Jewelry at Valentino 2016 Summer Couture Fashion Show

For once, I was more attracted by jewelry than by clothes at Valentino 2016 Summer Couture Fashion Show. On long dresses inspired by Antiquity or Middle Ages, necklaces became also belts.

drawing of a woman wearing a long dark red dress with golden jewelry from Valentino Couture 2016 Spring-Summer collection

rawing of a woman wearing a long white dress with golden jewelry from Valentino Couture 2016 Spring-Summer collection

This idea can be reproduced to boost a dull outfit by wearing two crossed long necklaces over the shoulder.

You can see pictures of this Fashion Show on Vogue and Style Bubble websites.

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Bamboo print skirt at Armani Privé 2015 Summer Couture Fashion Show

Armani Privé fashion show was the one I prefered at 2015 Spring-Summer Couture Fashion Week.

The outfit I have drawn is made up of a black bustier, a beige skirt and a black tulle skirt with a bamboo pattern. A wide belt is tied on the skirt.

drawing of a woman wearing a black bustier and a beige skirt with a bamboo pattern from Armani Privé Couture 2015 Spring-Summer collection

I like the Japanese inspiration of the bamboo print and the belt that reminds a kimono belt. This inspiration can be found in all the collection that is both zen and smart.

I have also drawn a tutorial to do the same belt knot.

You can see all the pictures of this Fashion Show on Vogue website.

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White dress with grey braid at Chanel 2014 Fall Couture Fashion Show

The white jacket with black braid is a Chanel signature. There have been many variations of this cardigan-jacket. This year, the idea has been used for a white short sleeve trapeze dress at Chanel 2014-2015 Fall-Winter Couture Fashion Show. There is a grey vertical line in the middle of the dress. Other horizontal lines emphasize the high waist, borders and pockets. The result is a geometric and minimalist dress that I would gladly wear.

drawing of a white dress with grey braid from Chanel Couture 2014-2015 Fall-Winter collection

You can see all the pictures of this Fashion Show on Style website.

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A red cape coat at Armani Privé 2014 Fall Couture Fashion Show

I spotted this outfit at Armani Privé 2014-2015 Fall-Winter Couture Fashion Show. It reminds me of the Little Red Riding Hood because of the cape coat. But a modern Red Riding Hood who wears formal shorts, court shoes, short gloves and a businesswoman bag.

Drawing of a red cape coat from Armani Privé Couture 2014-2015 Fall-Winter collection

You can see all the pictures of this Fashion Show on Style website.

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Chanel Couture Spring-Summer 2013 romantic Fashion Show

I have enjoyed Chanel Couture Spring-Summer 2013 Fashion Show. In a forest setting, romantic doe-eyed girls were walking the runway wearing black combined with soft colors, embroidered floral patterns and lace. Here are two drawings of dresses I like especially:

drawing of a pale pink straight dress from Chanel Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection

The first model is wearing a pale pink straight dress with pockets and short sleeves well… funnel-shaped but it looks good. She has black lace thigh-high open-toe boots. And ribbons made with fabric scraps embellish her hair.

drawing of a navy blue and white long dress from Chanel Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection

The second model is wearing two dresses on top of each other: a long navy blue embroidered dress over a longer, white round neck dress. The superimposition is nice and makes me want to try some T-shirt and low-cut dress combinations.

You can see all the pictures of this Fashion Show on Vogue and Popsugar fashion websites.

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A princess gown from Valentino Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection

drawing of a sea-green princess gown with floral embroidery from Valentino Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection

While watching Valentino Couture Spring-Summer 2013 Fashion Show, I spotted this sea-green princess gown with floral embroidery but maybe not for the good reason. I thought it would make magnificent curtains. Like in Gone in the wind but the other way round, I would gladly turn this dress into curtains. Now, it’s also spendid in its dress form.

You can admire this Fashion Show’s great embroidery work on Vogue and Popsugar fashion websites.

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Cédric Charlier, a fashion designer who brings bright colors under control

I have fallen for this knee-length asymmetrical summer dress from designer Cédric Charlier 2013 Spring-Summer collection.

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drawing of a colorful asymmetrical summer dress from designer Cédric Charlier 2013 Spring-Summer collection

It’s white with blue, orange and black stripes, some are vertical some others are horizontal. Its advantage in my opinion: it allows to wear vivid colors without looking like a parrot.

You can see pictures of this Fashion Show on Vogue website.

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Dries Van Noten’s mixed prints

Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Show experiments with mixing prints.

The following look is matching a big floral print shirt with a checkered top.

drawing of a model wearing a big floral print shirt and a checkered top at Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Show

The second model I have drawn is wearing a tartan skirt and a tartan shirt. But the tartan of the skirt and the tartan of the shirt have different colors et different lines’ patterns.

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drawing of a model wearing a tartan shirt and a tartan skirt at Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Show

Some combinations work well and others work not so well but to know it, you have to try. This collection makes me want to go through my wardrobe and to mix up my clothes in an unconventional way.

You can see the other outfits of the fashion show on Vogue and on Fashionologie websites.

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Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012

Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2012 Fashion Show is inspired by New Look dresses in the fifties, as last year’s show. I like the feminine shape of dresses at the time.

drawing of a Dior fifties style dress

The black dress I have drawn has a wrapover top and is printed with big black stylized raised flowers. I saw some nice wall tiles with a similar pattern. It’s funny, it looks like fashion designers and objects designers have the same sources of inspiration.

You can see the other outfits of the fashion show on Vogue website (pictures) and on youtube (video).

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Kate Bosworth at the Burberry Fall Winter 2012 Fashion Show

A few weeks ago, actress Kate Bosworth attended the Burberry Fall Winter 2012 Fashion Show. She could as well have paraded among the models since she was dressed the same way.

Pictures of the celebrities who attend Fashion Shows are widely distributed in particular on the Internet. Hence, some celebrities are asked by designers to wear clothes from their latest collection.

drawing of Kate Bosworth wearing a Burberry grey sweater with a drawn owl and a brown below-the-knee pencil skirt

On my illustration, Kate Bosworth is wearing a grey sweater with a drawn owl and a brown below-the-knee pencil skirt with big pockets. She’s also wearing high-heel shoes that look like clark shoes.

I like the marriage of a casual sweater with an elegant skirt. However I would have gone without the black bow belt. It’s a simple look that can be easily recreated by combining a pencil skirt with a graphic sweater.


Another article about Kate Bosworth on this blog:
Kate Bosworth in Valentino at the 2011 Deauville Film Festival

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