The Pavilion Cambon Capucines served the best setting to Ralph & Russo dreamy spring 2016 couture collection.
Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo is what people call “a match made in heaven”: their love for fashion and incredible talent is giving Elie Saab a run for his money when it comes to couture.
The collection was inspired by nature, more specifically by the world of flowers: indeed the designing due did not spare the trimming, as roses, ivy leaves, peonies and tulips made their appearance on most of the dresses, in form of hand-painted, sculpted or appliquéd details.
Models walked down the runway wearing luxurious ball gowns, which presented a delicate allusion to lingerie: silk chiffon night robes and corseted bustier…that is definitely a couture boudoir.
And how would you close such a show?
With a monumental bridal gown (of course) worn by Brazilian top model Isabeli Fontana.
The multi-layered gown featured kimono-like sleeves, a duchess satin bustier and a three-metre train; everything was embroidered with 3D silk and metallic thread-work, silver bullion, silk organza petals, pearls and crystals. An impressive work of art…that required six people to help the model turn around at the end of the runway.
It’s couture, baby.
Written by: Stella & MsD