haute couture

Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015

Chanel’s Haute Couture spring and summer 2015 collection was shown in Paris on January 26, 2015. This beautiful collection by Karl Lagerfeld showcased an animated Garden of Eden complete with floral inspiration, soft pastels, pops of blue and red as well as a soft, romantic vibe.

I am in love with the flowing fabrications, applique’s and the hats! Love! This collection also makes me want to add more pastel pink to my wardrobe.

Below is a clip of Chanel’s Haute Couture spring/summer 2015 show courtesy of Paris Modes TV via Rightster. What do you think of the collection?

Maison Margiela Artisanal 2015 runway show

Maison Margiela held their “Artisanal” 2015 runway show on Monday, January 12, 2015 in London featuring John Galliano’s debut with the design house. The collection is a fabulous fusion between Maison Margiela’s sleek-yet-edgy vibe and John Galliano’s avant-garde style. Here are a few photos from the runway show and notes from Maison Margiela. 

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Photos courtesy of Maison Margiela. Make Up: Pat McGrath, Hair: Eugene Souleiman, Music : Jeremy Healy, Lighting : Jan Kroeze

Notes from Maison Margiela

A process of discovery, returning to one’s roots. Piece by piece, deconstructing and constructing a new story for Margiela.

A deep commitment to the extraordinary possibilities of the Maison’s Atelier and the art of Haute Couture.

Approaching tailoring, techniques, craftsmanship like a new explorer, or painter. One who sees beauty in things that are often taken for granted, giving everything a newly enriched life.

A powerful and fierce yet refined mix of fabrics and materials. Stripped down, or reborn together in startling and unexpected ways.

New direction given with play on proportion and sartorial rules. Languid, sweeping. Precise tailoring. A new fuller, revealing silhouette.

Eyes wide open in wonderment to a veritable Cabinet de Curiosités. A jigsaw of lacquered shells reminiscent of Arcimboldo style figures. A miniature battalion charging across a black velvet shoulder. Pearls that bring teardrops of memories to the face.

Looking through the glass, discovering an elusive, rare even arrestingly strange new beauty, of muses who nonchalantly arouse your senses.

The Finale of Toiles. The Cabine marching in honest testimony of the process, the trials and errors, the time and emotion behind each cut, each line, each vision.

A world deep in its past but with promises of the future.

There you have it! What do you think of John Galliano’s debut with Maison Margiela with the “Artisanal” show in London? I have to admit, I am in love!


The First Parisian Haute Couture Show in San Francisco

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On October 25, 2014, at 7:30pm, just steps away from San Francisco’s iconic Tonga Room, another iconic event took place; The First Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Show in San Francisco. The Grand Ballroom of San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel played host to haute couture designers on aura tout vu (Paris) and Mimi Tran (Paris and San Francisco), as well as Los Angeles shoe designer Konstantina Tzovolou. 

In between runway segments, the crowd was dazzled by Parisian pop singer “French” who preformed for the first time in the United States! Oh la la! His music was amazing, his voice fabulous, and he was definitely eye candy. The crowd went wild!

Photo 1: Konstantina Tzovolou

Photos 2-4: on aura tout vu

Photo 5: Maclaren

Photo 6: on aura tout vu

Photos 7-11: Mimi Tran

Photos 12-14: on aura tout vu

The premiere haute couture show was generously sponsored by Replete Skincare, Maclaren and FSHN Magazine. A portion of ticket sales helped raise much-needed funds for local non-profit “Reason to Party.”

Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©