Awarded haute couture status in 2012, Alexis Mabille has certainly been stepping up the rings of the fashion industry’s ladder, making his mark on the world. The lovely Parisian designer has been gaining an edge on the red carpet as well with Conchita Wurst appearing at the Golden Globe Awards in an Alexis Mabille number. The 37-year-old artist is the creative director for his namesake label and has definitely been using his training with Nina Ricci and Ungaro well. He too, among others will be celebrating 10 years since the launch of his label, with his contribution to the Paris Fashion Week’s couture lines not going unnoticed.
The Alexis Mabille Couture spring/summer 2015 collection presented at today’s show during the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week currently in progress was opened up with a sheer floor-length dress that brought gorgeous flowers into play to cover up the bits that are not to be seen by the public eye, while the whole of the body’s silhouette was bared to the audience. It’s a bold number, but one which speaks of goddesses frolicking among the flowers in the spring, with the butterflies flying about them. There is a form of hopeful carelessness seen through this particular piece. It made for the perfect design to start the collection with.
Corset lacing, kimono style dresses, floral prints and starry night sky gowns are very much the popular motifs, along with the pieces that show off the body but keep the naughty bits shrouded in lacy mystery. Deep V-neck plunges appear to be a common sight as the show goes on, while there is a certain focus on length here. We are either seeing very long legs, which appear to be the case with a rather interesting knit dress that bares all to the world, has a very short hem and is full of embroidered designs; we are also seeing floor-length hems, with each new design more breathtaking than the last. Whether we are talking about sequined numbers that emulate a starlit night sky or simpler solid colors that take into account the need for haute couture that can be worn by a woman of every taste, we can clearly see that long gowns are indeed the focus of the Alexis Mabille Couture spring/summer 2015 collection. Each dress is more spectacular than the rest.
Floral prints also enter into the equation, albeit only with a few pieces, though one is a sexy skin-tight pant and matching top set, with black lacing on the sleeves and down the sides of the V-necked off the shoulder blouse, and large painted flower prints appearing on opposite sides and effectively slimming the figure so that the entire ensemble looks seamlessly delicious. A belted white and yellow wrap dress with flowing skirts and satin lapels also catches the eye, what with the large flower prints on opposite ends of the billowing bottom, one at the hip and the other at the knee. This look effectively elongates the figure so that you look tall, chic and perfectly sophisticated. We can imagine this becoming a staple of our daintier tea party events over the summer.
With hair that’s been dipped in color at the tips and styled in shaggy spikes, the models seem to be pointing towards a trend in hair that might include two contrasting colors. The makeup is minimal for the most part, with the focus on the eyes instead of the lips, while the shoes appear to be strappy and in colors that are barely there. All in all, the dresses are mostly long and hugging the body, showing off the curves of a woman’s figure, while the colors range from shiny Barbie pink to cobalt blues, red satins and deep purples, Along with whites and sequined dark navy and black numbers. You also have the white and the embroidered lacing to consider, which makes each piece all that much more interesting to look at. This was one enjoyable haute couture fashion show.
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK