Thursday, July 17, 2014

Haute Couture F/W '14 Trend Report: All red everything

A Viktor&Rolf dress from the F/W '14
Haute Couture collection illustrated by me
Each Haute Couture season there is one super-popular color that makes editors and audience members go crazy. This time it was the color red - and we are talking about lots of it, in every shade imaginable.

The most eye-catching parade of all red looks was Viktor & Rolf's F/W '14 show. This season marked the duo's second time making couture after their long break from the extremely creative side of the business and as per they brought their
witty sense of humor along. The collection consists of twenty two red looks that unlike the competitors' garments created
for the red carpet, are actually made of one.

Another successful attempt at the all-red trend was Giorgio Armani's elegant fairy-tale. The classic Italian designer deci-ded to show a tricolored collection that put an emphasis on
the importance of red, thus showing incredibly sculpted eve-ning wear in the fiery color which is surely to turn heads on
the red carpet come awards season.

The color was inevitable in almost every other collection. Hussein Chalayn's first attempt at Vionnet saw the designer play with different shades of red in the form of pleats; Karl Lagerfeld injected the color in his feminine three-piece suits woven with concrete for Chanel; Alexandre Vauthier over-embellished a red mini with sparkling crystals and Russian socialite-cum-designer Ulyana Sergeenko used it as one of the colors for her gradient furs.

Red also found itself on the runways at Schiaparelli in the form of a fuzzy red coat, at Valentino as a long evening dress tied with a leather belt and at Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad used alongside an ombre technique for a more glamorous effect.
From left: Models from Armani Prive, Vionnet, Chanel & Alexandre Vauthier's F/W '14 Haute Couture collections

1 comment:

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