Alexandre Vauthier

Autumn-Winter 2013/14 – Versace aside, sex and sass are not often words used to describe a Couture collection, however Alexandre Vauthier decided to break all the rules with his offer of a modern and very wearable collection. The palette was simple, black and white to create and assemble of monochrome outfits. Sculpted black jackets with white collars were worn with tight white trousers. Alternatively, white blazers were worn with tiny black skirts. Draping has been a key trend to emerge from Couture week and Vauthier was no different with his draped harem-like trousers and loosely draped tops with plunging necklines. The range was full of attitude with plether skin tight shorts, barely there tops and thigh-high slits. Extreme outfits came by way of sheer chiffon, wrapped around the body with only a tiny bodice to hide in. This draped and wrapped effect created bandage like dresses for fabric was flung over the shoulder, pulled across the waist and brought up across the chest.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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