Saturday, January 25, 2014

Haute Couture: Chanel, Dior, Elie Saab

After a looooong time of absence, here I am again with a new blogpost. The main reason I haven't been posting in the last couple of weeks is actually a simple one: I approach this blog as a personal hobby; sometimes I feel really inspired and it's the only thing I can think of, and other times I just don't feel like I have anything interesting to say or to show you for weeks.
However, the last days I have been reading a lot of different opinions on the Haute Couture Spring/Summer collections of 2014, I loved the shows and wanted to share my thoughts on some of them.

First of all, my favorite: Chanel. I loved the silhouettes and proportions, the way the models sprinted down the stairs and didn't look dead at all but rather seemed to have fun. I specially loved the pastel colors and how the structured clothes contrasted with the sneakers the models were wearing.

I read a lot of criticism about Dior's collection, about it being "boring" and how the great era of Dior was definitely over. I agree that it lacked a little bit of the "wow-effect" Haute Couture should have, specially compared to the theatrical designs we are used to see from when John Galliano was still creative director. Nevertheless, I liked this minimalistic approach and there were some pieces I really enjoyed.

On the other hand, while everyone seems to be loving Elie Saab, it just doesn't say anything to me. The dresses are without question beautiful and seemed to be taken of a fairy tale, and I would die to be able to wear something that beautiful at least one time in my life, but I personally just don't feel this kind of princess aesthetic. I rather much prefer to see more bizarre, risky outfits. 

I also wanted to share with you the Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Summer Prêt-à-porter Fashion Show, because I think he is the only designer that can pull off a show that weird, messy and (kind of) tasteless, that still remains beautiful, interesting and very entertaining. (On the other hand, I wasn't really a big fan of the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Collection).