ALEXIS MABILLE FALL 2022 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
For the Fall Couture Collection, Alexis Mabille explores the idea of being unapologetic about the choices one makes.
July 15, 2022
The Alexis Mabille Fall 2022 Haute Couture collection explores the diva attitude, and headlines Aretha Franklin’s famous quote as the main inspiration. The looks feature various silhouettes, from the tight fitting to the oversize, from tailored to flowy, from lingerie to sport.
The designer touched on many couture archetypes: robe bulles with short taffeta shifts were enveloped in round-shaped capes attached to the hem as cocoons; sinuous strapless numbers à la femme fleur in luscious velvet had satin petals sprouting from the décolletage; glamourous caftans in dense crêpe marocain sported fluid plays on draping. A smoking made an inevitabile appearance, obviously worn sans trousers on bare legs, a big bow on the shoulder trailing all the way to the floor. And a couture version of the masculine white shirt was cut generously in billowy gazar and given a sexy twist paired with straight-leg pants in see-through black lace.
Silhouettes and volumes were as individual as the characters Mabille wanted to portray, running the gamut from the tight fitting to the prodigious, from tailored to flou, from lingerie to sport. “Divas are capricious creatures,” he said. “It’s part of their charm. If a woman feels like being capricious, so what? Il faut s’assumer.”