Dear Shaded Viewers,
Vauthier proves again that couture doesn’t have to be beyond reach, you can capture the light when you move, be effervescent, be “Street Couture” as he puts it.
His current collection is a compilation of glimmering fringes, sequins, strong tailored suits and lush coats, all in a palettes of electric color schemes. But it was the boots and pants ensembles—pants fusing softly into the boots, a relaxed French flair, that truly delivered. The strong suit suddenly felt more sensual; and as your eyes followed the dresses you felt the draping seemingly becoming more provocative. The sense of an enveloped feeling carries you in his masterful tailoring. Then there were the embellishments, a beautiful touch—glamorous wrist and ankle corsages, trailing capes, sequined denim and liquid silk peeking out under rich velvet silhouettes.
The way Vauthier melds couture and gives it room for accessibility is something to consider in light of current trends. But also to acknowledge that it is something he has already been doing for some time now. Production has always been in France working exclusively with french artisans in the Maisons dedicated to silk, feathers and embroideries.