Tag Archive for Couture


Jantaminiau Couture AW1213

It was a romantic comedia del arte feeling at the Jantaminiau couture show in Paris for the Autumn-Winter 2012-2013 collection. Bold and bright colors, voluminous tulle and geometric patterns that make us think of traditional Italian theater, Comedia del Arte… But isn’t that what couture is all about?!? The theatrics of the creativity of fashion, of couture…?!? This is what… Read more →


Didit Hediprasetyo – Couture AW1213

Video by Lauren Cashwell There is a continuation this season of a certain cut, line and silouhette from Didit Hediprasetyo that segways nicely from last season’s couture collection, but presented with an injection of a bit more romance and quite a few more whimsical details. The most immediate of those details being the color : a shimmering and delicate lavender… Read more →

Eva Minge, Couture Spring 2012

Post written in collaboration with Hannah Perlmutter Eva Minge, one of Poland’s most renowned designers, is definitely one to look out for. Her designs sell well in Europe and New York, and her haute couture lines are red carpet quality. Set in the luxury palace hotel the Shangri-la in the prestigious 16th arrondissement of Paris, her Spring 2012 haute couture… Read more →


Quinntessential Style on Julien Fournié SS12

Reposted from Quinntessntial Style Fashion, Future, Fournié: Paris Couture Spring 2012 Fashion is ever changing, and Haute Couture is “the best laboratory [to experiment in] for fashion design”. Parisian designer, Julien Fournié, chose to enter the world of custom fitted garments not only because of the tradition of couture lying in Paris’ history, but also because of its role in… Read more →

Claudine Ivari, In the Couture Category

Claudine Ivari, a young and very talented designer whom I discovered this past September, offered a presentation at her boutique in the Ritz hotel during the couture fashion week last month in Paris. I felt it was fitting for her to at least show a small part of her collection to the public since, as I have said before, her… Read more →

Didit Hediprasetyo couture 2012

Coiffed with Philip Treacy custom designed vegetable fibre turbans and hats that hint at the essence of colonial India, the models paraded the India-inspired collection, awash with ostrich leather and elephant prints that are made in collaboration with designer Calla Haynes and illustrator Christophe Lopez-Huici, set to live back ground music of sithars and barrel hand drums. I was somwhat… Read more →

Valerian Hughes AH11-12

During Haute Couture week at the beginning of July I stopped into the « atelier » or workshop of Valerian Hughes to check out his Fall-Winter 2011-2012 collection. It’s small but lovely. On the top floor of a building on the Champs Elysées, guests mingled about with each other and the designer sipping champagne under the slanted rooftop walls, while waiting for… Read more →

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