Monday, September 9, 2013

Christophe Josse Haute Couture Fall/ Winter 2013-2014

by David Pedroza, Editor in Chief
Photos Courtesy of Maison Christophe Josse
In the spirit of the season, Christophe Josse presented a collection of pure serenity and beauty. The tranquility and peacefulness of his Fall/ Winter 2013/2014 collection celebrated the exquisite craftsmanship of haute couture in a vision of white, alabaster, cream, and fleshy rose. Inspired by the folklore of near east Asia, the Urals of Russia, and the rich resources of haute couture, Mr. Josse has created a winter collection that is light, yet warm and elegant.  Although regal and dramatic in theme, the clothes themselves are stately, refined, yet casual.  The simplistic forms are matched to those of contemporary sculpture, and the textures are rich, thus no need to be emphasized by color, reminiscent of the work by contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer. Christophe Josse is a personal favorite, crating clothes that an  intellectual yet creative soul would gravitate towards.  The opening look, a wool crepe alabaster tunic paired with neoprene knickers, was an instant favorite, along with look number two, a guipure lace dress that captured a spiritually pure energy and perfection. Mr. Josse has refined his image and softened his hand, making him one of the grande masters of Haute Couture.


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