hasn’t been the same and what I thought was going to recover this couture season… well it was kind of awful… There was nothing really amazing about it.
ALEXIS MABILLEI’m A Fan… Until Now…
Who usually stuns me in menswear and who makes me oogle of women’s wear… well going over the top is a good thing, compared to dior’s let down… his was well a bit too much. He took monochromatic to the next level by painting the model’s faces to match… kind of ridiculous and not really innovative, but hey he is allowed to do whatever right?
I was actually very impressed by Giambattista Valli’s collection.It looked refined, it was couture, it was beautiful- I got bored after a while and I didn’t understand his final look, but I loved the colors… His collection was extremely thought out and I appreciated it. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for him. Though, Dior’s sheers and exposed construction definitely out beat his, but then again the team at Dior has it down to perfection… (see I did say something nice about dior.)