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Alexis Mabille SS2013

Feb 13, 13 Alexis Mabille SS2013

The January haute couture collection of Alexis Mabille marked the transition to a new, more prestigious status for the young French designer: from the “guest” Alexis moved to full membership of the elite fashion syndicate. Perhaps it was the honorary designation that influenced the spirit of the summer collection, in which, according to the designer, the focus was primarily on the skill of handcraft, the basis of high fashion, rather than on the structure, which Mabille favored earlier.

Extremely feminine, with a predominance of warm pastel tones, the collection gives the impression of harmony and a certain “maturity” of the designer. In it classic lines are replacing boyish “carelessness” of asymmetric cut and sometimes eccentric volumes of previous seasons. That does not mean the loss of the identity of Alexis Mabille. Its elements are reflected in signature bows appearing here and there, in pleated airy folds on tops and skirts, in a very stylish floor-length black dress, imitating a man tuxedo, or in a red, appearing closer to the finale, sheath dress with an original neckline in the form of the same, favorite by Alexis, bow.

Very soon we will find out, if, in its turn, prêt-à-porter collections of Alexis will become more “prudent” after the “grown-up” couture.

Photo credits: Alexis Mabille


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