I attended the Alexis Mabille and Julien Fournié fashion shows at Fashion Week 2013 with Karen and Jessie, presented by The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and organized by FIDe Fashion Weeks. The gorgeous works of art by the talented French designers were a feast for our eyes. That, coupled with the great company I had, concocted the perfect recipe for a wonderful night out.
Before I delve deeper into the details of the fashion shows, here are some pictures of my outfit. I picked out an all white ensemble for a clean, crisp look that evening. Subtle details and textures were added to add interest and dimension.
Shirt from City Plaza
Skirt from Ching at Far East Plaza
Bag from Hermes
Necklace from H&MShoes from Vince Camuto
The intricate lace details were the perfect embodiment of femininity and the main highlight of the outfit. To complete the look, I added a chunky art nouveau necklace in bold hues and a bright blue birkin to lend a pop of colour to the otherwise monotone palette.
The gorgeous lace shirt you see here was actually a surprise find from City Plaza. I love mixing designer labels with street wear as I personally think that this gives the entire ensemble more character and individuality.
French Haute Couturier Alexis Mabille kicked off his show with his A/W 2013/2014 Collection with the mood, colours and silhouettes inspired by the Italian Giovanni Boldini. The collection, in my opinion, was the epitome of femininity with the ingenious pairing of pastel pink, muted dove grey and mint with glamorous touches of gold and silver. Mabille's signature bow motif was incorporated into every ensemble. Accompanied by tailored silhouettes, dramatic shapes and elegant embellishments, a breathtakingly beautiful collection was created.
Closing the show that very evening was Julien Fournié, a recognized invited member of the La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Fournié has worked with brands such as Celine and Jean Paul Gaultier, and is certainly one of the most notable designers to watch.
For Fashion Week 2013, Fournié was the man of the hour as he showcased his own Haute Couture collection, as well as a collaboration collection with Singapore's Love Bonito!
Fournié's collection showcased 22 outstanding looks with an elongated feminine silhouette inspired by Italian painter and sculptor, Modigliani, who worked largely in France. Fournié's signature silhouette also portrays the Chimera, a mythical animal.
He showed sinuous silhouettes and exaggerated the elongation with sky-high stilettos by Walter Steiger, strategically placed crystals, leather strips, fur trims and hand-painted prints by his good friend, artist Anbraude. It all looked simple, but the execution was pure Haute Couture in terms of its tailoring and fit.
(Picture Credits: FIDe Fashion Weeks)