Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2016 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Alexis Mabille’s spring/summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection was sweet, to say the least. With his use of fun, bright colors and his inspiration of watermelon, he won’t let you forget the bold and light aspects spring and summer carry with them. The clothes sent down the runway are for women of all ages, but all contained a sense of childhood with them, without coming across as too gimmicky. Even his use of watermelon didn’t come across as comical. The silhouettes were beautiful, and added a fruity-casual flair to even the eveningwear.

Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

When the first look hit the runway, the only hint of color came in the shoe. This look was seamlessly cut and tailored, but gave no buffer for the bright show ahead, which brings us to the unmissable watermelon theme. The prints with watermelon slices were glaring, but still managed to keep things cool. There was a sophisticated jumpsuit, a like-pair of pants, and a variety of dresses that sported the print. The designer managed to take such a straightforward print and turn it into something fashionable.

But he didn’t stop the watermelon motif with the print. He also reflected aspects from watermelons into his collection. He paired a red sweatshirt with a floor-length pink skirt. The sweatshirt featured black “seeds” around the neckline, which, in context, shows his inspiration, but out of context could just be an embellished sweatshirt. This same technique is used in another more casual look – one that I would love to own. A bright red short-sleeved top with seed embellishments lining the arms was tucked into a high waisted, knee-length black skirt with a bow tying it off. This is such a young, fresh look that takes the designer’s inspiration and turns it into something wearable for women of any age.

In similar fashion, Mabille presents a skirt with the same silhouette, but in red. Tucked into the skirt is a sky blue deep V top, whose bottom dips down below the skirt’s hemline. This look is distinctly young. It’s not a sophisticated look like many of the others in the Alexis Mabille spring 2016 collection, but is completely gorgeous in its own, fresh way.

Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Alexis Mabille also uses a lot of lace in his collection, as tops and even as a dress. When you think of a lace dress, something sheer may come to mind, but the designer used the fabric and draped the layered pieces with a rainbow effect to make up the entirety of the dress. His aesthetic is clear in this collection, because he was able to create a stunning collection with a variety of looks without compromising his inspiration.

The models’ styling was true to the mood of the show, and the makeup featured the same shades of blue and red the designer used in the line. This small detail brings a new level of excitement to the collection, and shows the care given to embellish his watermelon theme.

The Alexis Mabille spring 2016 RTW collection was truly stunning for Paris Fashion Week. There were no extravagant shocks on the runway, but in this case the real focal point was the designer’s perspective and his ability to pull it off. The line is clearly meant for the warm months, and it makes the audience excited for spring to roll back around, so the opportunity comes to wear Alexis Mabille’s collection.

Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Photos courtesy of Vogue

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