Franck Sorbier

Franck Sorbier Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016 – Fairy-like dancers frolicked down the runway, clad in botanic creations. A short Grecian dress opened the collection, wrapped in twisted ropes of cloth, followed by a male dancer twirling in a white dress and matching leggings with painted gold designs. A skirt in layers of mossy gold tulle flounced before connecting up to a woven bodice.

A regal gown in wrinkled silk was held aloft by one dancer, emphasizing the train; a wide, fringed collar gave structure to the look, the front of the gown delicately flowing down in gentle pleats. This was followed by a dress that appeared to be entirely composed of green leaf and flower appliques, a fitted bodice of leaves that gave way to a kerchief skirt of flowers and leaves. A delicate pair of matching mules, the only shoes to appear in the show, were made of the same leaf appliques as the bodice. Romantic, fitted bodices throughout over more ample skirts brought the Renaissance to mind, accentuated by intricate embroidery and organic details.

Light, earthy tones made up this collection, including an off-white dress patterned with gold stars, a paint-spattered red, mossy greens and browns, and golden yellow. Embroidery, fringe, floral appliques and silk flowers all brought composition and life to this small collection.

Franck Sorbier Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2016


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Written by Lillie Peterson

Lillie is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in Classics and a lifelong fascination for fashion and art. A freelance writer and artist, her hobbies include photography, design, drawing and blogging.

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