A Couture Glance
Over the past four years we have seen a very sloppy fashion silhouette. However, this Spring & Summer 2011 season was quite different this time. Designer such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld, and Christian Dior by John Galliano had garments that were form fitting especially Jean Paul Gaultier.
All three of these official couture fashion houses have sent out the same message, but in their own way. The message being,” time to show off some curves ladies.” But why are these prestigious fashion houses taking this turn? What does it mean to the sloppy form that women have become accustomed to over the past four years? This simple definition (can answer that), Fashion,” A taste shared by many for a short period of time “as stated by Webster’s Dictionary 1988 edition sums up those questions. To stay fresh designers always have to embrace change and know it is vital to their success. So naturally trends come and go and “everything old is new again”. However, women do not have to be a slave to fashion and only dress as the couture houses dictate to the world as if they are saying, “this is how I want you to look this season.” There still needs to be a sense of what actually looks flattering and great on the variety of female forms. In addition, one should not take the art work produced by the fashion house too much to heart, or misinterpret the skinny model walking down the runway. Rather, admire this season and find away to incorporate the colours, texture, or fabrications to your own style. Within the realm of what flatters you, the wearer that is my advice. It is about being true to your style, and not a slave to fashion. Trends come and go but there is always a way to make that billowy top look fresh, new, and authentic to your persona.
Andy Jones (formally known as Andrew McDonald) is a young Fashion Entrepreneur with dreams & the endless drive to make them come true! He has a formal background in Fashion Design from Marvel College in Edmonton, Alberta. He then moved to Toronto, Ontario to pursue his career in Fashion Business at George Brown College, and to grow as a true artist in the realm of Fashion. You can follow Andy on twitter.
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