The Journey

Surrealist Couture

If you don’t have the time to go through all the looks, I’ve made a little board of my personal best looks. (Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

If you’ve been an fan of the Couture shows for a while, you’ve probably noticed that Couture has been quieting down season after season. Ellie Saab being the exception, his dresses are all about Hollywood glamour, with beading, and feathers, and large skirts. Designers showed clothes that looked very similar to their Prêt-à-Porter, except for the luxury that they are made to measure with expensive fabrics and craftsmanship.

My personal favorites were Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, and Ulyana Sergeenko shows who were all inspired by the unique Elsa Schiaparelli. If couture has gone minimal, there is a definite appeal their surrealist ideas.

There is a new kind of luxury in having clothes that exude personality and humour like the dress-making pins printed on fabrics at Schiaparelli, or Giambattista’s 3D flowers that look like prints, or Ulyana Sergeenko silhouettes inspired by Russian nesting dolls. They go beyond the idea of glamour, offering instead clothes that have a life of their own.

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