RUE DU MAIL FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE PHOTOS BY XXXX MAGAZINE
This was Rue du Mail‘s softest and most romantic collection in years. That was partly due to all the sweet, handworked smocking and cornrows of flocked tulle embroidery, but also the injection of volume into Sitbon’s usually sleek shapes. There were full skirts as well as billowy sleeves on caftanlike frocks, and she ended with almost trapeze silhouettes, the kind that take you back to Philo-era Chloé.
Sitbon retained a certain touch of the risque with sheer, limb-exposing georgettes and a few body-skimming dresses, including a great stripey cotton knit number, which was another new development. The collection was far from overly traditional. In addition to using old-world techniques, the designer added her own, including a fabric made from simple printed cotton, tightly smocked and then fused to create something that felt substantial and expensive.
Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine for XXXX Magazine
Photo Credit: Adrienne Gerard
Photo Editor: Ginger Gentili