02 February 2012

Haute Couture spring 2012


Even if you are not Wall Street Journal devoted reader, most of us became familiar over past years with global economic situation more than ever. In a world that suffers a terrible crisis it’s very hard to believe that someone has hundred thousand or million of something for a dress. Apparently some have. Despite of the crisis there is notable increase in couture sale lately. What happens in Paris twice a year for common folk is a dream, art, air of inspiration or at least we think it should be. For those who are buying, unless they organize private fittings or shows, it’s another shopping tour. So, as common sense tells, it would be naive to think that couture is happening for the common folk as you and me. Or that couture is a part of private dream of designer that shares his expression with you and me. It’s a market thing that most of us, the observers can hardly understand. So is it a vision or a dream what we saw in Paris for the spring? What causes our admiration? When looking at most of the couture designs, do you question yourself how did those involved in making of haute couture applied all those details because it seems that there’s no thread and these are glued with invisible something. You have to ask that every time when you look at Chanel couture. This spring Karl’s stewardesses have the uniforms with for example pouf sleeves that are standing in pouf despite the weight of the beads or sequins. Instead of the woolen caps, the girls have feathers in the hair and are decorated with camellia-shaped brooches. The Karl’s punk private jet has a color of sky. Another collection connected with sky or better to say heavenly creatures was that of Valentino. Valentino Victoriana was really divine. Long dresses that remind of walking costumes from the past, look like they are made for lovely models with a soft hair that are running through the grass on the idyllic countryside for some Lula Mag editorial. On the hands they have mesh gloves with lace appliqués and with just one look at the sky they are happy for the life. Romantic silhouettes, high neck ruffled collars, organza bows, sweet cutouts, finest lace, floral prints….what else we need for the carefree and a sweet life?

PHOTOS VIA VOGUE.IT, VOGUE.COM

14 comments:

Darija said...

super sve :)

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Antonia said...

Ovaj kolaž je predobar, sviđa mi se!
Couture kolekcije su više manje sve bile odlične!


xoxo
Antonia
FASHION IMPERATIVE

Nana said...

Haha when I saw your cute collage I didn't think you'd write such deep thoughts about the economic crisis XD I did love the couture collections though :))

Blaze said...

Beautiful collage and blog!

sweetwalking said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

I like how you mixed the different images! Good job!

Sophie Isobel said...

Great post! I love the collage particularly. Your blog is cute too :) x

Helen said...

I know I'm never going to own anything like this but I'm quite happy for people to keep making them so I have something pretty to sigh over :)

danica said...

Beautiful collage and very poignant words. Few people look at clothes and actually engage with current socio-economic realities like you have.

Grace said...

The back of that Valentino dress is KILLER!

Love Grace.

Heaven said...

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yiqin; said...

the prints are SO pretty

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

All that lace is just stunning, beautiful collage :)
xxx

Tania said...

What you say is very true, I once read that these clothes are made to be worn once and then they fall apart. What is satiable about that? I think couture is something to be admired from afar, but really this money could be going somewhere else? Lovely collage as usual, your words are so engaging xx

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