"Fashion is dead. Designers nowadays do not create anything, they only make clothes so people and the press would talk about them.The real money for designers lie within perfumes and handbags. It is all about image. Alaia remains the king. He is smart enough to not only care about having people talk about him. He only holds fashion shows when he has something to show, on his own time frame. Even when Prada owned him he remained free and did what he wanted to do." A rather bold but incredibly true statement made by the former editor of Marie Claire, Catherine Lardeur.
'Tis true, Alaia is king and remains one of the only fashion designers who is totally independent in his beliefs. He doesn't conform and is rarely showcasing on the catwalk. And is most probably the only one to not allow tweeters, cameras or iPhones at Paris' couture week! WOW!!!
Alaia's main focus is solely the woman and beautifying the female form. And let me tell you his newest collection most certainly does this. It really doesn't disappoint. Staying true to the trends of the season we have black and white running throughout with added colour in green and deep red. The fabrics are thick and heavy with the use of patent to snakeskin, and fur upon fur, upon fur. Velvet in abundance with low hemlines and high necklines. The return of the all powerful woman rules in this amazing collection. Cinched in waists, floor-skimming gowns, pencil skirts and the ultimate in detailing.
Take a look right here, right now...
I have never seen a woman portrayed more elegant or beautiful!
Alaia...you are not just the King...you are the Emperor of all that is fashion!!!Xxx