Young designer Alexis Mabille breathe new life into the fall/ winter 2016-17 haute couture season with his wearable couture designs. The industry needs fashion designers like Alexis Mabille to expand the shrinking couture market. Alexis Mabille’s versatile and vibrant design aesthetic and youthful flair for style is inspiring in it’s simplicity and luxury. His bold new collection marks a brave milestone and is sure to draw fresh eyes to the idea of couture dressing.
Believe it or not couture was once the equivalent of ready to wear fashion. Couture was as simple as the fashion silhouette a woman would select for the changing weather. When the summer was over and winter was upon us a group of ladies would gather at a fashion designer’s atelier ready to buy the new seasons offerings. It was there that they would choose daytime dresses, dinner gowns and theater looks.
In fact, it was from couture that the title of “fashion designer” was sprung. The idea of being a “fashion designer” meant being an artist rather than a dressmaker. As an artist, fashion designers created clothes that women would want to wear and were proud to wear.
Today one might not be able to imagine how to wear couture creations. But new designers like Alexis Mabille offer a new take on couture, a new idea- which is quite old. The idea of couture for the everyday woman. Women who need day wear, evening wear and on-the-town gowns.
Alexis Mabille merges the fantasy glamour of couture with the bustling life every woman has.
One look stands out for it’s à la mode styling. The model wears an embroidered corset in watercolor lace millefeuille. Her skirt has been replaced by a serpentine green cashmere coat. I love the clever way he ties the arms of the precious material around the hip for a sporty look.
One of my favorite looks from Alexis Mabille’s Fall 2016/ Winter 2017 collection is the simple white shirt dress in silk with flounced back and white satin smoking stripes.
Also top of the list is the elegant organ-pleat corolla top in celestial blue radzimir. The chic cigarette trousers are in lilac crêpe veiled in point d’esprit again with shimmering “smoking” stripes.
Too I appreciated the simplicity of the tunic in white crêpe, embroidered with flowers and crystallized arabesques in shades of yellow paired with white brocatelle trousers from the moment it turned the corner.
The pièce de résistance is the long corolla dress in ombré radzimir created in a mixture of white, cream and latte. C’est très magnifique!
Alexis Mabille Paris Fall/ Winter 2016-17 Haute Couture collection: