It has always been a great pleasure to find some exciting details in Alexis Mabille’s Fall Winter 2017-18 Haute Couture collection. As he is one of my favorite couture designer in the season, so far I still didn’t get the chance to catch him at the fashion crime scene, I have to be more direct next time.
Alexis Mabille was born in 1977, in a middle-class family in Lyon, France. His mother had an interest in fashion, and taught the young Mabille how to use a needle and thread. There is literally sixteen years difference between me and Mabille, my mom was a fashion designer who taught me about sewing technique as well when I was young, but my mom didn’t allow me to play with it all the time.
But Mabille has developed an expertise in creating clothes, and as a teen would dress his family and friends. He designed clothes for the Lyon’s opera, and made clothes for a growing number of clients. After his training at Nina Ricci and Ungaro, he moved to Dior where then-creative director John Galliano noticed his talent and appointed him to design the 1997 accessories collection for the house.
In 2005, Mabille launched his namesake label. His collections for Ready to Wear were lauded across the fashion world, with such people as Karl Lagerfeld and Mick Jagger praising his bowtie collections. In 2008, Alexis Mabille showed at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for the first time.
Alexis Mabille, Fall Winter 2017-18 Haute Couture Collection
Long bustier dress with pleated flounces in platinum and gold lamé; metallic lace inserts and rocaille-embroidered ribbons.
“Fur” in gold laminated flowers and jewels, mink collar and bow-belt in matching duchesse satin. Worn with a silk slip dress.
Platinum brocade coatdress with matching satin neckline and ink and platinum passementerie belt.
Evening shirtdress in pleated tulle with aquamarine, emerald and black gradations; belt in Nile blue satin and diamanté button.
Long column dress in imperial green pleated organza with flounced neckline and embroidered forget-me-nots.
Emerald green smoking: crêpe jacket with satin lapel and green and gold scroll embroidery; matching sun-pleated trousers.
Corseted gown with midnight blue satin-leather skirt embellished with matching pleated organza. Jacket in midnight triple organza with pleated, fringed cuffs.
Long-sleeved bustier grown in midnight crêpe trimmed at neckline and cuffs with pleated, frayed organza “fur” in gradations of midnight blue to violet.
Bustier gown with flounced sleeves in gradated white and nude pleated tulle; stitching embellished with midnight satin ribbons.
Smoking bustier dress in blood red crêpe and satin with ostrich feathers in gradations of red to pale pink.
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