Paris Haute Couture Fall 2013 Volume II

\The haute couture week continues with Maison Martin Margiela, Elie Saab and Jean Paul Gaultier

Text: Mariangela Stella

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA

Maison Martin Margiela’s show was devided three sections. Pants with white T-shirts and blue jeans with coats or jackets complete with tan platform boots all in latex. The models walked down the catwalk, hiding their faces with masks. The masks gave an artistic artistic touch to the show. They also remind us of the Spring 2013 Couture collection. The show went on with tulle and 1950s prom dress embellished with fabric flowers an accessorized with crystal spurs. At the finale we saw Art Nouveau elements and floral motifs on evening gowns.

 

ELIE SAAB

”Royal” is the right word to describe Saab’s Couture show. At the beginning of the show you felt like being in a red parade. Magnificent haute couture gowns, simple silhouettes-shapes and draped styles. Shades of red, blue and green were the major color pallet. Pallietes and sequins decorated the evening gowns and jumpsuits, inspired by ruby, emerald, and sapphire. The models’ smokey eyes made a contrast with their glossy hair, making them sparkle in their gowns.

 

 

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

L’ enfant terrible of fashion took us for a walk to the wild side with his Fall 2013 Haute Couture collection. The lionesses flooded the catwalk as the models looked like wild cats but with feminine style. His creations seemed like a revival of the“The Pink Panther”, “Catwoman” and the legendary David Bowie. The models had leopard print hair, the best hair ever seen at the Paris couture, and their body was also covered with leopard print stockings. Gaultier drew inspiration from the circus, and we can see it clearly on circular patterns found on dresses, cone-shaped hats and over-exaggerated trouser proportions. Leopard-spotted biker jackets, feather coats with fur trim, lean belted coats and embroidered dresses come up like tigresses. Great emphasis was put on the impeccable embroidery and the shapes presented.