ALEXIS MABILLE – PARIS F/W 2011 HAUTE COUTURE FASHION SHOW
In an array of feathers, crepe and organza, the fall couture collection from Alexis Mabille, the 33 year old Lyonnais French couturier lived up to his pension for extravagance. Inspired by the classic French fables fromJean de la Fontaine, each look was a different animal: an ant, a swan, a frog, etc. Some of the interpretations are subtle and others more literal, such as the fox, a velvety burnt orange dress with a large fox fur sleeved bolero and two fox tails tied around the waist.
The breath taking parts of the collection were the simplified ones that departed more from the fable, such as the frog, an enormous emerald green silk dress that let the proportion and beauty of the fabric make a statement – not all the added feather and furs.
Fashion week coverage directed by Indira Cesarine
Article by Amy Tabarly