Monday, August 2, 2010

Simplicity + Couture = Perfection

I'm well aware that Paris Couture Week took place a few weeks ago, but through my travels I haven't really sat down and analyzed the shows until now. I remember at the beginning of my fashion design studies all I dreamt of was working for a couture house and keeping the art alive. I am still very much in love with couture but the only way I see it surviving is if the designers begin to simplify and edit their designs and collections. As our society adjusts to a faster pace of life with constant flow of information, we are looking for comfortable, simple pieces to wear that fit our fast lifestyles and pieces that can be easily combined with classics in the wardrobe to cut out "trying-on-outfits-time" in the mornings.

With that said, the Armani Privé Couture Fall 2010 collection walked right off the catwalk and into my heart. The simple silhouettes with fluid curvy lines and draping details in perfectly tailored ensembles have enchanted me.

How about a suit for work? One with strong shoulders in the jacket balanced by the draping detail and curved edges for a feminine interpretation of the power suit.

And this sexy little number, perfect for so many occasions; a cocktail party, sunday brunch, or a hot date... yes, please!

Oh, wait! It's getting cold out, let me cover my gorgeous dress with my even more gorgeous coat versatile enough for any outfit...

You want to show off that silhouette that you climbed 500 stairs for everyday? No problem, how about this sexy, fitted dress...

And if that isn't fancy enough for that wedding you've been invited to this fall, don't worry because this one will do the trick...

If you're brave enough to steal the spotlight from the bride, than the final look of the collection is for you!

Stunning, absolutely stunning! Feminine, flawless, and versatile collection!

Why Armani? Why do you torture me so?!

(Thank you for the images)

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