Couture collections are always the most mesmerizing. This is of course largely due to the no-expenses-spared approach to detailing, but also I generally think couture collections have the best points of reference – and will explore these references in more daring ways.
Here are some of my favourite looks from this years’ Autumn/Winter couture collections so far, and some of the visual inspirations that may lie behind them…
Christian Dior – pierrots
I have a thing about pierrots. Every year I consider dressing up as one for Halloween just so I can do my make up like one, then realise I don’t have anything to wear for the dress (I always decide on costumes at the last minute, and with a minimal/non-existent budget). If someone wants to buy me this Dior creation, I’d be happy to actualise my pierrot plans this year. Thanks.
For his debut couture collection, Valli gaves us the feminine ruffles we love from ready to wear collection – topped off with headwear like that found in a Rogier van der Weyden portrait. This one dates from c. 1460.
Rosa Abbott is an arts, fashion and culture obsessive originating from Yorkshire, England, and currently living in Dublin, Ireland. On top of being a student at the illustrious Trinity College, she is a freelance journalist, writing for a number of Irish publications, and also edits the visual arts section of entertainment magazine Totally Dublin.
When she’s not up to her eyeballs in writing, Rosa works as an assistant to stylist Aisling Farinella and volunteers at various art galleries. Her musings on life, style and art can also be found over at her blog, Too Gallant.