Pastels and embroidery adorned the delicate fabrics. The lines silhouetteting the female body and embellishing the contours. The drapping effect with the beaded gowns made the princess look alive today.
The 2016 collection was titled ENCOUNTERS-RECONTRES
Audacity, humanity and creativity are the qualities used to tell a story.. The Couture story of Antonio Ortega, his 2016 collection shows the luxury of today’s world. Now, the real luxury consists of the chance to express yourself and have the opportunity to embrace encounters.. In his case it was the chance to meet three exceptional artisans: Señora Camerina Teresa, Señora Inés both talented in the art of crochet and Veronique Loupe, talented in making lace.
The meetings evoked a childhood feeling and enable him to gain inspiration for the collection.
Subtle gray tones served as the foundation canvas for the paneling and cut-outs seen above. The splash of color was a vivid color enhancement served as part of the accessorizing story.
Earth tones, combined with muted tones gave the collection a modernistic look.
REFLEJOS OF THE SKY
The collection thus captures these emotions, those memories and borrows images such as a landscape in which the Earth and sky are one… A day passes, seasons, storms, a landscape of air and water, pasture and earth become successively threatening, joyful, disturbing, and calm; all is transformed over time. Antonio Ortega cuts slices of the sky to construct his clothing landscapes, blending camaïeu, shine, contrast – be it tormented or ever so slight – and chiffon, silk crepe, cotton, tweed, riveted leather, taffeta, feathers and rhinestones to form a collection for the seductive, sensuous woman.
Frank Sorbier presented his Summer 2015 Collection in Paris Haute Couture on schedule. Frank dedicated his collection to his loyal lovebird, Pirate who had passed away some months ago. The collection was entitled “Un tenure shuffle d’éternité/ A tender breath of eternity”.
For a poet, dreamer and inquiring mind, Frank embodies the word “Artist” and it transforms it. He considers himself a “couturier-supplier”, in the same form as the master craftsmen with whom he works. He has undertaken the role of perpetuating Haute couture and it’s savior-faire. For the devoted to exceptional craftsmanship of high fashion ‘Haute Couture’ is a passion that he makes his life a living example of it. Humility and rigorous standards are the qualities that Frank Sorrier possesses abundantly.
He presented the collection of feminine gowns that emerged from the mysterious smoke filled room. An enigmatic athmosphere captivated the audience that admired the luxious dreamy creations by Frank Sorbier. The fabrics draped the models walking the runway. The flowing and airy feel of the gowns allows the person wearing the special outfit to feel sensual and the center of attention. The colors on this collection were bright in a very delicate palette.
The ensemble below presented us with a very original way of approaching a wedding. Far from the conservative wedding gowns, we find the nuptial look to be energetic and romantic. A poetic homage to a loyal friend. A visual journey through the mind of ‘The couturier’ , who dared “venture into haute couture” by transforming scraps of tulle, humble and precious fabrics into a new beginning. The story of Frank Sorbier is a fascinating one.
Tony Ward studied at ‘L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de La Couture Française’.
For seven years, he worked in Paris with Gianfranco Ferré at Christian Dior Couture, then with Karl Lagerfeld at Chloé and with Claude Montana at Lanvin, learning the secrets of Couture techniques from the most iconic designers.
He has been presenting his creations since almost 10 years at the Italian Couture Fashion Week. Now, lets take a look at these fabulous designs that A-listers and elegant women from all over the world choose to wear.