One year since she replaced the late Karl Lagerfeld, Viard has certainly had some large shoes to fill, in addition to being the first female designer of the brand since Coco Chanel herself. Shrubs, a stone fountain and sheets hung on washing lines set the scene for the collection – chosen by designer Virginie Viard to show how Coco Chanel’s experiences contributed to her mix of high and low fashion. Chanel was 11 years old when her mother died and her father was a traveling salesman so he decided that Coco would be sent to the convent of Aubazine in the remote French region of Corrèze.
As mentioned in her biography Chanel was taught by the nuns how to sew and gave her the tools to forge a life as an independent woman for herself in later years. The aesthetic of the convent stayed with Chanel forever. Therefore, the collection was all white, simple, and clean.
The collection was inspired by schoolgirls uniforms alongside shoes with built-in white ankle socks. Viard developed a soft, pastel woven-and-sequined fabric that was the only deviation from the palette of black, gray, mauve, cream, and white. The whole collection embraced the sobriety, lightness, and comfort that reflect Viard’s signaature and understanding of the needs of Chanel customers around the world.
The runway was inspired by the closter of abbey d’Aubazine, the garden, the flowers and the fountain.
Viard embrassed her vision with romantic pieces, long skirt and holiday dresses even the wedding dress was simple, light and comfortable.
This season Giambattista Valli presented his collection in an exhibition open to the public instead of an exclusive fashion show. “Sometimes the fashion world is too exclusive and sometimes it’s nice to be inclusive,” the designer said
In a 20-minute fashion show audience cannot really enjoy the collection and the hard work behind it. When it’s haute couture on the level of Valli’s, the ability to walk around and appreciate the details, skills, colors and volumes of each dress, makes the whole thing more amazing.
His influences were straight from his heart, the epic beauty of the gardens and houses of the Amalfi coast; photographs and memories of Marella Agnelli, Lee Radziwill, and Jackie Onassis give a flavor of how Valli has extracted the essence of that old and classic lifestyle with a modern and extravaganza twist with feathered masks, extravagant fuchsia frills, colored capes and drapes, yards of tulle trains, balloons and juicy bows.
Ralph & Russo Couture Collection for SS20 was magical and dreamy.
Each dress tells the story of a princess with a twist. Ralph & Russo moved into a new decade.
The classic flair is twisted with a sophisticated modernity.
The designers dedicated this collection to the crisis in their home country Australia. They announced at the opening of the show that they are open for donation on their Official Facebook Page, stating that “It is the least they can do”,
In homage to a decade of design, the Spring Summer 2020 couture collection presents a youthful and modern interpretation of Ralph & Russo couture icons. With a special focus on ten treasured looks, this season takes inspiration from the brand archive and simultaneously reimagines each piece with contemporary flair.
The pastel colors, tulle, and pearl were seen a lot through out the show. The models were glammed with a natural makeup @SamBryantMakeup and hair, with a peaceful expression and energetic walk.
Enjoy the looks, I usually pick my favorites from each collection, but this time I can’t discard any dress.