Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Amanda's Fashion Spot Fall 2012 Couture Part Deux

And it continues! A few more of my favourite looks from couture fashion week! Much like the looks in the previous post, these are avant garde, extravagant, beautiful pieces of wearable art that are inspiring and dreamy. Looking at couture looks not only increases my respect for courtiers and seamstresses everywhere, but it also makes me appreciate the act of sewing and the time and patience it takes to apply every intricate detail on these beautiful designs.

 Look on and feast your eyes on these truly lovely creations and perhaps you will get some inspiration yourself!

1) Elie Sabb

I think every time I write about Elie Sabb on Amanda's Fashion Spot, I describe it as ethereal, intricate and all around lovely, with this Fall 2012 collection being no exception. With Sabb's characteristic embroidery and a dash of sparkle these lightweight gowns evoke every fantasy I have of frolicking in a beautiful enchanted forest or attending a fabulous black tie affair. The black gowns are every bit Victorian, gothic and a touch of sexy making it perfect for fall. The softer coloured nude gowns are a lighter colour that is not typically expected for the cooler months but is every bit filled with fantasy. The ladylike silhouettes of these pieces are just wonderful. The beautiful blue gowns are fit for a princess and reminds me of a gorgeous Jenny Packham gown that Kate Middleton wore to an Olympic Gala. 

2) Valentino 

It looks like the touch of whimsy that was apparent in Elie Sabb's couture collection has also made an appearance in the latest couture collection by Valentino. The floral details on the silk satin and lightweight dresses create a sense of romanticism for this collection that contrast with the darker looks, such as the short black dress below and the navy blue gown that is accompanied by a cape and soft delicate lace. There is something slightly gothic and dark about fall and these darker gowns bring that out in the most fashionable way. No Valentino collection would be complete without a red dress, and this long sleeve lightweight gown uses the colour in a slightly conservative and classic way creating a look that can work for any fine affair. 

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