11 February 2013

Début on FashionCherry: Alexis Mabille

The craftsman that is Alexis Mabille, spectacles a saccharine showdown in Paris, presenting femininity wrapped up with a bow. 

Go check out my first post on FashionCherry as a guest blogger here. I review Alexis Mabille Haute Couture SS13.

The models, with a purity to their skin akin to porcelain dolls, grace the cotton candy coloured runway. Their sleek braided back hair coated in silver catches the light which in turn refines the hair’s natural disposition.

Opening with a soft pink pleated tulle blouse, with feminine lace applique detail, belted to induce a peplum that bounces delicately down the runway. Juxtaposed, not in colour but by the clean lines of the cigarette pants, the outfit poses as the perfect introduction.

Throughout the collection, movement is fully capitalised on with the use of pleats, ruffles, tiers and two-toned tumbling material. The fluidity is engaging, fantastical. Further enchantment is captured through the use of light fabrics epitomising femininity; lace, flowing chiffon, malleable netting, scattered across the collection. The presence of the sheer fabric, bows and flowers symbolise the fairer sex. The attention to detail is evident in each garment.

Emphasising the women’s profile, many of Mabille’s runway looks were belted at the waist. A stand out piece, displaying this was a lilac off the shoulder gown adorned with black floral applique detail around the décolletage and ruffles placed strategically on the skirt. The soft romantic silhouettes of the gowns inspire fantasies of being a princess and how could you not be the belle of the ball in the soft yellow dress with the boat neckline? The most androgynous look on Mabille’s Spring/Summer 2013 runway is a black, trench coat inspired gown that was belted just above the pockets once again subtly defining the female form. Alexis Mabille fits in perfectly as the freshest member of the elite haute couture club joining the company of Chanel, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy.

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