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Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maria Aristidou SS2018 Collection

If your eyes haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the incredible onslaught of visual fashion candy, it is Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week! Stunning Spring/Summer 2018 collections, varying from understated to the theatrical, are gliding down the Paris runways as we speak. Today we’re highlighting one such fabulous show. This Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week show highlight, the Maria Aristidou SS2018 Collection, welcomes you to the Secret Gardens of Alexander.

For her Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week show, Maria Aristidou, a specialist in couture knitwear, created a fantasy colorful world for spring-summer daywear-eveningwear for women that romance, positive energy, and freedom are the safety keys to happiness. A playground of flower patterns with silk viscose and metallic yarns where elaborate embroideries decorate the luxurious knit fabrics creations for the women today. Her SS2018 Haute Couture collection boasts carefree curves and sleek cuts with unexpected details, and accessories that complete the beauty of this womenswear secret garden story.

Maria Aristidou’s collection gets you ready for utopia, a fantasy land that euphoria is the only feeling of existence! A land with never-ending gardens of delicate Japanese flowers, that the human eye cannot grasp in one look!!! A land with human smiles that never will be forgotten and always watching over us. One of them, close to my heart is Alexander Boulais! My agent in Paris! The person that with his instinct believed in my work. A gentle human soul, a nobleman that was always calm, soft-spoken with a genuine smile and loved his garden! May you be the wind and the light that crosses your Secret Gardens and always be a shining star upon us!

What are your thoughts on Maria Aristidou‘s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week show? What’s your favorite thing about haute couture? Share your thoughts in our comment section below.

Haute Fashion Alert: Maison Martin Margiela’s 2015 “Artisanal” Collection

Maison Martin Margiela presented a powerful Haute Couture collection today, their 2015 “Artisanal” Collection. The iconic and avant-garde French fashion house’s extraordinary second Artisanal collection is a visual shot of adrenaline, boasting a forceful yet refined mix of fabrics and materials, many of which were stripped down, or juxtaposed in startling and unexpected ways. The stunning and masterful collection takes on a new direction with shapes, which played on proportions and sartorial rules. It featured a new fuller, revealing silhouette, with precise tailoring.
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The collection’s goal is to open one’s eyes to see beauty in things that are often taken for granted, giving each piece a newly enriched life. Described as “Eyes wide open in wonderment to a veritable Cabinet de Curiosités“, there are several standout details and embellishments, including “a jigsaw of lacquered shells reminiscent of Arcimboldo style figures, a miniature battalion charging across a black velvet shoulder and Pearls that bring teardrops of memories to the face;” piece by piece, deconstructing and constructing a new story for Maison Martin Margiela. You can’t help but be wowed by the absolutely beauty and edginess of this collection. It truly shows why people fall in  and stay in love with Margiela year after year.

The illustrious show also featured striking makeup by the ever-so-fabulous Pat McGrath and featured slicked back hair by Eugene Souleiman.

Photos courtesy of Maison Martin Margiela

Sarah Jessica Parker Sweetens the Red Carpet in Schiaparelli Haute Couture

We don’t normally do celebrity fashion but we were just so in love with Sarah Jessica Parker’s red carpet look at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, which celebrated men’s fashion and style while raising funds for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs, that we had to highlight it. The stunning gown is from the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
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The stunning long ivory silk chiffon dress features a beautifully romantic bodice, off-the-shoulder draped sleeves (highlighting the actress’s toned arms), and boasts an all-over, pretty pastel-hued “Les Bonbons” print, which are types of sweets/candy…… especially small candies covered in chocolate. We are fans of Schiaparelli’s bold and eye-catching hand-painted prints and have loved the couturier from afar (we love bold prints), so it caught us off-guard to fall for this subtle yet sweet (no pun intended) print….of course we may just be in love with the remarkable silhouette of the dress…..can you blame us!

What do you think of Sarah Jessica Parker in Schiaparelli Haute Couture?