Grand Couturier Alexis Mabille appreciates fashion through its fabrics, colours, antiques and costumes since the age of 8. After 9 years of working with John Galliano at Dior, he decided to start his own eponymous unisex line which comprises of men’s ready to wear, women’s ready to wear, and Haute Couture.
He draws inspiration for his collection from the vibrant Parisan city and the people in his life. He revitalises Haute Couture with a fresh, fun and modern direction. He was inspired by his childhood love for playing with bowties, this was made the iconic symbol of the brand where bowties were incorporated in both men’s and women’s collections.
Alexis Mabille’s runway collection shows his expression of feelings and his passion.
The enchanted forest envisioned by Jean de la Fontaine’s fable was materialised by Alexis Mabille’s Haute Couture runway show. Models sashayed down the runway wearing dresses that were cleverly expressed in animal forms with hints of fur and feathers.
Here are the runway images of Alexis Mabille’s collection at Women’s Fashion Week 2011:
The Grasshopper – This evening dress in tobacco coloured cotton lace made with organza, lamé (interwoven threads), and satin inspired by grasshopper wings. This intricately detailed, silhouette hugging dress accentuated a woman’s shapely figure.
The black Wolf -A boat neck dress made in black silk velvet and satin featured frosted Swarovski crystal wolf fangs on both sleeves. Clean curvature lines were seen on the waist of the dress.
The Wolf – A boat neck evening dress featured intricate salt and pepper micro-sequins and large sleeves in silver fox fur.
The Tortoise – A dancing dress featuring shimmery gradations of silk origami, an applique inspired by a tortoise shell.
The Hornet – A fantastic long twirling dress with two tone graphic cut-outs in silver and matte black. The impressive marriage of colours, and its impeccable silhouette- possibly the pièce de résistance for this collection.
Women’s Fashion Week 2011 Singapore. Photos Courtesy of WOM Comm.