"I would love to design a dress for Julianne Moore," said Alexandre Vauthier for his last Fall 2012 Couture presentation. - A believer in elegance both sexy and urban, Alexandre Vauthier fused sportswear references and couture classics. Biker jackets were lined in lynx fur, bathing suits came with in gold with a turtle neck, jumpsuits were made of elaborately draped silk.
For Spring 2013 Couture, the show opened with an elegant and tasteful lineup of clean-cut tuxedos and lightly draped satin catsuits, which had sleek glamour written all over them. After a short interlude of skimpy yet intriguing mink tops with bare backs on straight-cut trousers, Alexandre Vauthier lost restraint. The languid evening gowns and cut-out minidresses exposing what not even robust stadium and biker leather jackets could conceal were neither functional nor worthy of a lady, and caused some queasiness among the attendees. A little less nudity and a little more fabric would have better celebrated the female body.
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Masculine influences fused with intense sensuality dominated the Alexandre Vauthier spring 2013 couture collection unveiled at this year's haute couture show in Paris. The designer who loves to play with precise yet radical cuts has yet again made a positive impact on the fashion scene as no woman can resist the alluring power of tuxedo inspired designs!
The display of intricately constructed garments that seem destined for the modern Bond girl have a very strong vibe that keeps attention focused from start to finish. Obviously, the designer's signature style brought by bold cuts was put on full display when the models that opened the show started parading the lovely tuxedo-inspired garments featuring plunging necklines, straight line cut-outs and mesh shirts that brought an instant flush to our cheeks. One of the most daring designs was actually a blouse that featured bold cut out lines and an intentional nip-slip that helped emphasize the boldness brought by the cuts, but the question is: who's up for some 'indecent' exposure?
Well, letting this particular garment aside, the collection was kept quite balanced with straight-cut trousers, biker leather jackets, clean-chic tuxedos, lacy detailed bustiers and fabulous dresses. Since we are talking about couture fashion, Alexandre Vauthier chose to play with lightweight chiffon, heavy paillette embellishments, high and sexy slits as well as upper body revealing cut outs or mesh insertions that wowed the public with their sizzling boldness!
Crystal embellished chokers were visibly present throughout the collection as they were created to be a functional part of the design and that helped add a glamorous touch to the somewhat architectural garments which were dominated by black colored fabrics but a couple of outfits displayed midnight blue and white accents, details that helped ease the somberness brought by achromatic hues. However, la pièce de résistance of the collection was kept for the grand finale when a halter neck top-to toe crystal embellished dress was put on display, a silver and nude mix gown that got everyone's attention. If you're looking for designs that will upgrade your style all while maintaining a classic, mysterious yet sexy allure, Alexandre Vauthier's couture 2013 designs are definitely up for the challenge!
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