Sunday, July 10, 2011


So it's couture season again (technically it's already over!) and here are my two favourite shows: Azzedine Alaïa & Givenchy.

I've never featured Alaïa on here before -not because I don't like his work- but it's probably due to the fact that he hadn't done a show (edit: by that I mean a runway show, thanks for pointing that out Elixe!) in... 8 years! Wow. According to the audience gave him a standing ovation at the end and if I'd been there I would've happy clapped with them, great job Mr. Alaïa! It's easy to spot an Alaïa dress or skirt or coat in my opinion, just look at the amazing structure each and every single one of these pieces has... Outstanding.

And yes, Givenchy... It's actually the collection I most look forward to during couture season because, let's be honest, this is what couture should look like. Embellishments galore, peek-a-boo fabrics in this all-white collection (if you leave out that one more golden-toned dress, not featured on here but take a look here). I've said it before and I'll say it again: Mr. Tisci, you're a genius.

Azzedine pictures via, Givenchy via Vogue


kittenmasks said...

The question of the day is... was Anna Wintour at the Alaia show? And if so, was she part of the clapping?

ELIXE said...

Alaia has shown (brilliant) collections these past years, this is just his first RUNWAY in 8 years, he usually shows in his atelier and sends out pictures after.

lies said...

lovely collections :)

KatjaKCN said...

I loveeeeeeeee this!!! These pieces are just amazing, cant really find the words. Thank you for your comment! :D

Great post!


xo KCN

Caroline Boneham said...

This is GORGEOUS! Lovely post. Definitely following! C

Hapsical said...

Oh Alaïa... <3

I'm still not 100% sold on Givenchy couture. Call me old fashioned, but I somehow feel having an actual show is part of couture.


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