Welcome to the Roman Empire, where you’ll see true goddesses wearing extremely refined and spectacular dresses with gladiator-style motifs that capture one’s mind instantly! This is how the Vionnet spring/summer 2015 collection stunned everyone today at Paris Fashion Week, presenting an array of clothing pieces that were mixing the feminine and the romantic with the old and the “austere”. This is a collection that arouses multiple emotions at a time – admiration, surprise and a strong desire to have all those pieces in your own wardrobe. Vionnet knows how to make couture fashion spectacular, but also skillfully manages to inject couture vibes into every single runway collection unveiled, making it dramatic, but totally charming and wow-worthy!
The mixture of clashing styles, fabrics and old and new world motifs could be spotted from the very first look showcased, which featured a crisp-white sleeveless cotton shirt with strict collars, matched with a see-through organza floor-length skirt in a nude tone fastened with a belt that recalled the gladiator times instantly. The skirt was also revealing the white garter belt and the white stockings, which gave a sultry touch to this look. Overall, it was a combination of feminine, fragility, seductiveness and strictness and it certainly did look original.
In general, the Vionnet spring/summer 2015 collection delivered what the mixture of a gladiator’s attire options and the breathtaking gowns of the Roman goddesses could look like. We saw lots of details, cuts and design solutions recalling both of them and their union and blend did look kind of out-of-this-world, unexpected and awe-inspiring. The use of the oversized gladiator belts, the gladiator sandals, the harnesses and the unconventional tops and super-short shorts revealed the gladiator side of the Vionnet woman, while the flowing designs, the airy fabrics, the draping, the one-shoulder designs and the usage of lots of transparent fabrics talked about the Roman goddess. We also saw the sultry woman there, who loved to play with garter belts and stockings, which were inseparable details of some of the floor-length gowns and skirts.
Talking about the unconventional style of the Vionnet spring/summer 2015 collection, we should also mention the usage of fur and leather in designs that could never need them, but that would certainly look dull and monotonous without them. Slight peplum details, asymmetric hemlines and delicate floral patterns making appearance from time to time are other style elements that mattered a lot.
The overall color palette of the collection was soothing and relaxed, composed of pure white tones, sand hues, light blues and a very small dose of black. The looks were kept mostly monochrome, this way laying the focus on the texture and shape plays, as well as on the small details that revealed the source of inspiration of the entire collection. We saw mostly dresses and skirts of floor-length, however, there were also flattering mini dresses, short shorts and some hybrids of tailored pants and flowy dresses.
The interesting way of mixing styles could also spotted when it came to the footwear too, as we saw some models wearing regular tennis shoes with strappy finishes giving that gladiator-sandals feel to them.
Wholly, the Vionnet spring/summer 2015 collection is a couture-meets-ready-to-wear fashion line, which pictures an entire story of history, passion and drama. Whether you want to be a Roman goddess or a strong woman with an inner gladiator, this is the ultimate destination for your fashion inspiration!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK