Azzedine Alaia Presents Sleek Show In Paris
Azzedine Alaia has focused on fabulous outerwear and his signature knit dresses in his latest collection.
The designer hosted a fashion show at his Rue de Moussy headquarters in Paris for ready-to-wear fall 2016 on Sundayafternoon (03Apr16), with a front row which boasted the likes of actress Monica Bellucci and Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere.
Famed for his body-conscious dresses and flaring skirts, Alaia wowed the audience with a range of coats in glossy leathers or striking jacquards. A-line coats had swaying, voluminous detail at the back, with some interestingly harnessed with a belt placed at the level of the bra strap.
Of course there were many of his signature knitwear dresses, the show opening with sleeveless looks that boasted deep armholes and rows of colourful dots. The designer also let loose with sequins, embedding them in details of his knitted dresses or using them in graphic lines in his black gowns with asymmetric hems.
The Tunisian-born couturier also shows sleek tuxedos and revealing lace gowns, such as black lace dress with sheer panels through the skirt, showing more than a hint of skin, though his tailcoat boleros, the fronts framing the rib cage, really stood out.