Launched in 2009, Alexandre Vauthier is a very young couture house. But, don’t let its “youth” mislead you to think its not serious about fashion. Because it is. Season after season, the French couturier pushes his eponymous label a little higher. Going from strength to strength, each new collection becomes a testament to Vauthier’s craftmanship.
Take this collection for instant. Mini skirts have become micro minis but they have remained soft, thanks to the architectural flounce.
Shoulders are emphasized in multiple of ways. Either the bodice is strapless to show off the shoulders with a big bow as the adornment de rigueur. Or sleeves became oversized raglans as seen in the jackets. To be uber feminine, giant ruffles were used as cap sleeves.
It is ultra-modern without going sci-fi. In fact, with the Young Adult books nowadays going into sci-fi/fantasy that is so relatable to us in terms of fashion, it is easy to see Alexandre Vauthier dressing the female characters of Brandon Sanderson’s “Skyward” and/or “The Rithmatist.” Or better yet, the characters in “Mistborn” which is soon to be adapted into film.
With Alexandre Vauthier, the clothes are just the beginning. Case in point, this season, he launched the second collection of the Alain Mikli x Alexandre Vauthier eyewear. Shown on the runway are the bespoke versions of Alain Mikli’s three signature styles: Josseline, Ketti, and Ansolet. Also, exclusive to the collaboration is the new color way Blue Mikli, a new lux marble acetate.
“For my second collaboration with Alain Mikli, I developed new shapes with softer colors inspired closely by my Haute Couture collection. I wanted to create a Parisian statement utilizing the essential French codes while maintaining a super natural look,” said Vauthier about these new sunglasses.
Photos by Imaxtree, courtesy of Alexandre Vauthier