Alexandre Vauthier S/S 09 Paris

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  1. SxyFashionQueen

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    Though this was his debut signature couture effort, Alexander Vauthier is no stranger to the fashion game, since he worked for three years with Thierry Mugler and spent eight years as studio director for Jean Paul Gaultier couture. It was the influence of Vauthier’s former mentor that showed in this collection, namely in the collection’s gimmicky pagoda-shoulder leitmotif. Infused with a léger soupçon of power dressing, Vauthier’s dress-centric lineup featured belted drapes positioned to reveal a thigh-high split, plunging necklines and asymmetric shoulders, one edged with jet embroidery. But while the independent designer casting real people as models added a slight rock edge, these frocks demanded super-human bods. Even Vauthier’s fashion-diehard guest, singer Roisin Murphy, failed to pull off one of the showpieces: a sheer white frock decorated with strokes of gold paint and crystals.

    Vía: WWD, Faithfultofashion

    Let's see how his first collection will be accepted. There are some pieces I really :heart: but I was expecting more I have to say.

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    first thing on my mind when i saw these: grace jones ;-)
     
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    Salvatore Wanderlust

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    Kind of cool and Roisin fits in. I like it!
     
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    wow ! >< ! the shoulder pads are rocket high !
    loving the collection ! even though roisin honestly couldn't pull the final look !
     
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    Scott Stitch:the Hand

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    indeed. this is so up roisin's alley. and this answer's my question to her polished presence at givenchy.
     
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    The shoulders!
    I really love that second to last look...
    A few of the pieces I sincerely love.
     
  8. Crying Diamonds

    Crying Diamonds Geometric Discharge

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    Some lovely pieces ^ I agree about the second to last look.
     
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    Basically a wonderfull collection, but the shoulders ruin it for me. such a shame.
     
  10. La bordélique

    La bordélique earthbound

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    Upon seeing the first few images I instantly thought "Mugler x Gaultier"... and then I read this.

    wwd.com

    Ah, figures.
     
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    roisin closed the show! how fabulous. she looks absolutely stunning :wub:

    anyone got video? id love to see video for this!
     
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    shirleebee Margiela's Muse

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    Thoughts:
    MMM MEETS SPACE CADET 80S DRONES
    GRACE JONES IN JPG & MUGGLER
    ROISIN!!!!
     
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    ^ shirleebee :lol:

    yes, all of the above :D
     
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    :huh: really? i think she pulled it off rather well. i'll say it again - she looked amazing.
     
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    The exaggerated, uber-sharp monochrome-black silhouette is a lot better executed here than at Gareth Pugh... certainly this is still for a very 'strong' and decided woman, but it's in no way gaudy or gimmick-y. That's a very strong and promising first outing, I look forward to following his coming works!
     
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    this reminds me of 90s minimalism dressing, but well done. the dresses look certainly lovely
     
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    HQ! thank you.
     
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    Jess Cartner-Morley's review in The Guardian (UK) on 30.1.2009 neatly summarised Vauthier's aims with his debut show.

    Vauthier is quite passionate about producing not just affordable clothing but clothing made with materials of acceptable quality, which is unusual in an industry that fobs customers off with high-priced garments made of material one would reject if considering a purchase in a low rent street market.

    He also aims to avoid involving child labour and other dodgy manufacturing practices as described in the novel and depicted in the film Gormorra, with garbage imported from Chinese forced labour camps and "finished" in places like Naples to allow them to be described as made in the EU. Of course, fashion journalists wouldn't discuss that side of things in any article in case they found themselves disinvited from various shows! LOL!

    Hats off to Vauthier. OK, so the shoulders are a bit OTT but so what? I'm sure he'd make you a nice dress without the Joan Collins silhouette if you asked him.

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