Sunday, January 3, 2016

Star Gazing in Couture


The Armani Prive Fall 2015 couture show opened with an ode to Elsa Shiaparelli’s shade of shocking pink. The powerful shade never goes unnoticed, and with the color comes a reminder of the designer who made it so popular in the 1930s.  Almost 100 years later and the color remains just as stylish.

The celebration of pink quickly gave way to cooler tones.  With the use of texture and multi-tones in the designs, I couldn’t help but imagine the painterly skies created by Vincent van Gogh.



Just as van Gogh layered shades of blue to create the swirling sky and feeling of nighttime, the couture designs featured similar palettes and textured layering to create the feeling of movement and night.
Vincent van Gogh once said, "For my part I know nothing with certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." Thanks to this collection, we are given an interpretation of the night sky and a speckling of stars, giving us one more reason to dream of all that is lovely and magical.  
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