I’m no fashionista, believe me.
So, without further ado. My take on the Spring 2012 Haute Couture highlights of a few designers that I have been seeing over the years.
Versace….too blatently focused on sexy, obvious clothing choices geared to the strutting hooker, mostly shiny, body hugging, short or long with slits to highlight the private parts, and all around gaudy designs.
Christian Dior…designs show the true love of this design house, the hourglass female form, with knee skimming skirt lengths, retro influenced flared skirts, all exquisitely detailed, always respectful of the womanly form. HOWEVER, Galliano…outrageous, avant-garde, trendsetting, often dark but subtly humorous, always interesting and entertaining to watch now is the design force for the house of Dior.
Disappointing, but still…I saw a trace of Galliano show…
Valentino… mostly leans towards the romantic, dresses have a “floaty”, ethereal quality, very dreamy/unreal and with the predictable focus on flowery springlike materials/designs.
Chanel …seems to have dedicated focus on menswear inspired clothing decorated and widely accepted as classy women’s wear, while iconic I find it intensely boring when often they just change-up the neckline and call it new.
Givency…shapeless and shiny/sparkly…unflattering to all.
Elie Saab …floaty, lacy, delicate, fairy-tale designs, exquisitely feminine, but the fashion wears the woman and not the woman wears the fashion. There is always an excess of fabric, even on the slimmer designs.
Maxime Simoen…severely form-fitting, trendy, and stark, rocker-like clothing using this years trends like colour blocking to bring it some familiarity. A lot of black and white, as well as the more muted, darker tones of the spring season. Sleek too.
Any guesses which design featured in this post I would choose to wear?