Jan 27, 2016
Armani Privé, Bouchra Jarrar and Alexandre Vauthier ramp things up at Haute Couture Week
Jan 27, 2016
Armani Privé officially declared mauve the color of the season for Spring 2016 at its couture show in Paris Tuesday.
In contrast, Bouchra Jarrar's show was an exercise in pin-sharp tailoring and edgy elegance. The French couturier teamed flared tuxedo trousers with bipped-in waistcoats, sheer lace slips with biker boots and debuted a selection of gorgeoulsy fluid ivory silk halterneck dresses and tops. Asymmetric hemlines, ziplines and lapels created a chunky layered effect and there were fur stoles, gilets and trims to add a hedonistic touch to the diverse ensembles.
Full-on bombshell sexiness was the name of the game at French label Alexandre Vauthier, where the first few looks, comprising thigh-high boots, crotch-skimming basics and chunky overcoats boldly laid out the designer's intentions. A chiffon dress was raunched up with leather harness straps, animal print lace was used for leggings and mini dresses and a wet-look scarlett leather jumpsuit was covered in biker zips and teamed with oversized clear-rimmed glasses for added effect. The designer caved to convention at certain points, notably to debut a stunning olive green billowing train mini dress and a frothy, pleated crimson gown.
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