Haute Couture Paris

Azzaro Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2018 : A Fusion of Cultures & Eras

Azzaro
Fashion show

PARIS COUTURE WEEK/ — This season the House of Azzaro is creating a fusion of cultures and eras. Boldly daring to blend his emblematic style and other-worldly fashion, Maxime Simoëns invites you to break away by combining House references with the faraway influences of floral embroidery and animal prints. He offers his own vision of evanescent femininity through a glamorous, sparkling and eclectic collection with its consistently pure and structured lines.

The collection mixes mystery and sensuality with deep necklines, light and diaphanous muslin and sumptuous embroideries. The freedom of attitude and movement are revealed in waistcoats, combi-shorts or trouser suits in burnout velvet, tweeds enhanced with lurex or jersey highlighted with gold or silver.

An exotic and sensual interpretation imbues the creator’s inspiration. A black silk chiffon caftan embedded with crystals and pearls graphically reveals the House signature: LA. A long velvet kimono in black burnout velvet intertwines floral patterns in gold lurex. A trouser suit opts for the baroque opulence of a brocade embellished with a gold embroidered design.

Contrasting proportions, stripes, drapes, pleats and fringes in perpetual motion impose an ultracontemporary rhythm. Strings of chains and sequins – historical signatures of the house – create metallic shine effects to make tuxedo pants vibrate or to embellish a babydoll dress. The colour palette confirms this contrast between light and depth.

Gold and silver are masters, enhanced by the sobriety of colours such as black, dark blue or burgundy, which serve as a showcase for the richness of embroidery and the brilliance of crystals.

Floral ornaments, feathers, pearls, sequins and crystal inlays convey the breadth of the house’s savoir-faire and light up rich, textured materials. The vibration of a lamé underlines the fluidity of a drape, while silk chiffon adorned with sparkling applications of pearls or sequins sublimates the elegance of the details.

This collection also lifts the veil on the re-launch of the women’s and men’s Prêt à Porter in a breath of couture and in perfect inspirational coherence. The codes of the two wardrobes are intertwined to better revisit the fundamentals. Maxime Simoëns plays out a crossover, proposing an interchangeable male-female collection that redefines an evanescent luminous wardrobe.

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