This seasons haute couture collection from Alexis Mabille was inspired by a portrait of iconic model Lisa Fonssagrives on a beach which cast a pink hue on her face because of the umbrella she was using to block out the sun. In turn each look had a rather distinct color blocked look to it and a bold and uniform color palate on each.
Blazing pink, icy blue, the collection seemed to wind it’s way around the color wheel like a drunk on a go-cart. The really interesting part of this collection was interestingly not the models faces colored in shades equivalent to the garment worn but rather the obscenely over-sized crepe hats that were replicas of flowers and in every imaginable color. Their size was staggering… it would have surely been the fascinator of choice for Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice had Phillip Treacy not designed their potty seat and exploding bird choices. Regardless, the hats proved useful when drawing attention to the accentuated waists and full skirts.
Aside from the rainbow of colors that Alexis Mabille chose for the gowns, he used one metallic dress to complete the collection that was neither silver nor gold but a little of both. Gucci would have been proud indeed, but thankfully this was a Mabille original.
Through a collection of gowns that Mabille deemed wearable couture… there was a lot to be desired. The concept of these dresses is respected however the delivery does lack some level of refinement necessary for a couture collection.