Jack Guisso Fall 2011 Couture

Jack Guisso’s Fall 2011 Couture presentation took place earlier this month during Alta Roma Fashion Week which is held at the S. Spirito in Rome, Italy.

The designer showcased a stunning collection of red carpet worthy gowns and cocktail dresses.

This Fall 2011 Couture collection evokes the Old Hollywood glamour with the delicate fabrics and the curvaceous silhouettes.

Models were adorned with crystals, embroidered details, on a colour palette of mostly metallic colours like gold and bronze, plus a calming aqua blues and sensual midnight black.

Jack showcases the pure elegance of a real woman, so let hope to see some of these looks during Awards season.

I can vision Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift fighting over the aqua mini embellished dress above.

Georges Chakra Fall 2011 Couture

During Paris Fashion Week I also attended the Georges Chakra Fall 2011 Couture presentation.

The designer showcased a typically high octane over the top collection which attracts celebrity clients such as Queen Latifah, Kelly Rowland, Li Bing Bing and Michelle Trachtenberg.

As expected we saw many fall like colours such as black, chocolate brown, bronze, rich reds and purples, but the sparks came via some bright colours such as tangerine and fuchsia pink.

There was so much variety in this collection from the pleated off-the-shoulder gown with the gold tone cummerbund, a sequined jumpsuit with a pale blue train, a red sequin dress with laser cut-outs and of course the wedding gown which was very different in style to the usual ballgowns.

I really liked the makeup. Gold and purple eyeshadow with rouge lips really popped against the pale skins of the model.

Their hair was pulled up into a tight bun with a single purple floral accent.

Favourites: The finale gown and the purple frou frou gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: The Country Girls; Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Miranda Lambert, Hillary Scott, and Carrie Underwood plus Katy Perry, Queen Latifah, Emily Blunt, Selena Gomez

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Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture

The Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture presentation was the perfect way to end my Couture Fashion Week.

My favourite designer did what he does best; create jaw-dropping, breath-taking, red carpet ready gowns.

He didn’t let his first ever Resort collection slow him down, as his Fall 2011 Couture collection was one of his best to date.

I could literally gush about this collection all day.

The white, aquamarine, blush, slate blue and caramel coloured gowns and cocktail dresses ranged from Princess-like to hot temptress (Karlie Kloss was always the latter).

I loved the orchid accent tied to the waist of most of the looks, this was a beautiful subtle finishing touch.

Most of the looks were embellished with sparkling details, whilst others were embroidered with floral appliqués.

I can’t wait to see who will be the lucky girl to wear a look from this collection first.

Whilst this is a Fall collection, the light, airy, ethereal dreamy dresses and gowns wouldn’t look out of place on a red carpet this summer.

Can you smell my desperation?

Favourites: Ice blue embellished tulle gown, slate blue embellished gown and heavenly off-white embroidered gown.

Shoes: Elie Saab triple stacked platform heels

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Angelina Jolie, Mia Wasikowska, Leighton Meester, Freida Pinto, Elle Fanning, Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta Jones, Blake Lively, Olivia Wilde, Diane Kruger, Fan Bing Bing, Léa Seydoux, Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Mirren, Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne and Penelope Cruz

Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2011 Couture

The venue for the Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2011 presentation was stiflingly hot. It was turned up several notches when the first model took to the runway.

Alexandre presented 29 looks in varying shades of red including blood red, crimson red, scarlet red, fire-engine red, candy apple red, maroon and Burgundy.

The homage to M. Valentino showcased red as desire and sensuality signalling inner strength.

Model stormed the runway with perfect red pouts whilst wearing red Louboutin booties and pigalle pumps.

Their range of sexy looks included LRD (little red dresses), backless jumpsuits, billowing gowns with plunging necklines and double thigh-high splits, velvet tuxedos, luxe fur coats, chiffon halters, uber tight pants and seductive pencil dresses.

The designer, who is obsessed with accentuating the shoulders, added oversized butterfly wings, sculptural batwing sleeves and puffy oversized sleeves to cocktail dresses.

One long sleeved gown looked like a ball of flame as it glimmered with beaded details on the runway.

Only one gown of the 30 looks wasn’t red. That was the finale gown below.

The nude long sleeved gown had the most intricate Swarovski elements embroidered into the bold shoulders which also cascaded down onto the front and back of the gown.

Favourites: Finale gown, Ball of Flame gown and one-shoulder sequin jumpsuit with draped chiffon detail

Key accessories: Christian Louboutin shoes, Alexandre Vauthier clutches and ruby jewels

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles, Angelina Jolie, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Cameron Diaz, Dita von Teese, Blake Lively and Megan FoxRead More…

Stéphane Rolland Fall 2011 Couture

Stéphane Rolland’s Fall 2011 Couture collection was inspired by CAOSHU, a style of Chinese ancestral calligraphy.

The designer is a true artist as the explosive collection took everyone’s breath away which he does season after season as he continues to raise the bar.

We don’t see enough of his highly-dramatic gowns on the red carpet, but seeing them up close its probably because they are more like sculptures which belong in a museum.

The gowns, cocktails dresses and jumpsuits ranged from having billowing capes, hip-high splits; gold tubes or black chop-sticks stacked into an hourglass shape, oversized belts and oversized bows.

The finale gown was most spectacular. The white kimono knit gown with samurai sleeves was made of thick white yarn into intricate mosaic patterns with crystal details embroidered into the yarn. The model looked like she was walking up a steep hill as she struggled to carry the weight of the gown.

Who are Stéphane Rolland clients?

With the Arabic and Russian show notes perched on seats in the front row, I think that answers the question.

Front Row: Olivia Palermo and Carmen Dell’Orefice

Favourites: mermaid gown with an oversized metal and satin bow on the back and yellow gown with black satin detail cascading down the back.

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Tilda Swinton, Eva Green and Zoe Saldana

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Armani Privé Fall 2011 “Hommage au Japon”

Giorgio Armani titled his Armani Privé Fall 2011 collection, “Hommage au Japon.”

The designers work has often drawn inspiration from Japan, his Armani Privé Spring 2009 collection is a perfect example.

As an admirer of the captivating culture and the refined sense of aesthetics of this country, the designer found himself profoundly moved by the tragic earthquake in March, so he dedicate this Armani Privé Fall 2011 Couture collection to Japan.

The designer favoured a sleek silhouette of classic chic looks, mixing black with gorgeous vivid floral prints throughout this collection.

Velvet was used heavily. We saw velvet suits, bustier tops, tapered skirts, pants and obi belts which accented
several pieces.

With Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes in the front row the designer catered to both their needs.

The stronger, directional, modern pieces would be mastered by Cate, who could easily pull off the floral suit with the patent leather belt as effortlessly as the floral print Mikado silk skirt suit and the black velvet bustier gown with Swarovski fringed details on the hips.

Katie may chose the more classic Armani pieces like the signature tailored jackets, velvet pants suits, or the black bustier gowns. I would personally love to see her in Look 34.

Front Row: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Olivia Palermo and Daphne Guinness

Favourites: Floral print duchess satin suit and strapless gown with tangerine embroidered top and black sequin skirt.

Key Accessories: Floral clutches, fan fascinator, obi belts, patent leather belts and geishas hairstyle-shaped fascinators

Who I Would Like To See Wearing This Collection: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Jodie Foster, Rihanna and Marion Cotillard

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