Couture Fall 2013 : Vionnet

Goga Ashkenazi has been at the head mast of Vionnet since the middle of last year. She has been the one designer I have been keeping an eye on, of course she has had no formal training in design but let me tell you that has not, and won’t, put her ambition down. Maybe she’s…

Couture Fall 2013 : Viktor & Rolf

It’s been thirteen years since Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren were on the Couture calendar. They staged their comeback tonight in honor of their label’s twentieth anniversary—”there’s no better way to celebrate,” Rolf said, adding that it was also an effort to “divide our wearable side and our conceptual side.” High concept it was. The…

Couture Fall 2013 : Jean-Paul Gaultier

  Jean Paul Gaultier works a theme like a last nerve. Today’s was clearly big cats…big lady cats, to be precise: lionesses, tigresses, cougars. His Couture collection was a celebration of Woman as Predator. The outfits—and the names that Gaultier gave them—had a man-eating subtext: Pussy Faster was a leopard-spotted biker jacket, Catwoman a dark…

Couture Fall 2013 : Dior

Raf Simons was always going to bring a new sensibility and perspective to couture, but just how new was made sensationally clear with his show for Christian Dior . Freedom was the word he came back to again and again, just as he did the other night when he was talking about his own men’s…

Couture Fall 2013 : Atelier Versace

This show began with a wild whistler, I mean Naomi Campbell opened and slithered down the runway as only she can do, in jacket that was barely together and underneath was a black lace bra and might I add was showing a lot of upper thigh. The inspiration for the new collection was the black-and-white…

Couture Fall 2013 : Alexandre Vauthier

Alexandre Vauthier designs sexy clothes in the vein of Christophe Decarnin-era Balmain and Anthony Vaccarello. They’ve earned him a celebrity following and a healthy ready-to-wear business at stores such as Kirna Zabete and Saks in New York, Just One Eye in L.A., and Harvey Nichols in London. The collection he showed today should please both…

Couture Fall 2013 : Schiaparelli

I know i am late on doing the Fall 2013 couture…..I get it…but when your about to graduate college like I am you tend to forget a couple things (like your sanity), anyways I am now starting to pick up on the Couture collections for Fall 2013 and there is one that has commanded my…